Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Winter Tidy-ups


We're currently busy carrying out tidy-ups a-plenty and bedding down gardens in readiness for winter so if you're needing your grass given a final cut, your borders tidied, shrubs pruned and herbaceous cut-back or even the leaves cleared then please get in touch. Call 01786 834621 for your free quotation...

Kindest regards,

Michael
www.vialiigardenservices.co.uk

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tattylicious

We are a bit late with this post. You must forgive us but we have been too busy scoffing our wonderful batch of potatoes so haven't got round to telling you all about them. Now, it's a big claim, as here at Vialii we are partial to a potato, in whatever shape or form. Fry them or bake them, boiled or roasted, add them to soups or salads, you cook it, we'll eat it. But this year's Maris Peer potato harvest is probably our favourite yet...


Friday, 28 September 2012

Moles invade the British Lawns...


This years mixed weather has allowed the moles to get a foothold in many gardens...


Moles invade British Lawns

Grassclippings - MolesGardeners are bracing themselves for even more damp news following Britain’s wettest summer in a century - an invasion of moles.

Wormcasts


Wormcasts in your lawn can be both unsightly and detrimental to the health of your grass. There are solutions however and the attached article details the pros and cons of choosing the best treatment. I hope you find it of some use...


Is there an alternative worm treatment to Carbendazim?

Castclear worm suppressantThere's no getting away from the fact that, as a nation, British gardeners have come to encourage insects and bugs rather than kill them.
For the home owner, having worms in a lawn isn't a major issue as they provide food for birds, foxes and badgers.
However for the serious lawn enthusiast, professional green keeper and groundsman, worms in fine turf are more than an unsightly mess.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Copper, hair and a torch...


You might wonder what copper, hair and a torch have in common. No, we’re not referring to the wonderful achievements of our ginger headed Olympian Greg Rutherford. They are actually some of the many weird & wonderful tips we have heard over the years to keep those dreaded pests, slugs and snails, at bay. This year, possibly more than any, we have heard countless tales of slug and snail invasions, driving gardeners crazy in pursuit of protecting their prized plants. So how can you help your hostas, protect your polygonatum and defend your delphiniums…
Greg Rutherford - definitely not a slug!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Japanese Knotweed - The Heavyweight Champion of the (Weed) World


A recent discovery of Japanese Knotweed in the garden of our Edinburgh flat has forced us to give this dreaded plant some thought. For many good reasons it’s a plant which fills gardeners with dread despite its pretty looks. Here are some facts about Japanese Knotweed and how to tackle it if you are unlucky enough to come across it in your own garden…


Friday, 16 March 2012

Growing tomatoes



As we're now firmly into Spring it's a great time to start planning and preparing your tomatoes. Here's some great advice to help you on your way...

Growing tomatoes

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Creating Compost

Compost: too much green and the airless mixture turns slimy; too much brown and the mass stays unchanged - How to make perfect compost

A useful guide to creating your own compost...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/9032784/How-to-make-perfect-compost.html

Should you require more info please do not hesitate to email us or call Vialii Garden Services on 01786 834621 or contact us via the web page www.vialiigardenservices.co.uk