Author Archives: Gavin Stanton

Image of Garden in the winter showing a path with planting to either side and a house and hedge in the background.

Winter Gardening Myth Busting

In the midst of winter, many gardeners just focus on routine activities like leaf clearing, wildlife feeding, and tool cleaning. Whilst these are all important jobs, it’s worth noting that gardening doesn’t have to grind to a complete halt during the colder months. I’m hoping to debunk some common myths associated with Winter gardening, revealing practical tips to help keep your garden looking its best throughout the season.

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Summer Gardening Tips

5 Summer Gardening Essentials

The Summer months of July & August are the time to reap your rewards and savour the joys of outdoor living.  

Whilst you are spending more time outside there are a few jobs that you can do. Make sure you continue to nurture and enhance your garden with these 5 tips.

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Pond Care

Seven steps to Spring pond care

Now the weather is starting to warm up we’re seeing the first signs of life in our ponds and water features.

As water is so central to supporting wildlife in your garden, now is the time to make sure you are ready for the new life that is about to make your pond its home.

Here are our pond care tips to get you ready for action:

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Spring Tips to get your Garden Ready for Summer

Spring is one of the most important times of the year in the garden, with new life appearing in every corner. Birds are starting to build their nests in hedges while new shoots and buds are appearing high and low.

Now is the time to think ahead and make sure you are prepared for a full Summer show.

Top 3 Spring Gardening Tips

Get your garden Summer ready with these top Spring gardening tips.

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How do I choose the right Rose for my garden?

Lots of people are intimidated when it comes to buying and caring for Roses. In this blog I will try to put you all at ease with a few tips about what to look for when buying and caring for one of Britain’s best-loved shrubs.

There are lots of different types of Roses offering a variety of effects and benefits in your garden, from all-summer flowering and scented blooms to formal and informal displays and even security.

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Spring Blooming Bulbs

Vibrant colour in the garden is often, and most easily provided by bulbs. Hyacinths at Christmas, Crocus in the New Year, Daffodils in Spring and Tulips in early Summer.

Many of these bulbs are planted in Autumn and are dormant through winter. These bulbs need cold temperatures in order to produce a flower bud for spring which is part of the reason they are planted at this time of the year.

So now’s the time to start planning your bulb planting scheme ready for next year.

What bulbs will you be planting this Autumn?

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GreenArt Garden Care & Maintenance

Nurture your lawn with these 5 tips

Grass is a wonderfully resilient plant that has surprised many over the past weeks, I am sure you will agree.  The small respite in the long hot dry summer has at last allowed lawns to begin to recuperate.

With little rain forecast and a hosepipe ban still in force across parts of England, we want to help you nurture your lawn back to good health. 

Follow these 5 tips to ensure your lawn comes back fighting fit.

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Hedges and Garden Design

Whether it is formal or informal, the right type of hedging plants have the power to completely transform your garden.

Hedges are a great habitat for wildlife, provide privacy and security as well as protection from wind for tender or less hardy plants. They can also be a central feature of a garden design and an opportunity to be creative with shape, form and structure that will last for years to come. Whatever purpose your hedge will serve, there is a large choice of hedging plants for your garden, so choose wisely.

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