We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Monday October 22 , 2018

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Recent blog posts

October Garden Jobs

Posted by on in Gardening

secateurs-240October is a busy time of year - there are often still flowers to give attention to, garden hygiene to get under control, crops to harvest and planning and planting for next year all to fit into your garden schedule.  

Changing daylight hours will mean that you're up against it in terms of timings before the winter really hits us but this is often a beautiful time of year too with soft autumnal lighting and spectacular leaf colour to fill your senses.  

Jobs for this month include:

Continue reading
Hits: 7481 0 Comments
0

October Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening

autumn leavesOctober brings with it a drop in temperatures, night frosts and an increase of winds blowing the rich autumn-coloured leaves from trees.  This month the growing season comes to a close but there are still plenty of jobs to be done in and around the garden.  

Don’t worry about clearing every seed head or dying herb stems before winter sets in unless you want your garden to be super tidy, seed heads with frost or moisture from a misty start to the day can be very aesthetically pleasing as well as providing beneficial insects such as ladybirds and lacewings shelter to hibernate.  Leaving spent seed heads and stems also gives some plants an added layer of protection through the cold and frosty months.

Continue reading
Hits: 5467 0 Comments
0

September Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening

scarifyinglawnDuring September you start to notice the nights beginning to draw in which always means less time to spend working, entertaining or just relaxing outdoors!  That said though it’s still a good time to be doing jobs outside.  It can also be a time for gales, so be prepared: ensure your plants, shrubs and trees are staked properly to avoid them getting damaged.

This is a great time to take cuttings from tender plants like fuchsias, harvest your fruit and veg, and go on, sprinkle a little TLC on your lawn!!  September is often considered ‘lawn care month’, a time when we reinvigorate them for next year by removing thatch, aerating and applying a top dressing.  So, for those of you doing this for the first time here’s a quick guide how to do just that and have a fabulous lawn next year!

Continue reading
Hits: 7264 0 Comments
0

September Garden Jobs

Posted by on in Gardening

secateurs-240As the nights start to draw in September usually sees gardeners working quick time to make the most of this super-busy month. 

While there are still flowers to deadhead and plenty to harvest in the vegetable plot it is also a time of preparation.  There are bulbs to plant to ensure a gorgeous display next spring. There are repairs to furniture and structures to do before the worst of the winter weather hits us.  It's one of the busiest months in the gardeners' diary and it's also officially lawn care month in Blue Daisy's!

 

Continue reading
Hits: 5389 0 Comments
0

August Garden Jobs

Posted by on in Gardening

secateurs-240There have been some major growth spurts going on in our gardens this year and one of the biggest problems for gardeners is to make sure things don't get too much out of hand.  As ever deadheading is the order of the day for August along with watering. Don't forget to try to water late afternoon or evening if possible, avoiding the heat of the day (although roses do prefer a morning drink!).  Some summer pruning is also on the cards to help keep things under control along with the usual August jobs:

 

Continue reading
Hits: 13679 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

Highgrove Decking structure garden design Monty Don build Phyllostachys nigra garden Prince Harry house plants career in horticulture rainwater harvesting BBC herbs Herb garden watering sound in the garden National Gardening Week Chris Beardshaw cottage gardens plants poppies watering can gravel Carol Klein Crocus Chelsea Physic Garden hard landscaping Chelsea Flower Show women and work award plant pots repetition October garden Jekka McVicar Hidcote Malvern Spring Show gardening on tv ornamental grasses spring garden August garden colour in your garden winter garden twitter topiary elm legacy gift Garden Planning Tom Hart-Dyke Kelmarsh Hall Birmingham Library June garden December garden September garden Hosta show gardens Wisley Great British Garden Revival pond Lantra winner Joe Swift cyclamen composting RHS Chelsea RHS Lawrence Johnston Capability Brown grow your own heatwave snow garden design tip Urban Heat Island NSALG basil Acuba Taxus Daffodils Briza maxima February Joanna Lumley ash Moss Bank Park CorTen steel roof garden edible garden show Trees birch traditional style Herb grey water hosepipe Geranium Cosmos astrosanguineus pollinating insects ha ha summer garden timber John Massey Horticulturalist James Wong Futurescape saving water Laurel Nicki Jackson Cut flowers Shrubs cottage garden Berberis sunflowers GYO Gardeners World acer May garden Urban Heat Island Effect water conservation Absorb pollution New York Highline RHS Malvern Coastal plants bees stonemarket sweat peas Wildflowers HNC front garden Mrs Loudon productive garden patio Snowdrops garden advice at home vertical garden water feature form scented shrubs Alan Titchmarsh doddington hall November garden roof gardens Echinacea sorbus rosemary Buxus HTA Euphorbia deer lawn care Fleece Stone Lane Gardens drought contemporary unity wildlife Perennial Charlie Dimmock Matt James garden design trends kerb-side appeal herbaceous borders Berginia Horticultural blue Levens Hall bulb display Selfridges Roof Garden garden room movement in the garden water butt Sophie Raworth bulbs Events & Shows London Malvern Hills Seed sowing Blue Daisy Spring shrubs RHS Hampton Court Floating Paradise Gardens of London hydroponic Ilex rock gardens planning your garden recycled materials terracota Kew Gardens Joseph Banks Cambridge botanical garden spring bulbs Rachel de Thame March garden autumn garden pollinators surfaces February garden Greenhouse wild flowers Alys Fowler April garden eco-friendly kitchen garden garden focal points Bamboo National Trust pests rococo Glasshouse CorTen Toby Buckland Achillea Ashwood Nurseries alpines July garden RHS Tatton Park Narcissus Stoneleigh Kensington Roof Garden paving Cloches Horticulture reclaimed materials courtyard Winter shrubs green spaces January garden water

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.