As the dormant season arrives, this is the perfect time to do some garden renovations.
Autumn is a great time to look ahead to next year and make plans for the spring flowering displays.
The garden is beginning to go into its autumn phase as berried plants such as the rowan, and cotoneasters are starting to steal the show and summer flowers start to fade away.
The spring flowering bulb season has now passed but the cool spring weather allowed flowering to last for weeks brightening up gardens with daffodils, tulips and many other flowers.
A blooming marvellous time for spring bulbs has arrived in John’s garden
I chose a career in horticulture as I just loved growing plants and enjoying the beauty of flowers, and it has only been lately that I discovered just how many garden plants contain toxins, poisons and skin irritants.
As one growing season ends, it’s time to think of the next one as John Stoa plants his spring bulbs.
Summer is almost here which means John Stoa is set to put another season to bed.
Forget New Year resolutions – August is a great time to turn over a new culinary leaf, says John Stoa
To achieve consistently good crop yields of fruit and vegetables and a glorious display of flowers we learn good gardening techniques for each type of plant, use the best varieties, and make sure our soil is fertile, well drained and weed free.