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Turn London into an urban park? What a great idea. This is not really some crowd concept, it has to come from legislation on: green aspects of new developments (mostly, green features in the initial artist’s impression stage, all removed when built) front gardens and conversion to drives and mini car parks (use grass-crete, or […]

Water in the morning, if required. Especially water any newly planted shrubs, plants etc. If anything is getting too overcrowded, separate out (bulbs etc). Plenty of growth and flowering going on, have to take off the dead heads when needed. Add supports for any tall growing plants. Vegetable gardens going strong. Keep an eye out […]

The weather has been very variable this year, from hot sun to snow! Spring bulbs are dying back and flowers are appearing. This year there have been many heavy rain showers, so the ground is more wet than usual. Butterflies brighten up your garden. Your garden can start to look like a proper garden at […]

12 Apr, 2016

April gardening jobs – great tips & advice

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: garden|gardening|Spring

What to do in the garden in April A lot of rain arrives – April showers – yesterday I cleared a small area for turf, and all night it rained, before the new turf has been laid. Weeds are on the march in April. So get busy. Mulching is a good idea, lay mulch between […]

Spring has more or less arrived, although still cold on some days. Buds and blooms are out and now is the time to get busy on the garden. Sills needs repairs or repainting. Outdoor fittings should be checked, cleaned, oiled etc, and any work needed done now, before the start of the proper garden season. […]

Weather in February can range from sunny warm days to ice and snow in large qualities. Rain also, wind too. Early sign of spring continue. With England getting warmer, these just continue from early buds in January. SOme don’t die back now, I have a buddleia in the garden which never died back at all, […]

This advice is for England and Europe, or anywhere there is a cold sometimes snowy winter. Bad weather can keep you indoors, especially when ground is too wet or waterlogged, or frozen and too hard. Remove any weeds, and get rid of mouldy or rotting vegetation such as old leaves, twigs etc. This is not […]

These are some photos from a recent lawn laying session. The small lawn was killed by overhanging trees provding too much shade, and neglect by tenants in a rented property. Autumn is a good time to lay a lawn as rain will make it bed in better. Laying in Spring is also possible but you […]

Discovered an archive of photos from the South London new build we did back in 2005-2006. Just show some of the external works, fitting of decking and steps: This was a on site construction of balcony and steps out of wood, with paved barbecue area. This barbecue area is small so as to increase the […]

The annual Grand Designs show, fronted by Kevin McCloud, is on again, in Birmingham NEC, very easy to get to for most people in the UK unlike London. Kevin is doing book signings so check that out on the website. I am interested in what happened to the Swindon eco estate, I think it has […]


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