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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 February 2023      28 February 2023

    This event began 02/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There's plenty to do indoors this month to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors, as the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.
    This month's main gardening jobs as suggested by the RHS are:
    Plant deciduous trees, shrubs and hedging Take hardwood cuttings for more plants next year Reduce the amount of water you give to houseplants  
    More jobs for February...
    Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover
    Chit potato tubers
    Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches
    Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off
    Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
    Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green'
    Prune Wisteria
    Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges
    Prune conservatory climbers such as bougainvillea
    Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter, remove dead grass from evergreen grasses
     
    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 (February) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
     
    Cover Image by Carola68 Die Welt ist bunt...... from Pixabay

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  • 01 December 2022      31 December 2022

    This event begins 12/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    As we approach the shortest day of the year in December you will need work to keep you warm outside, such as digging and tree pruning. Check your winter protection and if you have a greenhouse make sure the heater is working. Hopefully there are not too many jobs left to do this year so you will have time for some fireside garden planning.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Check your winter protection structures are still securely in place
    Check that greenhouse heaters are working
    Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing.
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for December as circulated by the RHS...
    Check your winter protection structures are still securely in place
    Check that greenhouse heaters are working
    Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing
    Prune open-grown apples and pears (but not those trained against walls)
    Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding
    Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops
    Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted
    Take hardwood cuttings
    Keep mice away from stored produce
    Reduce watering of houseplants
     
    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 (December) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
    Cover Photo from Pixabay

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  • 01 September 2022      30 September 2022

    This event begins 09/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year and you can collect seeds for next summer's colour too. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Divide herbaceous perennials
    Pick autumn raspberries
    Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for September as circulated by the RHS...
    Divide herbaceous perennials
    Pick autumn raspberries
    Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
    Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
    Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
    Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
    Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
    Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
    Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
    Plant spring flowering bulbs
     
    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 (September) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
    Cover Photo from Pixabay

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  • 01 May 2022      31 May 2022

    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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