Spring is fast approaching, and February is the month to get your pruning shears out and prep before active growth starts.
January is a cold and quiet month in the garden – the perfect opportunity to plan your gardening year ahead.
August is a great time to take stock of your borders and containers. Right now, they should be in full swing; a riot of colour! But in a couple of months they will begin to fade and so it’s worth planning ahead now. Make sure that you have some plants waiting in the wings if you want to keep your display looking fresh and colourful.
Here are some top tips for extending your display well into autumn.
The Big Butterfly Count
Have you spotted any butterflies lately? If your garden is a haven for them then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count? This annual event runs from Friday 17 July and Sunday 9 August this year, so you still have plenty of time to get involved.
It’s a simple but effective way of testing the state of the UK’s butterfly populations. People up and down the UK will be stepping outside for 15 minutes with a cuppa and an identification sheet, downloaded from Butterfly Conservation’s website https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ . Choose a sunny spot to sit and record how many of each different species you can spot in your garden.
Continue reading “Join the Big Butterfly Count 2020”
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* Customers who complete Van Meuwen’s online customer survey before 14th October 2018 will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of five Canary Island Date Palms. Entries are limited to one per customer.