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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RHS tips for this month

  RHS tips for this month:- 1. Divide herbaceous perennials. 2. Pick Autumn raspberries. 3. Collect and sow seeds of perennials and hardy annuals. 4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage. 5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway. 6. Keep up with watering of new plants. 7. Start to reduce frequency of house plant watering. 8. Clean out […]

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Hot Tips for July

HS tips for July 1. Check Clematis for wilt. 2. Care for house plants while on holiday. 3. Keep tubs and new plants well watered. 4. Dead head bedding plants 5. Pick Courgettes before they become Marrows. 6. Treat Apple scab. 7. Clear algae and blanket weed from ponds. 8. Order catalogues for next years Spring flowering bulbs. 9. Give […]

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Things to Do This Month

The Cherry blossom on the village green in early May was just fantastic. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer village view anywhere than that from the corner of Vennwood Close by Ty pica farm house, looking towards the church. A lot of effort has been going on around the Village with residents planting out their gardens to […]

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Jobs Plannned for April

  The snow and cold weather of early March brought Redwings and Fieldfares to the Grange Park and village gardens, we don't see them every year, only when conditions get too difficult further north. The Redwing is the UK's smallest true thrush ( I just read that ). The poor conditions held back Spring, but nature soon catches up. The […]

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