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It’s August, and there’s still plenty to do in the garden

It’s August, and there’s still plenty to do in the garden

It's finally warming up, here's my suggestions for keeping your garden looking at it's best through the rest of the Summer and beyond.

It’s June, and in the garden there are lots of jobs to do!

It’s June, and in the garden there are lots of jobs to do!

The weather may not be up to much, but we need to get into the garden and get planting and make your garden stand out this Summer.

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Gardening With Ken Podcast – May 2021

This month I answer questions on Phlomis and flea beetles on Hollyhocks, advise on what to plant in a tree stump, and provide a list of flowers and shrubs suitable for growing in heavy clay soils.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – 20th June

Ken’s Weekly Tips – 20th June

I love roses, but it's important to keep them healthy by dead heading, and tackling pests and disease as soon as it occurs.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Jobs To Do In The Garden

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Jobs To Do In The Garden

If you think nothing needs doing in the garden, think again. A beautiful garden is a labour of love. Here's my 'to do' list for this week.

From the Allotment – From tiny acorns mighty oak trees do grow!

From the Allotment – From tiny acorns mighty oak trees do grow!

They do say that from tiny acorns, mighty oak trees grow. My friend Andrew has been trying for years to grow an oak, and now he's had some success.

Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge

Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge

With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Apricot Update

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Apricot Update

Some people don't believe that Apricots can grow in English weather, well this video will prove just how wrong they are. Enjoy!

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!

Pennisetum forms a compact low mound, and it produces lasting brush-like flowers in late summer, and it works brilliantly in these beds.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with fungus on sleepers

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with fungus on sleepers

When fungus grows on a sleeper, it's just doing what it's meant to do - breaking down dead organic matter and returning it to the soil.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June

Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June

All gardens need pollinators such as bees and insects, and you'll find many are attracted to lavender. Find a suitable spot, and get some planted.

It’s July and time to enjoy the fruits of your labour

It’s July and time to enjoy the fruits of your labour

July is when you get to enjoy all the effort you've put in to creating in your garden so far this year, but there're still jobs that need doing.