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summer YO U R G A R D E N G U I D E TO

Top hints and tips to get your garden ready for the summer sun

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YOUR GARDEN GUIDE TO SUMMER

welcome TO THE SUMMER EDITION OF THE STIHL & VIKING GARDENING MAGA ZINE

NIGEL GARDINER GOODROWES OF CHICHESTER

DAN BRYCE LAMBERHURST ENGINEERING LIMITED

STIHL & VIKING

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JANE MOORE THE BATH PRIORY HOTEL

Spending those glorious summer months in your garden is one of life’s pleasures and we’ve got some great tips  from our dealers to help you create your very own oasis. Our dealers have in-depth knowledge on the best tools to create a garden you’ll love to entertain or relax in. From lawn care and strimming to cutting and trimming, we work closely with our network of dealers to provide the right tools for all gardens great and small. We’ve also got advice from Jane Moore, Head Gardener at The Bath Priory Hotel, guiding you with professional insight for fabulous results that will keep your garden cool and healthy in the summer heat. 2016 is STIHL’s 90th anniversary year, and we’re looking forward to celebrating in the summer sun. It also sees the launch of our exciting new STIHL Compact Cordless System, which gives you complete freedom to tame your garden. To find out more about our new range or for further advice for your garden this summer, find your friendly local Approved STIHL & VIKING Dealers at

www.stihl.co.uk/dealer

hints &tips WAT ER WAY If you can, try watering your garden in the early morning or evening. During the hazy summer months your garden will make the most of that lovely moisture before it evaporates in the daytime heat. Be careful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot.

S U M M ER S C EN T S Ever tried growing vegetables in your garden? There are lots of lovely crops to grow even if you only have the tiniest of spaces. Or you can even grow a few edibles in the flower border as long as they’re pretty enough. Plants like courgettes and patty pan squashes grow really fast and keep on cropping all summer long, as well as looking wildly exotic in the border. Go for the bright yellow ones for maximum colour. A wigwam of purple French beans is both beautiful and yummy while there are masses of frilly lettuces, leafy mustards and rocket to cut and come again throughout the season.

B I R D ’S - E Y E V I E W Hanging bird feeders around your garden is a wonderful way to bring life and colour to your garden and the birds will love you for it. Bird baths also help our feathered friends cool down in the summer months and create an eye-pleasing feature for your garden.

PRUNING TIME Make sure you prune early summer-flowering shrubs such as Weigela, Philadelphus and Deutzia at the right time, just after they flower. Pruning early in the season ensures a lovely show next year. Prune back all the flowered stems to strong young shoots lower down and shape lightly, cutting out about a fifth of the older stems to near the base. Timing is crucial as the new growth this season will ripen and be ready to flower in May and June next year.

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YOUR GARDEN GUIDE TO SUMMER

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For more information visit www.stihl.co.uk/cordless

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