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Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
Lawncare: feeding and weeding your lawn. May is the ideal month to do this.
Ken Cox descibes how to do it:
Amazing range of colour, many are sweetly scented
Canzonetta (pink), Glendoick Goblin (red), Walter's Pinwheel (pink-purple), Squirrel (red, late)
Sowing Grass Seed
Best time: April-May/ late August & September when soil is warming up but its not too hot and dry.
The better the preparation, the better the results.
Eliminate weeds with weedkiller, or hand weed.
Dig or rotovate the site to a depth of 20-25cm (8-10in).
Ensure surface is level:, tread the area several times in different directions and then rake several times also in different directions. (not in wet weather)
Apply & rake in 70g per sq m (2oz per sq yd) of general-purpose fertiliser.
Sow the grass seed evenly according to instructions on the box & lightly rake over to cover seeds with soil.
If weather is dry, water gently. Keep birds off.
Avoid walking on it for 3-4 weeks
Dont cut grass short till well established.
Ideally, bedding plants should be planted in May. But be aware that cold nights and east winds can damage them, so you may need to fleece them in severe weather. Our bedding plants are grown right here in the Carse of Gowrie: local plants, at the perfect time to plant them. £3.49 per pack, 4 for £12
For hanging baskets, line your basket well and add a fertilizer-rich compost. Use trailing plants for the sides of your basket. Water well and keep them fed so they flower all summer. You can plant with slow release fertiliser which feeds all summer long.
The world's greatest Clematis breeder Raymond Evison is based in Guernsey. Each year new varieties are launched at Chelsea and we have lots of his amazing varieties in stock right now, about to burst into flower.
Few plants give as much flower over such a long period as the hardy fuchsias, with blooming from June to the first frosts. Grow in moist but well-drained soil, in sun or light shade. In coastal gardens, hardy fuchsias tend to grow larger and larger each year, while in colder more inland gardens they tend to be cut back to ground level after cold winters. Tolerant of salt spray and wind, and can be grown very close to the sea. Ideal for containers.