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Planting season begins

Planting season begins

Natures natural time for planting has long been recognised as the autumn and winter months provided the ground is not frozen or covered in snow. This is the time of year when the moving of plants and shrubs from one part of the garden to a new area can be started.

Now the autumn leaves are falling we are well underway in getting gardens ready for the winter. The cutting back has begun in earnest. Its also a good time of year for cutting back and dividing perennials to make new plants. Plants for free. Good examples suitable for dividing include Day Lillies (Hemerocallis), Echinacea, Helenium, Pyrethruns and Veronicas. You can even start dividing most of the ornamental grasses.

Why divide herbaceous plants?

  • To produce more plants for FREE
  • To keep plants young and Vigourous
  • To ensure plants are less prone to diseases
  • To control the size of spreading plants
  • Plant firmly, treading the soil periodically , keep them well watered until well established

This is also  the start of the bare root season. Bare root basically means plants without pots. It is alot more cost effective to buy plants in bare root form at this time of the year. Good bare root stocks include most of the following:

  • Deciduous hedging to include: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Beech, Field Maple, Rosa and Spindle berry. Holly in bare root form can also be purchased in this way including a number of the conifers including Yew, or even as root-balls, (wrapped in hessian)
  • Ornamental and Fruit trees are great for buying at this time of year
  • Soft Fruit – to include Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants.

Make sure that the roots are kept moist or healed into soil prior to planting to keep them going and reduce stress prior to planting.

Contact us for your FREE consultation to discuss your autumn planting requirements. We can provide numerous ideas to help you with your autumn and winter garden requirements.

Bodicote Garden Design & Build Update

Bodicote Garden Design & Build Update

Banbury Gardeners revisit this garden on a weekly basis to carryout garden maintenance following the design and build of it.  This garden now receives our Lawn treatment service carried out by www.banburylawncare.co.uk. The garden is showing a great deal of colour now and the Lavenders are in full flower and covered with many bees. The highlight garden plants this month are the Old English shrub roses, Penstemons, and Garden pinks amongst others. We are also proud to announce this garden will be opening for Katherine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens in 2017 alongside Broughton Grange garden. We will bring you details nearer the time of the planned opening or check… Continue Reading

The April Garden

The April Garden

General Tasks and Maintenance  Beware of late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until much later on in the month, and even then be prepared to cover it if necessary. Deadhead daffodils and narcissi; give them a liquid feed or a sprinkling of bonemeal and then let them die down. Don’t cut off the leaves as they are necessary to replenish the bulb for next year. Keep deadheading spring bedding to keep it looking neat, and to encourage new flowers. Continue with the spring cleaning. Hoe your borders, getting rid of weeds before they… Continue Reading

Garden Tidy Up, Chipping Warden

Garden Tidy Up, Chipping Warden

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to show recent garden tidy up to a garden in Chipping Warden. The garden required a cutting back and tidying up and creation of a new turfed lawn. Beds and borders were weeded and additional lavender planting carried out in order to give the property kerb appeal and fragrance as it comes onto the property market. We can provide many cost effective, quick fixes to give homeowners an edge over their rivals when it comes round to great images for property particulars.   Contact us now to arrange our free Garden Tidy Up consultation We can provide a wealth of ideas to help you get the… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to welcome a new client to our garden maintenance services. This property is located in the village of Sibford Gower near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This garden is quite large and narrow but is divided into various rooms. Stretching in excess of 300ft in length and backing onto open countryside. Garden rooms consist of a vegetable garden, fruit cages, main lawn and feature patio area, shrubbery with meandering pathways and a miniature arboretum towards the rear of the garden with a natural stream at the rear. Works will include tidying the borders, introducing lawncare treatments to eradicate moss, and re-planting to provide colour and interest.   Contact us… Continue Reading

New gardener joins the team

New gardener joins the team

Banbury Gardeners welcomes a second Lady gardener to join the team. Laura will be joining us in January 2016 and be helping with our Garden maintenance side of the business. Laura lives locally in a small North Oxfordshire village and maintains her own walled garden. Laura is presently coming to the end of her Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 in Horticullture at Waterperry gardens near Oxford. She has 3 existing gardens already lined up to start the year. So if you would like to book Laura to lookafter your garden on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis then Contact us. Continue Reading

Wildlife in everyday gardens

Wildlife in everyday gardens

Gardens are not just about having manicured lawns with crisply trimmed edges, bedding plants in nice tidy blocks of colour, and nor is it to have perfectly straight rows in the vegetable garden. Just as much enjoyment I believe is gained by sharing the space with other living creatures from: Birds to moths. Bats to badgers. You don’t have to have a large garden to attract wildlife, small gardens are just as important, especially when you put together an entire row of small gardens that in the eyes of wildlife looks just like one big, linked up habitat. They don’t care if there is a fence dividing your garden from… Continue Reading

Gardening jobs to do this month – September

September is the month where the summer border plantings start to draw to an end, The herbaceous border is starting to look untidy and plants have lost their edge. Roses are coming to the end of their flowering and the light is beginning to diffuse in quality. Keep dead heading daily and taking off fading flowers before they begin to set seed, Don`t just pull off the head but cut back to an outward facing leaf bud with sharp knife or secateurs. This month is the start of buying and planting bulbs for the garden for next years interest. Garden centres and stores will have swathes of choices from the… Continue Reading

Planting time is nearly here……

Planting time is nearly here……

Autumn is almost upon us now as the nights begin to draw in and the weather begins to get cooler in the evenings. It will all be happening soon. The leaves will be turning and falling. We will soon be planting hedges, moving plants in various clients gardens and re-locating them to new locations. Autumn has always been the best time of the year for new planting to take place in our own gardens and the landscape scenery. Plants and trees establish so much better at this time of the year before the winter cold sets in.   Now is the time to start thinking about getting your garden ready… Continue Reading