To Do List For July

RHS to do list for July Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt. Arrange care for house plants while on holiday. Keep tubs and pots watered, but be water wise. Dead head bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials. Pick courgettes before they become marrows. Treat apple scab. Clear algae and blanket weed from ponds. Order catalogues for next year’s Spring […]

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Plan Your June Activities

  RHS top tips for this month. Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds. Be waterwise. Harvest salads and early potatoes. Position Summer hanging baskets and containers outside. Pinch out the side shoots on tomatoes. Mow the lawn every week. Plant out Summer bedding. Stake tall or floppy plants. Prune Spring flowering shrubs. Shade greenhouses to help with cooling and […]

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The RHS Tips For May

  The RHS tips for May Watch out for late frosts. Earth up potatoes Plant out Summer bedding Water early and late in the day to make the most of your water. Keep hoeing weeds on dry days as they will die off quicker. Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days. Mow lawns weekly. Check for nesting birds before […]

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RHS tips for April

  THE VILLAGE GARDENER March and April bring out the usual pests like slugs and snails. While difficult to deal with, we seem to find a way. But the other pests prevalent at this time of year have two legs and come aggressively knocking at your door, offering to clean your drive or tidy up your garden. They know people […]

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Your Garden Programme for March

There will be a lot of activity on the allotments as the month goes on. The people you see there will be waiting patiently to move the plants they have been growing on window sills, under cloches or in the greenhouse, into the soil. It is an exciting time of year with longer days and, hopefully, less cold. Anyone with […]

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