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Recommended Tasks and Hints for January 2022

Prune soft fruit. For gooseberries, redcurrrants and white currants, limit branches to about 5 and create an open bush. Shorten side...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for December 2021

Care for Festive Houseplants Providing the right light conditions is the key to success. Poinsettias enjoy warm living rooms with no...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for November 2021

The weather should be cold enough for the lawn not to need regular cutting, although it usually needs an occasional tidy-up during winter....

The Autumn Show is approaching !

All our gardening enthusiasts are looking forward to our Autumn Show which is being held on Saturday October 2nd in the village hall. A...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for September

Sow Hardy Annuals. They can be planted out in the Spring after spending the winter in a cold greenhouse or cold frame. Weeding. Keep on...

RHS Banksian Medal 2020

At the Lower Hardres and Nackington Summer Show awards ceremony on Saturday July 31st the President of our Society, Alana Bidwell, was...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for August 2021

Feed and water plants in containers Mow less frequently if the weather is hot and dry Trim hedges Prune rambling roses after flowering...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for July 2021

1. Deadhead roses. On hybrid tea roses cut back any flowers to a healthy sideshoot or a strong outward facing bud.On floribundas cut...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for June 2021

- Feed containers - Give container plants a regular high potassium liquid feed to keep them healthy and help flowering longer. Use same...

Plant Sale a Resounding Success

Our plant sale held outside the Lower Hardres and Nackington village hall on Saturday, 15th May between 10.00 and 12.00 was a resounding...

STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS

After careful consideration of government guidelines our Gardening Society has decided to hold a Plant Sale in the open air at the...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for April 2021

Start off half hardy annual such as cosmos, marigolds and zinnias. Cover newly planted veg with fleece - use a heavyweight one ( 30 - 50...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for March 2021

Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials. Lift each clump with a fork, insert 2 forks back to back and prise the clump apart. ...

STOP PRESS: News about the Spring Show 2021

Having consulted with the committee it is with deep regret that we have to announce that we are cancelling the Spring Show this year,...

Recommended Tasks and Hints for January 2021

Although the weather has been pretty dire of late here are some of the jobs that you may consider for January. 1. Brush leaves off all...

Dobies 20% off !

Dobies is offering a 20% discount on all seeds from its website or catalogue - offer is for 48 hours only. Worth looking at if you need...

Recommended tasks and hints for December

Feed the birds in cold weather and don’t allow ponds and bird baths to freeze over. Continue winter digging incorporating organic matter....

Plants going spare

I have loads of allium bulbs to give away if anyone is interested. I also have plenty of barerooted michaelmas daisies and white phlox. ...

Gardening for Disabled Trust

The Charity are producing this fun and feisty little book which is jam-packed with bite-sized snippets of wisdom born from the gardening...

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