Wintering potted plants

Wintering potted plants is by no means an easy task, you have to protect your plants from many things such as harsh wind, sunlight, snow and most importantly a rapid change in temperature. Over ground portions of plants have an ability to go ‘dorment’ or completely inactive during harsh winter months but the most important thing to protect is roots which are very sensitive to changes in temperature. Here at MonkeyPuzzle we wanted to give you a few tips for you to help protect potted plants from winter weather. Continue reading

Summer Time In The Garden

green glass isolated on the white backgroundThe Summer Solstice happens in June (this is the longest day of the year). More daylight this month means more growth for your plants.

Here is a comprehensive list of jobs to do around the garden in June:

Greenhouse
Take this month to clean out your greenhouse. Ensure all glass is sparkly and free from grime, this will allow that lovely sun to shine through and bring your fruit and veg to full fruition. Continue reading

3 top tips to protect your new plants from heavy rain

mini white roses cluster with water drops after rainWith the sudden disappearance of the sun this week, we offer all gardeners these top tips to protect your new plantings from heavy rain.

  1. It may sound quite odd but using big golf umbrellas is a great way to keep your new plantings dry during times of unexpected heavy rain. Using golf umbrellas is not the most sustainable solution but it will do in a hurry. Continue reading