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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.
 

    

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 August 2022      31 August 2022

    This event begins 08/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they've finished flowering.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for August as circulated by the RHS...
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
    Watering! - particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
    Collect seed from garden plants
    Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
    Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
    Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
    Keep ponds and water features topped up
    Feed the soil with green manures
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (August) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
     
    Cover Image by Steve Bidmead from Pixabay

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  • 01 April 2023      30 April 2023

    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 July 2022      31 July 2022

    This event begins 07/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


    July is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. You can help keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using 'grey' water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which continue to thrive in the sunshine.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for your houseplants while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for July as circulated by the RHS...
    Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for houseplant while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed Treat apple scab Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the Gardening Know How (July) section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
    Cover Photo by Dustin Humes on Unsplash

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  • 01 November 2022      30 November 2022

    This event begins 11/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
    Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
    Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for November as circulated by the RHS...
    Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
    Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
    Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
    Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
    Plant out winter bedding
    Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
    Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well
    Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
    Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
    Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed and if appropriate - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (November) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
    Cover Photo from Pixabay

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