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Gardening jobs for July
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.
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Gardening jobs for June
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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Gardening jobs and tips for May!
We hope you're safe and well as we all continue to make our way though the current pandemic. 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.
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Cancellation of 2020 Prestatyn Flower Show
It is with much regret that the Prestatyn Flower Show Committee has decided, due to the public health and safety considerations linked to the corona-virus pandemic, that the proposed 26th Prestatyn Flower Show 2020 is to be cancelled. 

This decision was taken in accordance with the advice regarding social distancing and unnecessary travel to lessen the spread of infection ensuring that we do not compromise the health of all who are involved with the preparation prior to and on the day of the Show. The committee is also mindful of the responsibility to minimise the strain on the local medical services. 

Mrs Ann Williams, Show Secretary commented:

"Whilst it is with a heavy heart that we have unfortunately had to cancel this year's event, the Committee has to act responsibly and in accordance with published rules and guidelines.

We have enjoyed 25 years of the Prestatyn Flower Show and our thoughts are with all those who have been and continue to be affected in this difficult and challenging time. Our thanks go to all our visitors and all those involved in the planning, preparation and delivery of the event. We look forward to next year and meeting up again to celebrate the Prestatyn Flower Show 2021".
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Welcome to the 25th Prestatyn Flower Show
Later today, the 25th annual Prestatyn Flower Show will open at 12.30pm and we look forward to welcoming you! You can find us within Prestatyn's High Street at Cerrig Llwydion, surrounded by a wonderful mix of shops, cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

Here's a quick reminder of our first day's schedule...

Friday 26th July 2019

8.00am-10.00am Staging of Exhibits


10.30am Judging Commences


12.30pm Show Opens
Refreshments on the Lawn
Exhibition Marquees
Craft and Specialist Plant Stalls


2.00pm Official Opening by the Mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden


3.30pm Entertainment by Hotfoot Jazzmen
Pirates and Princesses Picnic Party


5.00pm Show Closes




 
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Woodland Trust free trees for schools and communities
The Woodland Trust has announced that it is offering hundreds of thousands of free trees to community groups and schools. There are packs of 5, 30, 105 and 420 trees, to be delivered in November this year, ready for Tree Charter Day on the 23rd November.

Who can apply?

Schools across the UK, plus nurseries, colleges, universities and outdoor learning centres

All kinds of different groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides and many more.

You don’t need to belong to an official organisation. You could even set up a group for the purpose of planting, but you must be not-for-profit. The most important thing is that your group is willing to take on the planning, planting and care of the saplings.

Learn more by visiting the Woodland Trust:

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/free-trees/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/free-trees/faq/
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April Gardening Tips, Sunshine & Showers
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.
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2019 PFS Stall Holders Form & Details
Our updated Stall Holders application form for the 25th Prestatyn Flower Show is now available from our website!
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2019 PFS Static Display Classic Car Details
Our updated 2019 Classic Car Static Display entry form for 25th Prestatyn Flower Show is available from our website. This year's static car display takes place on 27th July 2019 in the usual location at centre of Prestatyn High St.
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Gardening jobs for March
Spring is finally here! The almost long forgotten sounds of lawnmowers starting up, followed by the aroma of freshly cut grass, are not far away.

This month's main gardening jobs as circulated by the RHS are:

Cut back winter shrubs


Sow some seeds and prepare seed beds


Lift and divide perennials




 

More jobs for March...

Protect new spring shoots from slugs


Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes


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 Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems


Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early


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 March jobs and much more.
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Classic Cars Display at Prestatyn Flower Show
Like Classic Cars? We've got you covered! On display during the second day of the show (Saturday) http://bit.ly/2JY5YfH #PrestatynFlowerShow #Prestatyn
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Where to find us
Where to find us! http://bit.ly/2K0kUKc #PrestatynFlowerShow #Prestatyn
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Keep Calm and Carry On Gardening
Make your computer or mobile device a little more leafy green with our Keep Calm and Carry On Gardening background. 'Keep Calm' inspired background image in 1920x1080 HD size.
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2018 Gardens Festival
The 2018 Gardens Festival launch will be taking place at Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan on Saturday 2nd June.  A Grand 17th-century home with historical collections, formal gardens, tea room and guided tours.

The gardens of Bodrhyddan Hall offer a variety of different settings.

From flowing lawns, formal parterres, woodland walks and the extensive pleasance, the grounds and gardens cover around twelve acres for guests and visitors to explore.  The gardens were almost completely overgrown until being restored in the 1970’s

Tickets for this unique and exciting event, which will include a walk around the gardens with the gardener, afternoon tea on the lawn, talk by the owner and a guided tour of the house are available for only £30 per person buy online or call 01492 539058 or emailing digital@nwt.co.uk.

Please note that admission to this event is by ticket only and tickets are limited, so early purchase is recommended to save disappointment.

Sources: Gardens Of North Wales and  Bodryddan Hall
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