Category Archive - Gardening Notes

Garden Notes For June 2016

June should be not too bad in terms of dry days and warmth with temperatures highest during the second half of the month. There may be some cool days during the first week or so. Rainfall will be slightly lower than usual, until the last week when there could be some heavy thundery showers. Flowers Cut sweet peas regularly to encourage repeat flowering. Deadhead azaleas, calendula, delphinium, iris, lilac, lupins,…

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Gardening tips – January 2013

Happy New Year, everyone.  Although we can expect January to bring us more cold weather, it is also the time to look forward to Spring and even if it does not seem like it, the days are getting longer. This is the time of year when houseplants are most appreciated.  Azaleas, cineraria and cyclamen will all help to cheer things up.  Do not over water, and most of these plants…

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Garden notes for December 2012.

The talk that Geoff Hawkins gave the 30 or so members who attended the AGM on 13th November was practical and very informative.  Amongst a great deal of sound advice, including using Vitax Q4 fertiliser rather than my favourite Growmore, he advocated to use of bending shoots of fruit trees and climbing roses.  I had never thought of using string and a brick to gently bend shoots so that the…

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Gardening Tips. November 2012

This is the month where there should be good housekeeping in the garden, tidying up and pruning in readiness for the winter months. If you have a large compost area it is a very good idea to keep all the leaves swept from the lawn and elsewhere, as they will make excellent leaf mould – eventually. Prepare for the spring by digging and manuring the vegetable patch. Remember to keep…

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Gardening Tips. October 2012

As we go into the middle of autumn in October, the weather can be very unpredictable.  We might get a ‘St. Luke’s’ summer around the 18th of the month, equally we may get damaging frosts and gales at any time.  So be prepared and start getting in all the tender plants, put the winter chrysanthemums into their quarters.  One thing is for certain, and that is that the days will…

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Gardening Tips. September 2012

September is the time to be thinking of the spring – so flowers like forget-me-not, primulas, polyanthus, Sweet William, viola, pansies and wallflowers should be put into position to give a display when the weather turns mild in March and April. Some people do not like myosotis (Forget-me-nots) because of their habit in seeding wildly all over the place. On the other hand, they are relatively easy to pull up…

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