Top Jobs For July

 Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt.  Place conservatory plants outside now that it is warm.  Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water wise.  Deadhead bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering.  Pick courgettes … Continued
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Top Jobs For April

Still keep weeds under control as growth now should be rampant. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts. Tie in climbing and rambling roses. Sow hardy annuals and herb seed. Start to feed citrus plants. Increase the water given to houseplants. … Continued
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Top Jobs For March

Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes. Protect new spring shoots from slugs. Plant summer flowering bulbs. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials. Top dress containers with fresh compost. Mow the lawn on dry days if needed. Cut back … Continued
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How to make leaf mould

When the leaves start to fall in Autumn and covering our grass ans pathways, it is the time tocollect and put them to good use. As leaves rotting down can take a longer period of time than all the other … Continued
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Bulbs for a table centre-piece in Spring

An Article By Colin Hewitt If you want an attractive table centre-piece for the Easter period then winter around November / December is the time to start planting. I generally grow a single species for maximum impact in a pan. … Continued
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Top Jobs for June

Top 10 jobs for June: Hoe borders and vegetable plots regularly to keep down weeds. Pinch out side-shoots on tomatoes. Now is the time to start harvesting lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes. Position summer hanging baskets and containers … Continued
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Top Jobs for May

Top 10 jobs for May: Watch out for late frosts and protect tender plants. Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining. Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month and hopefully there will be no more … Continued
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Top Jobs For February

Top ten jobs for February. Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover. Chit potato tubers.  Still protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches. Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off. Prune winter-flowering shrubs that … Continued
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Top Jobs For January

Top jobs for January.   Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch. Ventilate the greenhouse on sunny days. Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already but only if the soil is in a good condition, … Continued
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