Gardening Services Chepstow

Rejuvenate your garden with my passion & care

Gardening Services Chepstow by Emma Jane Gardening provides a friendly and personal service to get the best out of your garden. Having been a passionate gardener for 30 years, I understand that your garden is a unique and personal space. As such, I pride myself on taking the time to really listen to my clients in order to give them the garden that they really want. My company’s services are tailored to both you, and your garden’s needs.

From one-off seasonal tidy-ups or regular maintenance by myself and my team, to full garden schemes by our qualified landscape designer

What people say . . .

Very nice person – helpful, friendly and hard working. Highly recommended.
Michelle Hancock, St Briavels
Emma is a very professional, kind and hardworking person who cares about the quality of her work and her customers. She completely transformed my garden and I am very happy with the result. She has a great deal of knowledge on the plants and shrubs that will work together. I have no hesitation in recommending Emma.
Ursula, Chepstow
A great year with Emma and her team turning our neglected garden around: paths, lawns, and shrubs neat and well-tended, herbaceous borders lush and full, roses recovered and giving their best show for years; pots and shady nooks irrigated – and the whole given a cared-for look that it has lacked for years. I love he fact that she cares enough about her job to undertake regular ongoing training with the RHS. This means we can have big picture conversations around design and those essential chats around the re-siting and well-being of shrubs and perennials as the garden changes and evolves.  So, if you want an erudite, informed and caring gardener – Emma-Jane’s your answer.
William, Mathern, nr, Chepstow

Gardening Services

  • Planting, pruning & training of shrubs, climbers & flower beds
  • Stumpery design & planting
  • Weeding, mulching & soil improvement of herbaceous borders
  • Lawn mowing, maintenance & improvement
  • Design and fit of irrigation systems
  • Autumn leaf clearance & bulb planting
  • Winter preparation, including frost protection for tender plants
  • Hanging baskets & pots planted to order
  • Patio weeding & cleaning
  • Coaching for new and hesitant gardeners

Emma

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This is a post for all those apple tree owners that try so hard to keep their trees to size but spend every winter hacking off yet more branches, only for there to be even more green growth the following spring and summer!

Winter pruning of apple trees (and pears) stimulates green growth. It's fine for reshaping or for initially reducing the size, but once you have the size tree that you want (which is best achieved over three years) it's best to keep winter pruning to a minimum in order to avoid a huge amount of water shoots the following season.

Summer pruning (late July to mid-September) involves removing or reducing those water shoots. You can take out the whole new stems, you can leave them to create new branches where there are gaps, you can reduce the shoots to a few buds or you can reduce side shoots to one bud. These latter two will create neat little spurs for next year's fruit, without making your tree bigger than you'd like.

I was at a client's garden yesterday and they pointed out that the RHS website makes no mention of the importance of summer pruning, with the exception of restricted forms like cordons or espaliers. She's absolutely right, the RHS's advice is quite misleading.

Summer pruning (of new growth only) discourages green growth and puts all the tree's energy into encouraging fruit production for the following year. Winter pruning does the opposite.

I hope that helps 🙂 and my apologies to those of you without apple or pear trees - what a boring post!
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I'm coming across a lot of these chunky fellows in gardens at this time of year. This is an elephant hawk moth caterpillar. It has quite specific tastes in food, including rosebay willowherb and fuchsia. One of its favourite foods is Himalayan balsam, an invasive species, and one that one of my gardens really suffers with from surrounding countryside.

These caterpillars don't do a huge amount of damage generally in smaller gardens, but if you come across them and you're not sure what to do with them, pop them in amongst at least two of the above (fuchsias too if I had my way!) and you'll be helping the moths and the countryside.
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Friendly & Reliable

I am passionate about my job and I approach each new task with energy and enthusiasm. No task is too big for me and my team!

RHS Training

My ongoing RHS training enable me to constantly improve upon my skills and provide the best services for my clients.

Fully Insured

We are fully insured and will always bring our own tools and equipment to work with on your site.

We can also redesign your garden for you!

We can bring your garden to life with soft landscaping and vibrant planting schemes that will ensure that you get the most out of your garden and can enjoy it year-round!

 

 

Contact us

You can contact us on either of our numbers below or send us an email.
Alternatively, you can fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

T: 01291 760308  |  M: 07525 050977  |  E: emma@emmajanegardening.co.uk

 
 

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