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You don't necessarily need to get all your colour from flowers towards the end of the summer, ornamental grasses can offer vibrant shades too.

This silver-blue beauty is called Festuca Blue Fox. It's a short, evergreen grass that forms tufts and is ideal for border edges, gravel gardens, patio pots and courtyard gardens.

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You dont necessarily need to get all your colour from flowers towards the end of the summer, ornamental grasses can offer vibrant shades too.

This silver-blue beauty is called Festuca Blue Fox. Its a short, evergreen grass that forms tufts and is ideal for border edges, gravel gardens, patio pots and courtyard gardens.

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Our collection of lawn and garden games will be sure to keep you entertained over the summer holidays!

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Our collection of lawn and garden games will be sure to keep you entertained over the summer holidays!

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Oriental lilies offer spectacular flowers and a touch of the exotic at this time of year!

Thsi variety, 'After Eight', prefers a bright location out of direct sunlight and will flower again next year, making it a good addition to a flower garden.

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Oriental lilies offer spectacular flowers and a touch of the exotic at this time of year!

Thsi variety, After Eight, prefers a bright location out of direct sunlight and will flower again next year, making it a good addition to a flower garden.

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With their large, architectural leaves and vibrant colours, it's no wonder that Hydrangeas are making a come back this year!

There is a Hydrangea for everyone with colours ranging from clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, luscious lavenders and even fresh lime greens.

They thrive best in a moist, but well drained soil, in a cool, semi-shady part of the garden. They won’t perform very well in east-facing sites, where cold winds can damage new growth and nor will they do well in dry, sunny spots.

Originating from a woodland situation, they need plenty of organic matter when planted and benefit from an annual mulching. Good products to use are well-rotted leaf-mould, garden compost or composted bark.

It's common for the flower colour to naturally change in the late summer. Blue and pink flowers fade to become combinations of green and pink/red whilst white flowers typically become a vibrant pink. This is a natural seasonal change and be assured, the natural colour will return the following year.

However, it is possible to change the colour of the lacecaps and mopheads. Hydrangeas are sensitive to soil pH, which affects aluminium availability and produce blue flowers in acidic conditions and pink flowers in alkaline conditions.

By adjusting the pH of the soil, by adding lime to make it more alkaline for example, the flowers will naturally respond. If you want to grow blue varieties on alkaline soil, you should use a hydrangea colorant product which adds aluminium to the soil, thus ensuring bright blue blooms.

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With their large, architectural leaves and vibrant colours, its no wonder that Hydrangeas are making a come back this year!

There is a Hydrangea for everyone with colours ranging from clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, luscious lavenders and even fresh lime greens.

They thrive best in a moist, but well drained soil, in a cool, semi-shady part of the garden. They won’t perform very well in east-facing sites, where cold winds can damage new growth and nor will they do well in dry, sunny spots.

Originating from a woodland situation, they need plenty of organic matter when planted and benefit from an annual mulching. Good products to use are well-rotted leaf-mould, garden compost or composted bark.

Its common for the flower colour to naturally change in the late summer. Blue and pink flowers fade to become combinations of green and pink/red whilst white flowers typically become a vibrant pink. This is a natural seasonal change and be assured, the natural colour will return the following year.

However, it is possible to change the colour of the lacecaps and mopheads. Hydrangeas are sensitive to soil pH, which affects aluminium availability and produce blue flowers in acidic conditions and pink flowers in alkaline conditions.

By adjusting the pH of the soil, by adding lime to make it more alkaline for example, the flowers will naturally respond. If you want to grow blue varieties on alkaline soil, you should use a hydrangea colorant product which adds aluminium to the soil, thus ensuring bright blue blooms.

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Why not join us for our late opening on a Thursday and Friday to enjoy two main meals for just £12. Served from 5pm – 7pm on Thursday & Friday.

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Why not join us for our late opening on a Thursday and Friday to enjoy two main meals for just £12. Served from 5pm – 7pm on Thursday & Friday.

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Wasps can be helpful in the garden, performing essential pest control but if they're becoming a nuisance then hang traps amongst your fruit trees.

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Wasps can be helpful in the garden, performing essential pest control but if theyre becoming a nuisance then hang traps amongst your fruit trees.

#Haskins #HaskinsHints #garden #gardener #happylife #GYO #summer #Growyourown

 

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Lovely place at Christmas time😊

Why not celebrate #AfternoonTeaWeek with our delicious Afternoon Cream Tea?

Just call into our restaurant to book your place ☕️🍰😋😊

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Why not celebrate #AfternoonTeaWeek with our delicious Afternoon Cream Tea?  

Just call into our restaurant to book your place ☕️🍰😋😊

#Haskins #HaskinsRestaurant

Help your pumpkins and squashes ripen in time by removing excess leaves to let the sunshine in ☀️☀️☀️

#Haskins #HaskinsHints #garden #gardener #happylife #GYO #summer #Growyourown
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Help your pumpkins and squashes ripen in time by removing excess leaves to let the sunshine in ☀️☀️☀️

#Haskins #HaskinsHints #garden #gardener #happylife #GYO #summer #Growyourown
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