Things to do in May

Get set, as well as looking good, make sure your outdoor space is ready for lots of al fresco dining this summer. Be mindful of late frosts and protect where necessary Earth up potatoes and plant any remaining Mow lawns weekly If possible, collect rainwater and try to use the water for garden irrigation Keep…

Things to do in April

Spring is well underway with lots of plants starting to flower and everybody getting busy sprucing up their gardens for the Summer weather. Vegetable growing really takes off this month. Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, then maincrop potatoes in the second half. It’s also time to…

Things to do in March

Spring is here and there’s lots of things to plant in the garden. It’s all in the preparation with lots of garden tasks to ensure a beautiful summer display. Plant summer-flowering bulbs. Top dress containers with fresh compost. Plant shallots, onions and early potatoes. If dry, mow the lawn (if required). Get on top of…

Things to do in February

Get busy, spring is nearly upon us with the increase in light and temperature levels – so make sure you’re ready. Sew veg undercover. Chit potato tubers. Put a net over fruit and veg crops to protect from birds. Prune climbers, Wisteria and winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering. Cut back hardy evergreen hedges. Select…

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Things to do in January

Embrace the New Year. Now’s the time to get organised, so your garden will be full of promise in the coming months. Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding and then scatter on garden. Use flowering houseplants such as Orchids so your home doesn’t look so bare without those Christmas decorations. Generally protect your garden from…

Gifts for Green Fingers

Whether it’s your Mum, Grandad, Uncle, Neighbour or Boss – we all know someone who loves to get their hands dirty in the garden. When it comes round to Birthdays and Christmas you may think it’s easy to shop for a gardener, but we’ve selected some truly special gifts this year that you might not…

Things to do in December

Keep your garden in good condition by working through our checklist of jobs to do in December. You can still sow flower seeds this month and, to keep things ticking along in the propagator, have a look at some hardy vegetable seeds to sow in December as well. Things to do this month Rake up…