Job of the week: Armchair Gardening
Take the opportunity to sit down with a pencil and paper this week and jot down which areas of the garden need a bit of a re-vamp. If you need some expert advice and inspiration why not book yourself in for a FREE Mini Garden Design Consultation (see below).
Stock up on seeds, compost, trays and labels for sowing shortly indoors
Pick off any leaves affected by downy mildew from violas and pansies
Plant roses for a thrilling summer display of colour and scent
Fruit & veg:
Prune gooseberries, redcurrants and whitecurrants
Prune grapevines while they’re still dormant to avoid ‘bleeding’
Prune back autumn fruiting raspberry canes close to ground level
Keep indoor cyclamen cool and well lit, and don’t overwater
Prune back overwintered fuchsias by about half and start watering
Check heaters to make sure they’re still working properly
Around the garden:
Transplant any shrubs or perennials if necessary, while they are fully dormant.
Lift terracotta pots onto pot feet to protect from frost
Scoop fallen leaves out of ponds