Your Jobs For September

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Your Jobs For September Environment team tips. Make sure your stored produce is mouse proof. Clean out the bird feeders. Leave the ivy if it’s not bothering you as the birds will love the berries over winter. Save seed, don’t get caught out next year. Clear the windowsills ready for pelargonium cuttings. Pauline Harringtons tips Neat and […]

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Environment team’s tips for the month:

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Environment team’s tips for the month: Prune all summer flowering shrubs once blooms are over. Water Camellia and Rhododendrons, to help buds develop for next year. Collect ripened seed and store for next year. Cut back your wild flower patch to help scatter seeds. Spray ground elder and other perennial weeds while in leaf. Michelle in Vennwood […]

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May Was An Awkward Time

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Environment Team tips. Put hanging baskets out on display. Pinch outside shoots on tomatoes. Try to mow the lawn weekly. Finish planting out summer bedding. Keep feeding the birds. Mr Crump’s top tips Plant some runner bean seeds for a later crop. Do not forget the lawn edging. Hoe weeds every dry day if possible. Clean your […]

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May Gardening Programme

May Gardening Programme Environment team tips for May Check for nesting birds before clipping hedgerows. Divide up clumps of daffs. Water early morning or late in the day to get most out of your water. Mow lawns weekly. Earth up potatoes. Tom Greatrex tips, for gardeners. You can’t survive by planting flowers. Grow veg. Weed every day. Don’t let your […]

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RHS Tips and Advice for April

  RHS tips this month Protect fruit blossom from late frosts. Tie in climbing and rambling roses. Start to feed citrus plants. Sow new lawns or repair patches. Hardy annuals can be sown outdoors. Environment team tips for April Don’t forget to put on sunblock, even in April. Try to keep on top of weeds. Check shrubs, hedges etc for […]

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RHS Top Tips For This Month

RHS top tips for this month. Divide perennials. Prune bush and climbing roses. Top dress containers with new compost. 4 Start feeding the fish and switch on the pumps. Mow the lawns on dry days. Environment team top five for March Be careful of late frosts. Try to resist buying overpriced small plants at garden centres. Get early potatoes in. […]

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