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

Tools

There are some council facilities for collecting your old christmas tree or places where you can take them and drop them off. Better still shred it yourself and add to your compost heap.

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February

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

Sow seeds of bedding plants in a heated propagator and look forward to a magnificent summer display.

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March

Gardening Tasks

PRUNING

Spring flowering shrubs like, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and Pieris, will benefit from a feed with an ericaceous fertiliser.

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April

Gardening Tasks

HERBACEOUS

New shoots of Hostas, Delphiniums, Lupins and other vulnerable plants need protection from slugs and snails.

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May

Gardening Tasks

BEDDING

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

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June

Gardening Tasks

BEDDING

Cut back spring-flowering perennials, such as Pulmonaria, to encourage a fresh flush of foliage and new flowers.

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July

Gardening Tasks

WILDLIFE

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

GROW YOUR OWN

Prune rambling roses by cutting out the oldest stems and if needed those that flowered this year.

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September

Gardening Tasks

GROW YOUR OWN

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

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December

Gardening Tasks

Winter

Check that your trees are staked well and are secure before the windy weather increases, although the autumn weather may have been really windy so tightening the ties that have slackened off could be necessary. Keeping the roots of your trees stable is important all year when you plant a new tree but especially in the autumn/winter time. Neither do you want your ties to be too tight on your tree as the girth grows, so be prepared to loosen them slightly if needed. Your climbing plants and roses can be checkd over too. ensure that they are securely tied for protection on windy days.

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