Posts tagged bulbs

Mid-Autumn

OCTOBER Now trees and shrubs flare into autumn colour, the last of the border flowers are picked and only a few chrysanthemums and dahlias are left to defy the frosts. This is a good time to apply slow-acting fertilisers, such as bone meal. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant new trees and shrubs, including heaths and heathers, and stake standard speci [...]

Mid-Summer

JULY A rewarding time for the gardener whose earlier work is now paying dividends, but guard against drought by watering well and providing mulches of well-rotted leaves or old compost. Keep a careful lookout for greenfly attack on any young, soft shoots, and prepare new and worn lean areas for autumn sowing. TREES AND SHRUBS Continue thi [...]

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