Things To Do In December.

  1. Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and any remaining root crops.
  2. Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding.
  3. Check greenhouse heaters are working.
  4. Reduce watering of houseplants.
  5. Take hardwood cuttings.

Annual lunch and trophy presentation.

Time is running out for booking your place at the annual lunch and trophy presentation which will be held on Sunday 1st December.  You have until Thursday 7th November to make your reservation through Pat Grimes (contact details in the handbook).

Late Summer Show A Success

The Late Summer Show saw a new venue and while there may have been a few teething troubles the show was a success and seemed to attract a greater footfall from the local area.  There was the usual high standard in the vegetable categories and floral art and it was good to see some new entrants in the junior and children’s classes.

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Things To Do In August

  1. Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
  2. Watering! Particularly containers and new plants.
  3. Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners.
  4. Feed the soil with green manures.

AND DON’T FORGET THE LATE SUMMER SHOW ON AUGUST 17th. (St Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar Grove.  Easy parking.)

Things To Do In July

  1. Give lawns a quick acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed.
  2. Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering.
  3. Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise.
  4. Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds and keep them topped up.