Scotland

december 2018

December 06 2018

Sallie Sillars - Head Gardener, Scotland

december 2018

"Approaching the shortest winter day is a reminder to check that the garden is ready to get through its hibernation without too much trouble."

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november 2018

November 05 2018

Sallie Sillars - Head Gardener, Scotland

november 2018

"Herbaceous perennials create structure and add yearlong colour to many gardens. Now is the time you can increase your plants stock by taking divisions to grow in a divisions bed. Choose a sheltered part of the garden and supplement the soil with good quality compost to create a light airy soil. Divide your plants trim growth and lay them approximately 10cm apart in channels at an angle of 45 degrees. Cover with soil so the tips are just above the ground".

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July 2018

July 12 2018

Sallie Sillars - Head Gardener, Scotland

July 2018

Head Gardener in Scotland Sallie Sillars has her top tip for gardening in July, "In extreme growing conditions the best tip I have heard is to add organic matter to the topsoil to improve water retention in dry spells and a protective layer in harsh frosts. Composted leaf mulch is soil elixir and is top of my autumn activities. Hope you and your gardens are all enjoying the sunshine!"

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March 2018

March 01 2018

Sallie Sillars - Head Gardener, Scotland

March 2018

"February is almost the last chance for that spring clean! By now you should have a collection of clean tools, washed pots and trays ready to use so now turn your attention to the greenhouse. I am opting to steam clean the glass, wipe down surfaces and remove any leaf matter gathered over the winter to reduce the chance of plant pathogens taking hold. Topped off by a good airing on any milder days! Now the Spring sowing and growing can commence!"

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