Gardeners World Tips for January.

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Gardeners World tips for January. Establish new colonies of snowdrops by purchasing the plants in flower. Remove diseased leaves from helebores. Press mistletoe berries into apple tree bark to, hopefully, have your own supply in future. Check the alpines don’t become smothered by leaves. Continue to prune climbing roses while dormant. Environment team to do list. Check […]

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Tips for December

The Village Gardener Tips for December Victoria of the Walled Garden. Tips for December. Secure your climbers to walls and supports. Tie up conifers to stop them spreading in high winds or snow. Prune apple trees by cutting out crossed branches and thinning out the middle. Stay off the soil in wet conditions to avoid compaction. Keep watering to a […]

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Must Do List for November

Betty James “must do” list for November Wash flower pots before storing them. Put fleece on everything that needs covering. Raise all containers and pots to avoid water logging. Dry begonia corms thoroughly before storing. Any weeding done now will cut down on established weeds in Spring. Wenvoe over 90s ramblers club tips Put plants nearer the house so you […]

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Top Tips for October

THE VILLAGE GARDENER Top Tips for October Top horticultural show judge Mr Gwyn Williams’s tips for October. Ripen green tomatoes by cutting off along with the vine, place on cardboard and put on windowsill. Sow winter lettuce and meteor peas. Use the mower on a high setting to pick up the leaves off the lawn. Dig up dahlia tubers and […]

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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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