David Hackett has sent in these photographs showing the various varieties of his beautiful daffodils.
Member Tony King has taken these delightful photos of the garden where he works as a full time gardener. He works in a 2.5 acre garden with 5 acres of paddocks.
- Apply fertilizer to vegetable plots.
- Plant vegetable seeds in a greenhouse.
- Sow winter brassicas in trays.
- Give lawns their first cut if ready.
- Break down any lumps of soil on dug beds.
- Plant early potatoes.
- Plant onion and leek seeds in a greenhouse.
- Prune autumn raspberries.
Barbara Robinson submitted this photo of a lovely bowl of Miniature Iris that she has grown in her greenhouse. She took the photo on the 17th February. There are 100 bulbs in the pot but unfortunately she can’t find the variety name for you.
- Clean greenhouse glass to allow in maximum light.
- Sow greenhouse tomatoes and peppers at the end of the month.
- Chit seed potatoes.
- Wash pots and seed trays with soapy water.
- Plan which vegetables you will grow where this year.
Your Committee held a ZOOM meeting this evening to discuss a variety of topics and the Chairman will be sending out a brief report. Rest assured that despite no obvious Society activity your Committee is working hard for a smooth return to some sort of normality when it is permitted.
- Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring.
- Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already.
- Disperse worm casts in lawns.
- Prune apple and pear trees.
- Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season.
- Take hardwood cuttings.
- Prune open grown apples and pears.
- Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops.
- Reduce watering of house plants.
- Plant out winter bedding.
- Clear fallen leaves, especially from lawns and ponds.
- Plant tulip bulbs for spring display next year.
- Raise containers onto pot feet to avoid waterlogging.