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Late Winter Colours – Jeremy’s blog

LATE WINTER COLOURS I thought I would write and give some ideas regarding some late winter colour. Winter is always a hard time of year and think we all need some colour by our front and back doors in a tub or basket to make us feel perhaps a little warmer. Letting us...

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All about Hedges – Jeremy’s Blog

HEDGES - Hedges, where do l start. Hedges can be any plant, they are just planted closer and in rows. Normally to give a barrier between one part of the garden and another. They can be decorative, usually evergreen or deciduous (lose their leaves and dormant in the...

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Jeremy’s Bumbles November Newsletter 2018

Good evening everyone and let me say how nice it is to write to you all, from my window seat, via the new medium (to me) of social media. How are you all? I have missed being at bumbles and talking and seeing you all. But I hope my son and his team have been helping...

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Video Tutorials

An instructional video as Ross shows us how to prune and train wisteria. Call in to see us anytime for hands-on advice regarding plant care and a lovely selection of wisterias!

Posted by Bumbles Plant Centre on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

How to Prune and Train Wisteria

An instructional video with Ross showing how to prune and train wisteria. Call in to see us anytime for hands-on advice regarding plant care and a lovely selection of wisterias! https://www.facebook.com/bumblesplantcentre/videos/340259820161876/

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Wisteria Hoop training. An ornamental project training a wisteria standard onto a hoop frame to give a umbrella effect come flowering time. Ross shows us his methods and pruning. Keep watching for more instructional videos on plant care and maintenance.

Posted by Bumbles Plant Centre on Sunday, 13 January 2019

Wisteria pruning with Ross at Bumbles

Wisteria Hoop training. An ornamental project training a wisteria standard onto a hoop frame to give a umbrella effect come flowering time. Ross shows us his methods and pruning. Keep watching for more instructional videos on plant care and maintenance....

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Some advice from Ross on putting your Gunnera to bed for the winter and protecting them from frost.

Posted by Bumbles Plant Centre on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Preparing Gunnera for winter

Some advice from Ross on putting your Gunnera to bed for the winter and protecting them from frost.

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Gardener’s Calendar

The Gardener’s Calendar in December

  Sunrise & Sunset times... December's shortest days and longest nights are a tough time for plants. The cold and wet will see off any of the less hardy plants but for the keen gardener that just means you have a spot for something new in the spring so it's...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in November

  Sunrise & Sunset times... November days are much shorter now. Frosts are likely and southern England can see the first snow falls so be prepared! There's still lots you can do in the garden when the weather is right though and those lovely crisp mornings...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in October

  Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens, When I have no engagements written on my block,                   - Vita Sackville West Sunrise & Sunset times... October brings the autumn equinox heralding the change of seasons. With the misty mornings and...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in September

  "Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling." -  William Wordsworth, September Sunrise & Sunset times... Easing now towards...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in August

  "Fairest of the months! Ripe summer's queen The hey-day of the year With robes that gleam with sunny sheen Sweet August doth appear." - R. Combe Miller Sunrise & Sunset times... The warmest month of the year, despite the shortening days, August is usuall...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in July

  For every bee becomes a drunken lover, Standing upon his head to sup the flowers,                   - Vita Sackville West Sunrise & Sunset times... July is often a dry month (though not always!). When watering plants water well and rarely rather than little...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in June

  See the kind cattle drowsing in the shade, And hear the bee about his amorous trade,                   - Vita Sackville West Sunrise & Sunset times... June, mid-summer's day means we have lots of daylight to enjoy the garden. The weather though can be...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in May

  Breadth of the English shires, Hummock and kame and mead, Tang of the reeking byres, Land of the English breed, A man and his land make a man and his creed. - Vita Sackville West  Sunrise & Sunset times... May, characterised by the first really warm days of...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in April

  Tools with the comely names, Mattock and scythe and spade, Couth and bitter as flames, Clean, and bowed in the blade, A man and his tools make a man and his trade.                                    - Vita Sackville West Sunrise & Sunset times... April is...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in March

  "March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away." -  Thalassa Cruso Sunrise & Sunset...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in February

  In February, if the days be clear, The waking bee, still drowsy on the wing, Will sense the opening of another year, And blunder out to seek another spring                   - Vita Sackville West Sunrise & Sunset times... February can bring some dry bright...

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The Gardener’s Calendar in January

  Chill January’s snow falls thick and fast Propelled by blinding blizzard’s biting blast, C Richard Miles Sunrise & Sunset times... January can bring some dry bright sunny days for the keen gardener but it's still usually very cold so not much will be...

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