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    Spring is finally here! The almost long forgotten sounds of lawnmowers starting up, followed by the aroma of freshly cut grass, are not far away. This month's main gardening jobs as circulated by the RHS are: Cut back winter shrubs Sow some seeds and prepare seed beds Lift and divide perennials More jobs for March... Protect new spring shoots from slugs Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes Plant summer-flowering bulbs Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials Top dress containers with fresh compost Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed) Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters Prune bush and climbing roses Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's March jobs and much more.
  2. Planting in the garden Plants will provide changing colours, shapes and character to your garden throughout the year. Planting trees and shrubs Trees and shrubs provide height, so give an extra dimension to your garden. With careful selection they can also provide colour for seasonal interest throughout the year whether with flowers, fruit, autumn leaves or winter silhouettes. Select the right size and number of trees to fit with the size of your garden, bearing in mind the mature height and spread. Look to have one or two trees in a small to medium garden. Too many trees or potentially large trees may outgrow their space. Which trees and shrubs are best for my garden? Take a look at the RHS' comprehensive guide to looking after garden trees and shrubs and see their list of suitable plants for different locations. These links will take to the RHS website. Seaside/coastal Strawberry tree (Arbutus) Hawthorn (Crataegus) Whitebeam (Sorbus aria) Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) Cordyline Cotoneaster Euonymus Fuchsia Hebe Helianthemum Holly (Ilex aquifolium) Lavender Olearia Phlomis Santolina Tamarisk Industrial/built-up areas Barberry (Berberis) Sun rose (Cistus) Smoke tree (Cotinus) Mock orange (Philadelphus) Potentilla Flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) Weigela Maple (Acer) Tree of heaven (Ailanthus) Laburnum Ornamental apple (Malus) Ornamental cherry (Prunus) Ornamental pear (Pyrus) Willow (Salix) Badly drained soil Flowering quince (Chaenomeles) Spiraea Weigela Hornbeam (Carpinus) Willow (Salix) Amelanchier Silver birch (Betula pendula)
  3. Here are some regularly used gardening terms and definitions, courtesy of the experts at the RHS... Annual - a plant that completes its life cycle (germination, flowering, seeding, dying) in one growing season Breaking bud - the stage of growth when a bud bursts through the protective bud scales Broadcast sowing - scattering seeds evenly over the ground rather than in furrows or drills Contact weedkiller - a weedkiller that kills by direct contact Deciduous - describes plants that shed leaves at the end of the growing season and renew them at the beginning of the next Drill - a narrow, straight furrow in the soil in which seeds are sown or seedlings planted Evergreen - describes plants that retain most of their leaves throughout the year Foliage - leaves Germination - the physical and chemical changes that take place as a seed starts to grow and develop into a plant Hardy - able to withstand year-round climatic conditions including frost, without protection Medium - a growing mixture or other material in which plants may be grown Organic matter - composts or similar materials derived from plant material Perennial - any plant living for at least three years (annual = 1 year, biennial = 2 years) Rootball - the roots and accompanying soil when a plant is removed from a container or lifted from the ground Rosette - a cluster of leaves radiating from approximately the same point, often at ground level Seedling - a young plant that has developed from a seed Systemic / translocated weedkiller - a weedkiller that is absorbed and distributed through a plant when applied to leaves Tilth - a fine crumbly surface layer of soil produced by cultivation
  4. Dogs are welcome within the grounds of the Flower Show but should be kept on a lead and under control at all times, especially in the presence of children. Dogs are not be permitted within any tents, with the exception of guide dogs. If unsure, please ask our staff on site. The event is located within a private residential property and the owners graciously allow us to host the event within their gardens. Please also remember to properly dispose of any personal litter (or pet waste). Thank you.
  5. Are dogs allowed at or within Prestatyn Flower Show?
  6. Yes, each year we publish a brochure guide which is available to download from our website or obtain at the entrance to the event. The Prestatyn Flower Show brochure contains much of the information published on our website including a Programme of Events, which is updated annually and available to view here in our Visitor Information section:
  7. Is there guide to Prestatyn Flower Show?
  8. The annual Prestatyn Flower Show is located in Prestatyn town centre more or less in the centre of the High Street, within the grounds of the former vicarage which is now a private residence named Cerrig Llwydion. For further details including a map and directions, please see our Where To Find Us page in the Visitor section:
  9. Where is Prestatyn Flower Show located? How do I get there? Is there a map?
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