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!

January

Gardening Tasks

Weeds

If you haven't done them already pruning roses would be good at the moment whilst they're dormant. Take away any crossing or diseased and spindly stems. Try to keep a good open framework to ensure good airflow which will discourage mildew.

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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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March

Gardening Tasks

BULBS

Look forward to a stunning burst of summer colour by planting Lilies, Gladioli, Dahlia or Begonias in pots and borders.

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April

Gardening Tasks

HERBACEOUS

Protect the blossoms and buds of early flowering fruit trees with fleece as they are especially vulnerable to frost.

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May

Gardening Tasks

BEDDING

Prune spring shrubs, such as Forsythia, Ribes and Kerria, after flowering to keep them compact and promote strong new growth.

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June

Gardening Tasks

HERBACEOUS

Container displays and hanging baskets will benefit from a liquid feed every week to encourage flowering or use slow release granules which will last the season.

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July

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

If you have a pond then plant low-growing plants at the edges of your pond so that baby frogs have safe hiding places to shelter in.

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August

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

Free plants! Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners to add to your stock for next year.

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September

Gardening Tasks

BEDDING

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

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December

Gardening Tasks

Tidy Up

If you have a veg garden or allotment, it's worth covering veg with fleece when it gets especially cold. Lift leeks and parsnips before the ground is frozen solid.Other jobs for the plot include lifting and dividing established clumps of rhubarb to encourage more vigorous growth. It's best to use sections taken from the outside of the plant rather than those of the centre.

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