Welcome to the Spear & Jackson "This Month In The Garden" Video Blog

Over the coming months, join me as I show you how to do jobs in the garden on a month by month basis.  As a horticulturalist and garden designer, I'll be guiding you through the seasons ahead, sharing tips, successes and failures and exploring some of the new and inventive products on the market.

Join me to see what jobs I recommend you should be doing in the garden each month with this 'How To' guide

Lee Bestall
Inspired Garden Design

Garden care Blog

  • Tidy garden
    October 14, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    Consider wrapping plants such as new Cordylines, but not with plastic or bubble wrap as these will make them sweat and rot.  Firstly tie the leaves together with string or raffia and then wrap with horticultural fleece.

  • Autum Lawn Care
    September 12, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    It seems to have warmed up slightly over the past week, but the rain we've had means that if you can cope with the mess, now is a great time to start your autumn lawn care programme.

  • Diseased Leaf
    August 11, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    Its at this time of the year when most people retire to the garden after a hard days work, or at weekends, but this is also the time of year where garden pests like to bathe in the garden too.

  • Agapanthus
    July 26, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    This week we begin our tour of other peoples gardens, and the first stop for the next 3 weeks is Dawns garden.  Set in a woodland environment, this north facing garden has pockets of special plants dotted here and there, with a wonderful use of colour repeated throughout each border.  The rain makes it look like an autumn day, but it didn't put us off having a good look around. 

  • Foxgloves
    July 18, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    Another mixed bag of weather with a great day friday and a pretty miserable weekend. Now the tulips have totally died down I've removed the bulbs from the ground and put them in the shade of the cold frame to dry out. I'll store them till November in the garage and then re-plant them with a mixture of other pink varieties.

  • Slugs
    June 29, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care

    Holes in your Hostas, nibbles out of your lettuce leaves and trails on your patio.  Sound familiar?  The rains of late have brought our the dreaded slugs and snails en-masse, and getting rid of them is a real challenge.

  • Rainforest Sprinkler System
    June 20, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Garden Care
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