Gardening club

Jobs to do in the garden this month 

We have just had 6 weeks of very dry conditions and should now seen the last of the frosts. If you are growing vegetables and summer bedding plants or plants purchased from the Garden Centre these can safely be brought outside. 

 

  • Plant up hanging baskets.

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  • Make sure hanging baskets and patio planters is kept moist. 

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  • Remove fading and dead flower heads from plants, this will encourage new flowers. 

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  • Feed hanging baskets and planters weekly with liquid fertiliser if a slow release fertiliser was not added when planting the basket.

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  • Tidy up in the greenhouse now that you have moved bedding plants outside.

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  • Plant tender perennials.

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  • Gooseberries should now be ready to be picked.

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  • Continually nip outside shoots from upright (cordon) tomato plants. These reduce the amount of food available to fruit baring branches. If growing plants in the greenhouse, nip out the growing tip after the plant has produced 4-5 fruiting trusses, reduce this to 3-4 if growing tomatoes outside. 


 

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Whitfield Valley Centre

Fegg Hayes Road

Stoke-on-Trent ST6 6QR

 

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