Gardening in July brings longer, warmer days that continue late into the evening. This is the perfect month for pottering in the garden after work, hosting barbecues, garden parties and splashing in the pool.
Gardening in June is a busy time for gardeners. The summer season will start on June 20th this year with the summer solstice giving us the longest day of the year. Flowers are in full bloom and the vegetable garden is bountiful with crops due to the extra sunlight and warmer temperatures.
Gardening in May is a busy time for flower and vegetable growers. With summer on its way, now is the perfect time to tidy up spring flowering plants, perennials and plant out summer bedding plants.
Gardening in March is a busy time as the weather warms up. With the last of the morning frost and the arrival of spring, now is the time to start planting.
If you live in a town house or apartment, it can be inspiring and fun to design a space for a home vegetable garden. With limited space for growing crops, use containers and vertical planting ideas in order to create a unique and versatile garden.
There is still plenty to do in the December garden and as we approach the shortest day of the year, the weather can be quite crisp and chilly. Time to wrap up warm and prepare to prune and prep the garden for next Spring.
As late autumn turns to winter, with colder, shorter days, there are still plenty of tasks to do in the garden in November.
November is here and with it comes the chance of early frost. The focus this month in the garden is protecting plants and wildlife from the cold winter months ahead.
Toadstools and fungi are a natural and essential part of the garden ecosystem. To have toadstools and mushrooms in your lawn is a sign of a healthy garden with soil packed with beneficial nutrients.
September is the time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month.
September is generally cooler as the weather becomes milder. This month is a good time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month from planting spring-flowering bulbs, pruning perennials and shrubs and a bounty of harvest in the vegetable garden.
August is the peak of summer making it one of the hottest months. Watering in the garden is a top priority. Using grey water or ideally rain water from a water butt is not only good for water conservation but also much better for plants.
October is the month when the garden really begins to show off those warm autumn colours. There are plenty of tasks to do in the garden this month.
Homemade fertilizers are a cheap and environmentally friendly way to feed your plants. It will encourage growth and crop yields and even discourage garden pests and plant diseases.