Garden Calender

This calender is an aid to your gardening experience and depending on the type of gardening you do can vary greatly. We have kept the list relatively short and general to cater for this fact but we will overtime be enlarging this area to increase the level of detail to help you whether you are a customer or just visiting our site.

September
  1. Divide herbaceous perennials
  2. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
  3. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
  4. Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
  5. Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
  6. Plant spring flowering bulbs

 

 

October
  1. Clear up fallen autumn leaves regularly
  2. Cut back perennials that have died down & divide if required
  3. Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into the greenhouse
  4. Prune climbing roses
  5. Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas
  6. Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf
November
  1. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
  2. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
  3. Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
  4. Plant out winter bedding
  5. Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well
  6. Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
  7. Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting
December
  1. Check your winter protection structures are still securely in place
  2. Check that greenhouse heaters are working
  3. Prevent ponds and stand pipes from freezing
  4. Prune open-grown apples and pears (but not those trained against walls)
  5. Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding
  6. Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted
  7. Take hardwood cuttings
  8. Reduce watering of houseplants

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