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CraneFly on Leaf - the parent of the LeatherJacket Larvae pest

LeatherJacket Lookout – these garden pests are on the rise

Thanks to the extended period of wet weather we are noticing that a common garden pest – the leatherjacket – is on the rise. A normal component to most UK gardens, this year’s damp conditions have favoured the survival of the eggs and larvae, and therefore are making them a dominant pest for 2024.

Have you ever noticed patches of yellowing or dead grass in your garden? Or a seedling plant that has collapsed having been eaten at soil level? It is quite possible that you may have a leatherjacket infestation.

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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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re-wilding your garden

Re-wilding your garden – what difference can you make?

How to continue your re-wilding journey

Many of us have now set aside or made changes to some parts of our gardens to make them friendlier to wildlife.

Leaving a corner to go wild with brambles or nettles, ‘No-mow May’ or leaving leaf litter and plant debris under hedges or in beds are all ways to attract insects, small mammals and birds to our gardens. For many of us, this is just the first step on a re-wilding journey.

The true principles of re-wilding go well beyond transforming all or most of our garden into a haven for nature, however. Re-wilding means extending beyond and across boundaries to neighbouring gardens and green spaces.

To make re-wilding a reality and also a success, what’s needed is scale and size; conjoined areas of land to create a habitat for a pool of biodiversity. This is the challenge for home-owners and Garden Designers alike.

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A Wild Garden

5 More Steps to Going Wild in your Garden

A sequel to 5 Steps to Going Wild in your Garden, because there is always more we can do.

With biodiversity declining at an alarming rate it can feel like the problem is too big for us to solve alone. But just imagine if we all did a little bit more … just like a waterfall is made up of many droplets of water. Big change can happen when we all come together.

And a wild garden is one of the easiest ways we can make a difference to the biodiversity in our communities.

Read on to learn more and decide which steps will work for you and your garden.

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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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