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Summer Garden Guide: May tasks With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’. May promises to bring with it some warmer days, warmer evenings, and hopefully a bit less rain! So now is the perfect time to finish getting your garden ready for summer by moving plants from greenhouses into the soil, and getting your houseplants in order. Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

Spring Garden Guide: April tasks With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’. As daffodils start to bloom, you can dust off the gardening tools and turn your attention to the outdoors. This is the month for planting and pruning so follow our guide to discover what to sow, what to prune, and how to give your garden the TLC it needs after the long winter months. Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what

The Met Office reckon it’s officially spring, even the garden looks to be joining in with many herbaceous plants producing masses of shoots, but the air temperature, overnight frosts and predictions of snow make it feel more like late winter. All that proves that gardeners shouldn’t garden according to the calendar, instead taking their lead from the actual prevailing conditions. But whatever the weather is doing outside shouldn’t stop all that lovely activity indoors, or in greenhouses. Many seeds can be sown including tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines along with cabbages, caulis

Spring Garden Guide: March tasks While spring may be on the way, there are still some flurries of snow coming in and the weather hasn’t really started to warm up that much just yet. With the weather as it is, gardens could be in for a bit of a shock this Spring and we might see less crops than usual, but don’t let that deter you. With our handy March gardening calendar, you can still do everything you need to do to make sure that your garden gets the best chance

Spring Garden Guide: February tasks As the last of the Winter months roll by, now’s the time to planning and pruning the garden for Spring. From preparing soil beds and pruning hedges, to planning what to plant in your Summer garden, there’s some simple tasks you can do to get your garden back in the best shape after the colder months. Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to the fridge as a reminder to plan and navigate the tasks you need to do as your garden

Winter Garden Survival Guide: January tasks With winter almost over your garden will be thanking you for taking the time out to make sure it survived the colder months, but it isn’t out of the woods yet. There are still some final tasks you should consider to make sure your winter garden has survived and will continue to flourish throughout spring. Take a look at our useful calendar and help your garden make it through the final winter stretch. Check out our winter garden survival guide below, or download, print

Winter garden survival guide – December tasks Even with winter here there is still a lot to get done in the garden to help your garden survive winter. We’ve put together this handy winter garden survival guide to help you make sure that your plants and outbuildings make it through the colder months along with tips and tricks to get the most out of your outdoor space during December. Check out our winter garden survival guide below, or download, print it out and pin it to your fridge so you

Winter garden survival guide – November tasks As the days get shorter and colder, our lives move indoors and away from our gardens. But the advent of winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your plants, or hours toiling away in the cold to keep your garden going. We’ve put together this handy winter survival guide to help you minimise the damage to your garden and outbuildings during the colder months, and some tips and tricks to make the most of your outdoor space during winter. Check out our

September marks the beginning of the colder months as the Autumnal Equinox arrives. In the garden, we start to see leaves turn the vivid colours of autumn while vegetables come to the end of their growing season. But this is by no means the end of the gardening season for another year.  There are always jobs to do in the garden – here we give you a quick run through of tasks to do to start preparing your garden for the colder months: In the flower garden: Cut back any perennials

July may be the height of the gardening season; it is a time of maintenance and harvest, giving you plenty of jobs to do in the garden in July. Garden maintenance involves adapting to the changing weather and completing the general tasks to keep and encourage the most growth in the garden. One of the most important garden tasks is watering; it must be watered thoroughly once or twice per week instead of little and often. Watering thoroughly will encourage the roots of plants to grow deeper in search of

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