The Amateur Gardener…

The Amateur Gardener…

Do you love gardening?  Then our resident Amateur Gardeners’ articles will be perfect for you! Enjoy!

  • January
    Pruning fruit trees. Plant protection for winter. Winter ‘to-do’ list.  Read…
    Hardwood cuttings, lawn edging. Hedgehogs.  Read…
  • February
    Which plants repel which insects. Vegetable good and bad neighbour list. Read…
    Spring is approaching: Early sowing, chitting. cutting back shrubs, and trim hedges before nesting birds arrive. Salad flowers.  Read…
  • March
    Planting Asparagus, dealing with Moles, chitting your potatoes.  Read…
    Springtime tasks in the vegetable and flowers gardens. Processionary caterpillars. Getting rid of moss.  Read…
  • April
    April task list, composting, avoiding waste.  Read…
    Weeding, fertilising and mulching. Lawn care. Deterring slugs.  Read…
  • May
    Forsythia care, sowing & planting, french gardening vocabulary. Read…
    Tomato varieties. Planting according to the moon.  Read…
  • June
    Flower care & veg garden tasks in June (Garlic, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, Lettuce, Sweetcorn, courgettes, peas & beans, Strawberries) And…. Herbs & flowers which repel troublesome insects.  Read…
    Flower garden tasks.  Read…
  • July
    Tasks for July in the Veg, Fruit and Flower Gardens (runner beans, onions & garlic, salads, potato and tomato plants, raspberries, strawberry bed, apples, pears and grapes, lupins, delphiniums, dahlias, gladioli, sweet peas, wisteria, foxgloves, carnations and roses) And…. Elderflower cordial recipe. Read…
    Keeping control of the vegetable garden. Collecting seeds, taking cuttings and layering.  Read…
  • August
    Dead-heading, taking and preparing cuttings, sowing hardy annuals and planting spring bulbs, harvesting your vegetable garden. Read…
    Vegetable garden summer tasks and harvesting. Summer pruning fruit trees. Read…
  • September
    Collecting vegetables and preparing for over-wintering and spring planting, ripening and storing. Planting new perennials. Home grown medicinal plants. Read…
    Harvesting fruit. Tips on planting new pot grown shrubs. Deterring garden pests.  Read…
  • October
    October & November planting for next year, lawn care, recipe for chestnut purée.  Read…
  • November
    Autumn flowering perennials. Advice on Roses.  Read…
  • December
    Christmas Wreaths, and thinking of birds and hedgehogs during winter.  Read…