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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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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January Garden Tips

  THE VILLAGE GARDENER Happy new year. Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. January is usually the coldest month, so wrap up warm when you start getting the garden ready for the year ahead. We start as usual with the RHS tips for January. I would really like to hear about your ideas on how we can all improve […]

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Winter Preparations

RHS December tips 1. Check that your winter protection is still securely in place. 2. Make sure your greenhouse heaters are working properly. 3. Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing. 4. Prune open grown apple and pear trees, not those grown against a wall. 5. Still take hardwood cuttings. 6. Keep mice away from stored produce. 7. Reduce […]

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October Tasks

  RHS tips for the month. 1. Divide rhubarb crowns. 2. Cut back perennials that have died back. 3. Divide herbaceous perennials. 4. Move tender plants into a greenhouse 5. Plant out Spring cabbages. 6. Harvest apples, pears and nuts. 7. Prune climbing roses. 8. Finish collecting seeds to grow next year. 9. Keep cutting the grass and trim the […]

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