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

June

Gardening Tasks

HERBACEOUS

Add plant supports for tall-growing perennials, including Hollyhocks and Delphiniums.

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January

Gardening Tasks

General

This would be a good time to get any last minute moving done of any shrubs or trees when they are still dormant, if the ground is not frozen of course.

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February

Gardening Tasks

PRUNING

Deciduous shrubs are dormant at the moment so it is the ideal time to move them if they are growing in the wrong place.

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March

Gardening Tasks

PRUNING

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

GROW YOUR OWN

Increase the watering of your houseplants and give a liquid feed once a month from now until September.

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May

Gardening Tasks

CLIMBERS

Harden off summer bedding and tender annuals and plant out after the last frost.

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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

WEEDS

Look out for pests such as lily beetles, snails, aphids and vine weevils, and remove before they do too much harm.

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August

Gardening Tasks

ROSES

Summer fruiting Raspberry canes can be cut out and the new one tied in.

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September

Gardening Tasks

HOUSEPLANTS

Plant up containers for autumn interest, using small Conifers, Heathers, Heucheras, bedding plants and other colourful evergreen plants. Some dwarf bulbs add interest for next spring.

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October

Gardening Tasks

Bulbs

Now is the time to bring any tender plants you have growing outside back under cover. Some Salvia, Pelargonium and citrus are just a few of the plants which are tender so will need protection throughout winter. Dahlias and cannas can be lifted after the first frost.

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November

Gardening Tasks

Pruning

If you haven't started already, now is a good time to start putting out extra food for the birds. Help them through the winter when a natural source of food in the garden is scarcer by supplementing their diet with fat balls, seeds and mealworms

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December

Gardening Tasks

Wildlife

Now that the temperatures are dropping use bubble wrap/hessian sacks etc to wrap around your pots that need protection from the frost. If you are fortunate enough to have a greenhouse then this will be ideal cover for many of your more tender plants. Grouping together pots is a good way of protecting them from the harshest of the winter weather. some plants may benefit from a covering of fleece. more tender plants in the borders can be mulched with some straw at the base to protect the roots from freezing.

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