Search
  • lhngs

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 feed for tomatoes


- Support sweet peas by tying to canes or netting.


- Repot house plants. Now that they are actively growing pot any house plants which have become root bound. Try to use peat free houseplant potting compost.


- Save water. Put dishes under container plants to catch any run off. Remember a good drenching is better than a regular light sprinkling.


- Composting Grass clippings. Add some woody material to keep the right balance.


- Follow on from early harvests. Keep your veg garden productive - sow carrots to follow early lettuce, kale to follow early beetroot, swedes to follow pea shoots. You don't have to wait until the early crops have all gone. You can plant or sow in the gaps between their rows.


- Stake dahlias. Try surrounding each with three canes and wrap string around to hold the plant in place. Add new layers of string as the plant grows.

8 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

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 success and generated a welcome profit for our chosen local cha

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 Village Hall on Saturday May 15th between 10.00 and 12.00 Please spre

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 gsm) as it's less likely to rip. Hunting for snails and slugs -