Tasks

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Tasks

There are so many things to do every day, it can be difficult to remember everything. We have created some handy task guides for you to follow month, ensuring you don't forget any important jobs!

This Month

February

Gardening Tasks

SOWING

For a bumper crop of tomatoes, pepper, cucumbers and chillies in your greenhouse this year it is vital that they get an early start so sow the seed NOW!

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January

Gardening Tasks

Pruning

If you haven't already pruned your apple and pear trees then best to do it now while the tree is still dormant. Remember to create a good open goblet shaped frame removing any crossing branches. Due to causing silver leaf fungal infections leave your plum and cherry trees (stone fruits) until summer time.

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February

Gardening Tasks

GENERAL

When snowdrop flowers begin to fade split large clumps and replant to have an even better show next year.

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March

Gardening Tasks

PRUNING

Seed potatoes can now be put in a cool light place to chit, (sprout). Egg boxes are perfect for holding them.

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April

Gardening Tasks

BULBS

New lawns can be sown from seed or turf laid. Make sure you prepare the ground well before hand.

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May

Gardening Tasks

PRUNING

Pinch out the shoot tips of bedding plants and young annuals to encourage bushier growth.

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June

Gardening Tasks

BEDDING

Deadhead Rhododendrons and Azaleas by snapping off the old flowers. This will give the plant a better appearance, stop seed production and promote more flowers next year. Take care not to damage the new leaf growth.

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July

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

Pick and enjoy your Strawberries and Raspberries regularly. You deserve it after all your hard work!

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August

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

Camellias and Rhododendrons need to be kept well watered through late summer while their flower buds are forming for the following year.

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September

Gardening Tasks

HOUSEPLANTS

Start to reduce the frequency of watering your houseplants and stop feeding them.

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October

Gardening Tasks

Cuttings

If you've been growing squash or pumpkins now is the time to harvest them! They need to be harvested before the first frost otherwise they won't store so well. Depending upon the variety pumpkins can be stored for anywhere between 3-6 months.

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November

Gardening Tasks

Grow your own

If you have a greenhouse, it's good practice to clean it down along wit any staging now to avoid any build up of pests and diseases for next years growing season. Once cleaned, you can always line the inside of your greenhouse with bubble wrap to help insulate and keep the temperature inside a little warmer.

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December

Gardening Tasks

Wildlife

As well as pruning roses, it's worth clearing up the fallen leaves of the plant if they were affected by blackspot or rust. This will prevent the infection from spreading next year.

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