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This event began 05/01/2019 and repeats every year forever


As the bulbs fade away and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, summer is approaching! Sowing and planting out bedding plants can now begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can also take softwood cuttings. It's also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures that May brings.
This month's main gardening jobs are:
Keep weeds under control Mow your lawns weekly Lift and divide clumps of Daffodils a few weeks after blooming  
Here are some more jobs and reminders for May as circulated by the RHS...
Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants  Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water when possible Regularly hoe off weeds Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days Mow lawns weekly Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs Watch out for viburnum beetle and lily beetle grubs. Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above and much more.
Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for great gardening tips and advice.
 

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This event begins 06/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


A warm early summer June breeze. Perfect for gardening but probably best to avoid the direct midday sun. June 21 is of course the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth is appreciated by the late evening gardener. It encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth, however this extra light and warmth also means ideal conditions for those pesky, sneaky weeds that will inevitably sprout up again. You can keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside  
Here are some more jobs and reminders for June as circulated by the RHS...
Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside Mow lawns at least once a week Plant out summer bedding Stake tall or floppy plants Prune many spring-flowering shrubs Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
Cover photo by Anastasiya Doicheva on Unsplash.

    

This event began 04/01/2019 and repeats every year forever


With the clocks having sprung forward and Spring finally here, daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. Whilst you can expect the inevitable April showers this month we'll have sunny days too, so it's an ideal time to turn your attention to the lawn. April is an exciting month, indoor-sown seeds are well into growth, and it's also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for those unexpected frosts!
This month's main gardening jobs as circulated by the RHS are:
Keep weeds under control Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors Sow new lawns or repair bare patches  
Here are some more jobs and reminders for April...
Keep weeds under control Protect fruit blossom from late frosts Tie in climbing and rambling roses Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors Start to feed citrus plants Increase the water given to houseplants Feed hungry shrubs and roses Sow new lawns or repair bare patches Prune fig trees Divide bamboos and waterlilies Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters Prune bush and climbing roses  
Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's April jobs and much more.
Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section on Sutton's Seeds for great gardening tips and advice.

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  • 01 April 2022      30 April 2022

    This event began 04/01/2019 and repeats every year forever


    With the clocks having sprung forward and Spring finally here, daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. Whilst you can expect the inevitable April showers this month we'll have sunny days too, so it's an ideal time to turn your attention to the lawn. April is an exciting month, indoor-sown seeds are well into growth, and it's also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for those unexpected frosts!
    This month's main gardening jobs as circulated by the RHS are:
    Keep weeds under control Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors Sow new lawns or repair bare patches  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for April...
    Keep weeds under control Protect fruit blossom from late frosts Tie in climbing and rambling roses Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors Start to feed citrus plants Increase the water given to houseplants Feed hungry shrubs and roses Sow new lawns or repair bare patches Prune fig trees Divide bamboos and waterlilies Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters Prune bush and climbing roses  
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's April jobs and much more.
    Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section on Sutton's Seeds for great gardening tips and advice.

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  • 01 June 2021      30 June 2021

    This event begins 06/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


    A warm early summer June breeze. Perfect for gardening but probably best to avoid the direct midday sun. June 21 is of course the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth is appreciated by the late evening gardener. It encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth, however this extra light and warmth also means ideal conditions for those pesky, sneaky weeds that will inevitably sprout up again. You can keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for June as circulated by the RHS...
    Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside Mow lawns at least once a week Plant out summer bedding Stake tall or floppy plants Prune many spring-flowering shrubs Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
    Cover photo by Anastasiya Doicheva on Unsplash.

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  • 01 May 2021      31 May 2021

    This event began 05/01/2019 and repeats every year forever


    As the bulbs fade away and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, summer is approaching! Sowing and planting out bedding plants can now begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can also take softwood cuttings. It's also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures that May brings.
    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Keep weeds under control Mow your lawns weekly Lift and divide clumps of Daffodils a few weeks after blooming  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for May as circulated by the RHS...
    Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants  Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water when possible Regularly hoe off weeds Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days Mow lawns weekly Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs Watch out for viburnum beetle and lily beetle grubs. Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above and much more.
    Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for great gardening tips and advice.
     

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