Gardening advice for every month of the year

Tips and advice on what you could do in your garden or at your allotment for every month of the year.
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Protecting your Plants from Slugs and Snails - Pumpkin Beth

Three of my slug and snail deterrents provided a secure plant protection, with not one plant grown within their barrier receiving as much as a nibble

There are many local plant sales, fetes and opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants at fantastic prices, or even to swap for free!  Rare, hard to find and unusual plants can be found at the specialist plant fairs listed below.  In this list I have included large plant sales, such as the plant sale …

2015 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales And Swaps - Pumpkin Beth

Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales And Swaps - Pumpkin Beth

Specialist plant nurseries, like Downderry Lavender Nursery, pictured here at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, are ideal places to compare a number of different varieties of your favourite plant and purchase your favourite.

It’s an exciting time and romantic time in the garden, with lots to do this month and so much to look forward to! Take time out to relax and enjoy the wonderfully scented flowers of Daphne, Sarcococca and Hamamelis. Prune Buddleja davidii now. If you’ve got an old and maybe rather neglected specimen then rejuvenate …

It’s an exciting time and romantic time in the garden, with lots to do this month and so much to look forward to! Take time out to relax and enjoy the wonderfully scented flowers of Daphne, Sarcococca and Hamamelis. Prune Buddleja davidii now. If you’ve got an old and maybe rather neglected specimen then rejuvenate …

This time of year is so evocative and reflective with morning mist and an array of autumn colour adding to the beauty of the garden. With shorter days, time is of the essence there is much to do and enjoy in your garden this month. If your fences are rather tatty or wobbly, have you …

This time of year is so evocative and reflective with morning mist and an array of autumn colour adding to the beauty of the garden. With shorter days, time is of the essence there is much to do and enjoy in your garden this month. If your fences are rather tatty or wobbly, have you …

This is such an exciting time of year with so many beautiful colours in the garden to enjoy and Harvest Festival to look forward to. Here are lots of lovely things to do to make the most of your garden now, but also to ensure your garden looks better than ever next year! It’s time …

Gardening Advice for Mid-September to Mid-October - Pumpkin Beth

This is such an exciting time of year with so many beautiful colours in the garden to enjoy and Harvest Festival to look forward to. Here are lots of lovely things to do to make the most of your garden now, but also to ensure your garden looks better than ever next year! If your …

Gardening Advice for Mid-September to Mid-October - Pumpkin Beth

The end of summer is often a magical time bathed in golden light and sunshine, here’s hoping the month ahead is a lovely time. There’s certainly a lot to do to keep you busy! It’s the perfect time to prepare and sow new lawns. It’s important to remove all weeds, particularly perennial weeds before you …

Gardening Advice for Mid-August to Mid-September - Pumpkin Beth

The end of summer is often a magical time bathed in golden light and sunshine, here’s hoping the month ahead is a lovely time. There’s certainly a lot to do to keep you busy! Vine weevils are a real pain, especially if you’ve got lots of container grown plants, the adult weevils damage plant leaves, …

Here you’ll find gardening articles and relevant for every month of the year, either because of the plants providing seasonal interest at that time, jobs that need doing in the garden, or events happening during that month.

I just love this time of year when everywhere is developing a beautiful shade of green! Every year it’s like a revelation as hedgerows, trees, lawns, everywhere, turn the most beautiful shade of fresh, new, positive, wonderful, green. There are many jobs you can do now to keep your garden or allotment looking beautiful, here …

Garden Advice for Mid-May to Mid-June - Pumpkin Beth

I love autumn, the colourful falling leaves, shiny berries and burnished tones add to the romance and beauty of the garden. Make the most of the autumn planting opportunities available now, order seed catalogues and create a beautiful garden to enjoy all year round. There’s still lots to do in the garden or at your …

Ivy is a great plant to grow to attract and support wildlife. It's a food source for the Holly Blue Butterfly larvae. Ivy flowers provide food for bees and the later berries are a valuable food source for birds.

This time of year is so evocative and reflective with morning mist and an array of autumn colour adding to the beauty of the garden. With shorter days, time is of the essence, there is much to do and enjoy in your garden this month. It’s the ideal time to plant any beautiful hardy plants …

Gardening Advice for Mid-October to Mid-November - Pumpkin Beth

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