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In The Garden

May’s garden

Posted: 17th May 2021

Main pic. Planting summer baskets (2) web2

The Gardener’s Diary After a very cold and dry April, I think we were all hoping that May would be much better, but so far, it’s been wet and cold and not good gardening weather at all. Everything is so far behind, but when the weather does eventually warm up, now that the soil is […]

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Still things to think about in December’s garden!

Posted: 17th December 2020

Poinsettia care - main pic web (2)

Jobs for the garden with Martin Fish If you buy or a given a poinsettia for Christmas, make sure you keep it in a light, warm position. The poinsettia originally comes from Mexico and need a little TLC to keep it healthy and growing. If positioned in a cold, draughty room or unheated conservatory it […]

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Jobs for August’s garden

Posted: 14th August 2020

rose head-head

Hello everyone, I can’t believe it’s August already – the months seem to be flying by! On the weather front, July was a bit of a mixed bag with some high temperatures, cool days, rain and wind. Having said that most things seem to be growing fairly well, although the breeze does dry the soil […]

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July’s gardening jobs

Posted: 3rd July 2020

garlic harvest web

After a wonderful April & May, the weather turned in June and we’ve had a mixture or sunshine, showers and some cool days, which was a bit of a shock to the system after the hot weather. The rain was needed for the garden though and fingers crossed we’ll soon return to warm, sunny weather. […]

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Gardening jobs for June

Posted: 4th June 2020

Tomato plants growing in large pots. web

Jobs for June Another dry month with very little rain in May, made even worse by a spell of windy weather that evaporated what little moisture there was in the soil. Make sure any newly planted vegetables, shrubs, perennials, or bedding plants are thoroughly watered in to keep the roots moist. Mulching is another good […]

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