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

Saturday March 06 , 2021

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

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: 7628 0 Comments
0

August Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening

RHS Wisley July 2010-400The top priority for your August garden is usually to just sit back, relax and enjoy your garden and who are we to say anything otherwise?  Go on, get out there and enjoy it before the weather changes for good!

Traditionally, this is the holiday month so if you are managing to be away this year remember to arrange for a neighbour/friends/family to pop round to keep an eye on plants for you. You’ll need to ask them to pick the fruit and veg that has ripened on any edible plants or it will spoil what is left still growing. 

 

Continue reading
Hits: 7865 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: 19125 0 Comments
0

July Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening

ladybird aphidJuly is most definitely the month of colour - it's a riot out there! Watering, deadheading and keeping on top of weeds are most people's top 3 in the garden this month but planning ahead never hurts either...

There are always some things in the garden that you'd do differently, and your July garden is often a good time to spot those difficult patches. Make a note of the changes that you'd like to make and take photos to help your memory so that when you do come to make changes later in the season it'll be an easier job.

Continue reading
Hits: 7747 0 Comments
0

July Garden Jobs

Posted by on in Gardening

secateurs-240

With summer well underway here is the job list for July, which includes...

Continue reading
Hits: 8518 0 Comments
0

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

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

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.