- Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
- Watering, particularly containers and new plants.
- Harvest vegetables as they become ready.
- Feed the soil with green manures.
- Clear algae, blanket weed and debris from ponds.
- Give lawn a quick acting summer feed.
- Pick courgettes before they become marrows.
- Treat apple scab.
- Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds.
- Plant out summer bedding plants.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs.
- Stake tall or floppy plants.
- Regularly hoe off weeds.
- Plant out summer bedding plants at the end of the month.
- Earth up potatoes and plant any remaining.
- Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.
The Society held a very successful Spring Show today. The number of visitors was up as was the number of exhibitors. Despite unforgiving spring weather there were plenty of flowers on show including some excellent daffodils. The cookery attracted an increase in entries, while the floral art was up to its usual high standard. Top prize money winners were P. Grimes £12.50, D. Woodcock £11, B. Robinson £11.
A video of the flower table can be viewed at https://youtu.be/WwNDEvw5Cqw
The Spring Show is on Saturday (7th April) so get any entries in to Christine by Tuesday.
- Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.
- Feed hungry shrubs and roses.
- Sow new lawns or repair bare patches.
- Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seeds outdoors.
The postponed talk on beekeeping and encouraging bees in the garden by Derek March is tonight at the Baptist Church Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Tonight’s talk on bees has been postponed until Thursday 22nd March, same place and time (Baptist Church Hall at 7.30 p.m.) due to the bad weather.
- Prepare vegetable seed beds and sow some vegetables under cover.
- Chit potato tubers.
- Prune winter flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.
- Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges.