- Prepare the ground for planting spring cabbage etc.
- Finish picking fresh new shoots and leaves off herbs .
- Cut down dying potato haulms to soil level. Potatoes can be left for a few more weeks before lifting.
- Plant new strawberry plants.
- Pick dwarf French beans to encourage more pods to develop.
- Keep sowing lettuce to keep a supply of fresh salads through late summer and autumn.
- Feed tomatoes, peppers and aubergines every week.
- Remove butterfly eggs from brassicas.
- Start sowing for autumn and winter crops.
- Give onions a feed with nitrogen rich fertilizer.
- Peg down strawberry runners into pots to grow on.
- First early potatoes should be ready for lifting.
- Keep soil moist on seed beds.
- Check rhubarb stems and remove any flowering centre stems.
- Earth up any potatoes planted last month.
- Be aware of sunshine causing overheating greenhouses.
David Hackett has sent in this photo of spring blooms in his garden.
Christine Goodey has sent in these spring in bloom photos.
- Earth up potatoes.
- Plant container grown fruit bushes.
- Plant out Brussels sprout plants.
- Keep an eye out for signs of early pests (slugs, aphids) and late frosts, and take appropriate actions.
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.