Posts in category Seasonal Garden Tips

Late Spring

MAY  Though this is the first really rewarding time of the year, routine work Рhoeing, sowing, thinning and planting Рmust continue. With the first grass cuttings available, this is a good time to start a compost heap. Now, too, is the time to apply selective weedkillers. TREES AND SHRUBS Deadhead rhododendrons and azaleas [...]

Mid-Spring

APRIL Seed sowing must go on, because a late start can spoil the display in the flower garden. Cut back straggly, evergreen shrubs to encourage new growth from the base. If cold winds persist, shield newly planted shrubs with screens. TREES AND SHRUBS Prune hardy fuchsias, buddleias and other shrubs which flower on current season’s [...]

Late Winter

FEBRUARY Though the weather is bleak, tasks accomplished now will yield benefits later. Take advantage of frost-hardened ground to transport manure and fertilisers, and when the ground is soft, aerate the lawn with a hollow-tined fork. Complete all digging. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant new specimens in suitable weather. Feed established plant [...]

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