Jobs to do in October

Gardening jobs in October: Rake up fallen leaves and make leafmould. Reduce the frequency of mowing. Rake out thatch, aerate and top-dress lawns. Lay turf to make new lawns. Dig over empty areas of soil. Finish planting evergreen shrubs. Take hardwood cutting from shrubs. Lift and store dahlias. gladioli and summer flowering bulbs. Prune climbing […]

Jobs to do in September

Gardening jobs in September: Mow the lawn less regularly. Sow or turf new lawns, and scarify and aerate established ones. Take hardwood cuttings from roses. Plant spring-flowering bulbs, plant out spring-flowering biennials. Keep collecting seeds from perennials and cut down and divide them. Harvest the last of courgettes and lift the maincrop potatoes Plant onio […]

Jobs to do in June

Gardening jobs in June: Deadheading will be a regular job as some flowers go over. This will help to extend the flowering period. Hoe or hand-pull weeds Fill any gaps up with some plants for the summer. Control greenfly on roses. Remove very gently the faded flowers in the Rhododendron. Mow the lawn regularly. Apply […]

Jobs to do in March

Gardening jobs Start mowing lawns and reseed patches. Propagate shrubs by layering Prune bush and roses Sow sweet peas outdoors. Protect fruit blossom against late frosts Finish planting bare-root trees. Finish pruning late-flowering clematis Deadhead daffodils Mow lawns regularly, feed it and remove thatch.