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Jobs in the Veg Patch

If you manage to avoid the wind and the rain here are some jobs to do in the veg garden. Last chance to plant bare-root fruit trees and bushes. Weed and rake seed beds. Plant early potatoes, onion/shallot sets and Garlic. Harvest forced rhubarb. Sow some parsnips. Plant some Jerusalem artichokes – these are very […]

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Not checked them for a couple of days & now look…

Well I picked some broccoli on Monday and all seemed well until I nipped down to the veg garden today to get some lettuce and discovered that my brassica’s have been stripped!!! Tonight I have been very brave and spent the evening finding the culprits – it didn’t take long but being rather squeamish I […]

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Weekend Garden Jobs

Dead head daffodils but no need to tie up their leaves just leave them to die down naturally. Divide large clumps of snowdrops – they establish much better when still in leaf this is referred to as “planting in the green”. De-thatch and aerate the lawn. Weed the borders. Sow some seeds – here are […]

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Weekend Garden Jobs

Prune winter flowering jasmine. Dead head daffodils but no need to tie up their leaves just leave them to die down naturally. De-thatch and aerate the lawn. Weed the borders. Sow some seeds – here are some hardy annuals that can be sown directly outside – Californian Poppy, Clarkia, Cornflower, Candytuft and Love in the […]

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Jobs in the Veg Patch

Last chance to plant bare-root fruit trees and bushes. Weed and rake seed beds. Plant early potatoes, onion/shallot sets and Garlic. Harvest forced rhubarb. Sow some parsnips. Plant some Jerusalem artichokes – these are very tall plants so ideal at the back of a border or use as a screen. If you haven’t already done […]

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