Summer is well under way and it’s time to consider sowing a number of early summer vegetable crops. Get all the information you need by following our vegetable calendar and crop guides. New additions to the guide include –
It’s going to be a tough year for slugs. The hard winter will have destroyed many eggs and young hibernating slugs that were lying in wait for spring before attacking your vulnerable garden plants and fresh green vegetable shoots. The downside is, that winter will also have killed many of the slugs’ natural enemies such as birds and hedgehogs, and it is a certain bet that the slugs will recover faster than their predators. One of the best organic controls is the use of nematodes, a very small worm-like, parasitic organism which, worked into your garden soil in good time, will feed on slugs and stop the problem at source. It is safe to use and not harmful to humans, animals or plants.
Yes its that time of year again or almost, its time to start planing your autumn bulb planting. For a few ideas to get you started visit our bulb section
It is still not too late to plant spring flowering garden bulbs. Spring flowering bulbs can be planted up to November and even into December if the weather is mild. There are many beautiful ones to choose from. Over time bulbs have adapted themselves so that there is a one to suit most situations from shade, to sun, grassland to rock gardens and both indoor and outdoor containers. Plant them in the right place and they will reward you with spring time colour year after year with minimal maintenance and attention more on garden bulbs
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