24 05, 2017

What to Do in the Garden in May

May 24th, 2017|David's Gardening Tips|

During May many diligent gardeners will start to see the fruits of their labour. Spring is well underway and British summertime is just a few weeks ahead. But this can bring changeable weather conditions, so watch out for unseasonable ground frosts and extended dry spells during this transitional month. Hotting up. Rising soil temperatures mean it's time to move your flowering plants and vegetables outside for their final growing phase. But these growing conditions are also perfect for weeds, [...]

14 03, 2017

Hetland Garden Centre – Gardening in March

March 14th, 2017|David's Gardening Tips|

If it hasn’t quite sprung already, by mid March Spring has usually arrived. Your preparations made during the winter months will paying off and with improving weather you’ve more chances to get out and enjoy your garden. Here are Hetland Garden Centres top tips for gardening in March: Lawn Management If the weather is mild enough you may have to start cutting your grass this month. This year we’ve had a few lovely sunny days already, mixed with chilly nights [...]

9 02, 2017

Hetland Garden Centre – What to Do in the Garden in February

February 9th, 2017|David's Gardening Tips|

Getting back in to the Garden in February Traditionally, February is a time of waking up and warming up after what always feels like a long winter, as our gardens and their inhabitants prepare for the approaching spring. You may be forgiven for wondering if we have indeed left January behind at all this year! But whether this transitional month brings the year’s first tentative snow drops or actual snow flakes to your garden, you can rest assured in [...]

16 12, 2016

January Gardening Top Tips

December 16th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

With Christmas just around the corner, we are also approaching the coldest month of the year. For your garden, this means employing some simple measures to protect your handy work from the elements. Before the cold weather hits, make sure you’re ready with our January Gardening Top Tips. Covers and supports - be sure to check over all supports and coverings for damage and strategically position plants to make the best of reduced daylight. Pre-Spring Clean - January may [...]

22 11, 2016

Gardening in December

November 22nd, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

-The Hetland Garden Centre is a leading garden shop in Dumfries. -Like to keep on top of of your garden before Christmas kicks off? -We have compiled a short guide to gardening in December. Digging Love it or loathe it, December is the perfect time to roll your sleeves up and dig your soil over. Winter frosts can help break down newly turned clods. When digging over beds and borders try and include organic matter. Forking over will help [...]

27 09, 2016

Growing The Wolf Peach

September 27th, 2016|David's Gardening Tips|

Hi, David Wilson here, joint owner of Hetland Garden Centre. Knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad and for those of you who do not know much about growing tomatoes there is always time to ‘ketchup’ …. Yes, you’ve guessed it; this blog posting is about growing tomatoes. In many areas of Britain – and this includes Scotland - the tomato [...]