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Calendar of Garden Work for December

DECEMBER is the month for stocktaking and replanning. New beds and paths can be made and carpentry and constructional work can be done. If the weather and conditions are suitable, digging and trenching can continue. DECORATIVE GARDEN Protect any tender … Continue reading

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Calendar of Garden Work for November

This is the month for bonfires and for collecting leaf mould. Beech, oak and lime leaves make the most valuable leaf mould and it is worth a trip to the woods to collect a few sackfuls. DECORATIVE GARDEN Plant roses of … Continue reading

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Calendar of Garden Work for October

THIS is the month for autumn colour, when the last of the flowers are picked from the border and only a few chrysanthemums and dahlias remain where the frost does not strike. Start to tidy up all unwanted growth and … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by admin
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Calendar of Garden Work for July

A rewarding month for those who made an early start in spring. Continue to pick soft fruit and preserve it and make regular harvests of vegetables so as to use them in a young condition. DECORATIVE GARDEN Take soft-wood cuttings … Continue reading

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Calendar of Garden Work for May

MAY is the first really rewarding month of the year when early salad crops, asparagus, early peas and flowers for the house can be expected. The general routine work of April — hoeing, sowing, thinning and planting — must still … Continue reading

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Calendar of Garden Work for April

WHATEVER work is due to be done in April, seed sowing must go on, because a late start can spoil a display in the flower garden or cause vegetables to be woody and poor. DECORATIVE GARDEN Finish off the planting … Continue reading

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PESTS OF THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

APIIIDS (Greenfly, Blackfly, etc.) These are the most abundant pests in the garden, and most plants, including vegetables, are liable to attack by one or more species of aphids. A close watch should be kept for them and, even if … Continue reading

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GENERAL GARDEN PESTS

ANTS Ants of various species, especially the Black Ant, are responsible for many types of damage in the garden. In borders and rock gardens, their underground nests loosen the soil round the roots of plants, causing them to wilt and … Continue reading

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GARDEN PESTS

PLANTS are a source of food for many types of insects and other small creatures, and there are few plants which are not attacked by them. In some cases the attacks may be sporadic and unpredictable, but most of the … Continue reading

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VEGETABLE DISEASES

ASPARAGUS FROST Causes pinching and shrinking of stem just below the bud. BEAN, DWARF AND RUNNER ANTHRACNOSE Brown spotting on stems and pods often due to infected seed. Change site. FOOT ROT Frequently due to planting too often on same … Continue reading

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