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JOBS FOR JUNE
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/june
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE RHS WEBSITE FOR ALL GARDENING ADVICE

JOBS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Clean pots and greenhouse ready for Spring

Plan your vegetable crop rotation

for the coming season

Cut off helebore leaves at the base

MORE JOBS

FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ON THE RHS WEBSITE

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/january 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/february

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Jobs for Autumn

hhttps://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/october

Click on the link (or copy and paste it) to see the RHS's jobs for October

JUNE JOBS IN THE GARDEN

(Sorry about May -I hope you managed to find something to keep you busy!)

WATERING is a priority at this time of year. The RHS have some good advice about when to water, suggesting that watering in the early morning is best as plants will take up the water best at this time. The RHS website also suggests making sure you only water when and where necessary to conserve water.

HOE borders regularly to keep down weeds.

STAKE tall or floppy plants before they actually need it.

Follow the link to check out more things to do in June.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/june

APRIL JOBS IN THE GARDEN

The old saying about March goes that if it comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. However, it seemed to have behaved pretty much like a lion throughout, and April has been very chilly at times too!

Whatever the weather, there are still jobs to do though:

  • Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seeds outdoors

  • Protect fruit blossom from late frost with fleece

  • Keep weeds under control (an old favourite!)

  • Feed hungry shrubs and roses

  • Repair bare patches in the lawn or sow a new lawn

Lots more advice and ideas for garden projects at https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/april

GARDEN JOBS FOR
MARCH

Follow the links to see tips from the RHS

There are many other suggestions for this month’s jobs on the RHS website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/march

After Darren Rudge’s talk last Friday, I have put clearing round trees growing in grass on my list. I’m also looking forward to seeing where the gaps are in my planting to give me a good excuse to go the nursery or garden centre!

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These tips have been extracted from the RHS Gardening website. As a member of RHS, we can make full use of the RHS faciltities -                  Click here to read more advice from the RHS

Gardening in February

Spring is in sight

Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover

**Chit potato tubers

 It's important with earlies, and a good idea with maincrops, to ‘chit’ the seed potatoes before planting. This means allowing them to start sprouting shoots.

***Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches

Making a wormery - from Kay Mather
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The vermicompost which is produced is highly nutritious for the garden. The worm liquor is diluted 1 part to 10 water to feed the plants. I grind kitchen waste, egg shells and tea (not the tea bag/citrus or onion skins) in the food processor and add with layers of shredded paper and egg boxes. This speeds up the production of the vermicompost.

Kay Mather

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If you have a few dandelion plants coming up in your garden and you haven’t used a herbicide spray, think positively and try blanching the plant. Invert a plant pot over the dandelion, weighing it down so that after 2 or 3 weeks you have nicely blanched leaves. Use these to add a hint of bitterness to your salads. Also consider leaving a few to flower giving the bumblebees some flowers to visit.

Happy gardening,  from Diane Kerry

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Wild Garlic Soup - from and idea by Cathy, corrupted by Richard....

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Added some nettles - this took 1 hour - guessing quantities but a goodish result.

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