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

Grow your own Blog

  • Hosta - herbaceous perennial
    October 14, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Grow Your Own

    This week I've been dividing up herbaceous perennials, including the over crowded Astilbes, Hostas, Lupins, Delphiniums and some of the grasses.  When divided in autumn herbaceous perennials (those which die down to ground level at the end of each year) should establish a new root system over the next few months while the soil is still warm. 

  • Strawberries
    August 10, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Grow Your Own

    Now is the perfect time of year to begin the propagation of semi ripe cuttings.  They sound complicated, but they are not really.  They can be taken from any plant (normally a shrub) which has produced some growth this year which has started to harden at the base.  Examples include Lavender, Box, Berberis, Potentilla and Fuchsia.

    May 16, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Grow Your Own

    Before I go to Chelsea, there's just time to build up my propagation house, perfect for protecting and growing on seedlings and cuttings.

  • Wicker Planters
    May 16, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Grow Your Own

    Spear & Jacksons new Wicker planters, so easy to put together and plant and great because you can move it around to suit the plants.

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