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Preparing the Garden for Winter

Preparing the Garden for Winter

Winter is coming and its time to get the garden ready! Here are some simple tips to keep you busy in the garden over Autumn! 1. PLANT - Autumn is ideal for planting, temperatures have cooled but the soil is still warm  2. PRUNE - Pruning improves the health and appearance of trees. It should only be carried out on deciduous trees when they are fully dormant. 3. FERTILIZE YOUR LAWN - fertiliser protects your lawn through the winter months. Mow on a higher setting and look out for wi …
25th Mar 2019
Indoor Plant Care - Poppy's Garden Tip

Indoor Plant Care - Poppy's Garden Tip

Did you know that indoor plants have been proven to improve the quality of air in our homes & offices? They also have a positive effect on our mood, productivity and behaviour. But just like humans they can be greatly affected by slight changes in the environment. Changes in light levels and temperature (air conditioning) can cause leaves on a plant to suddenly drop. The simple solution is don’t move your plants too often or if they aren’t doing well look at where they are located in t …
11th Feb 2019
Succulent Rot - Poppy's Garden Tip

Succulent Rot - Poppy's Garden Tip

If your succulents are rotting it could be that you are over watering and your potting mix is too wet! If using saucers or drip trays make sure they are not full of water. Best solution is to repot your plant and find out how often you should be watering your succulent. Poppy’s Home and Garden have a team of horticulturists who can give you advice on plant care. …
30th Jan 2019