Contact us from 2 January 2020 for Christmas tree collection and recycling in North Leeds.
Thinking about recycling your Christmas tree? We offer a recycling service from £10 per tree. We will come and collect it and recycle in an environmentally friendly manner. No need to get your car in a mess! Recycling starts from 2nd January. Contact us today to reserve your spot.
We regularly post to both Facebook and Twitter with gardening tips and ideas alongside examples of work we have completed so check us out! On Facebook we can be found by searching Natural Green Gardens or @NaturalGreenGardens and on Twitter @NGGardening.
Check out our advert in the January edition of On Your Doorstep for Yeadon, Horsforth and surrounding areas. We are still offering the Christmas tree collection and recycling service for just £10 per tree.
Gardening in October: Plant bulbs outside for spring and inside in pots for winter colour
If you haven’t already, this is the time to order or buy your spring bulbs. Plant now and you’ll have flowers from February to May. The general rule is to plant at twice the depth of the height of the bulbs, so bigger bulbs go deeper into the soil, with the pointed end up. They can be planted together, but the order of flowering is:
January: Winter aconites
Bulbs planted in the lawn can look pretty, but you won’t be able to mow until after the flowers are gone and the leaves yellowed. If you cut the leaves off too early, the bulb won’t be able to make the food it needs to store for growing next year. You could leave a swathe of lawn for bulbs and keep the rest of the grass cut. Another solution is to turn your lawn into a wildflower meadow so the summer flowers take over from the bulbs and grow up around them.
Lift tender summer bulbs such as gladioli and dahlias and store in a cool, dry place. Traditionally this is the month to cut back perennials, but a new school of thought says leaving the dead stems is good for wildlife and may also provide protection for the roots. Traditionalists will claim the stems harbour pests and diseases. Horticulturally it makes little difference when they’re cut back as long as it’s done before new growth starts next spring.
LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING!
Our North Leeds Christmas tree recycling service will finish next Friday the 19th January. We will collect your tree and recycle it in an environmentally friendly manner for £10.
Contact us today to reserve a remaining slot.
Want to know the secrets to great hanging baskets? Look no further!
Firstly, when you plant up, always use a good quality compost, and add some slow release fertiliser and water retaining crystals – they’ll make the baskets so much easier to care for come midsummer!
You should also make sure you always plant up around the sides of the baskets, this will give more impact, quicker! Finally, through the season, keep taking off the dead flowers and you’ll get more and more grow on! Do not forget to give the basket a good water!