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====In The Garden====
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• [[Growing:Spring Bulbs|Spring Bulbs]] - There is still time to plant summer flowering bulbs like Lillies, Dahlias and Cannas.  
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It's time to start [[Maintenance:Weeding|weeding]]. It's best to get ahead in the fight against the weeds. The new weedlings will be quite easy to pull up as the roots won't have managed to get really established yet. With the perennial weeds like Dandelions - now is a good time to try and get at and dig them up before they mingle and get lost in all the lush new growth of the spring/early summer garden.<br />
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Start Planting - As long as you live in a fairly frost free place - so not the Scottish Highlands! - then you can think about adding to your garden stock. Spring is an excellent time to plant - the weather is warming up and there is more light in the sky, but it isn’t too hot, which can be very demanding for new plants. However, put in only [[hardy]] plants like trees, [[shrubs]] and [[Perennials|perennials]]. [[Summer bedding]] should wait until May.
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Final chance to plant [[Growing:Spring Bulbs|Spring Bulbs]].  
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====On The Veg Patch====
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• You can start sowing seeds outdoors. [[Tomatoes]], [[Beetroot]], [[Carrots]], [[Lettuce]], [[Parsnips]], [[Peas]], [[Perpetual spinach]] are all good to grow. Click here for more help on [[Growing:Sowing|Sowing Seeds]].
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• You can continue sowing seeds outdoors. Click [[Growing:Fruit & Vegetables|here]] for more information on growing Vegetables. Or click [[Growing:Sowing|here]] for more help on sowing seeds.<br /><br />
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If you haven't already - now you can plant out the strips of vegetables that you will find in the garden centres. As a rule vegetables need a sunny and sheltered a spot. Keep an eye on [[Slugs and snails]] as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.
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Plant out your [[Onions]] and [[Potatoes]].
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• Towards the end of the month strips of vegetables will start appearing in the garden centres. If you don't want to grow from seed, you can buy these young plants from garden centres. Plant in as sunny and sheltered a spot as you can find. Keep an eye on [[Slugs and snails]] as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.
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Revision as of 19:39, 1 May 2013


Singledandylion.jpg

In The Garden

• It's time to start weeding. It's best to get ahead in the fight against the weeds. The new weedlings will be quite easy to pull up as the roots won't have managed to get really established yet. With the perennial weeds like Dandelions - now is a good time to try and get at and dig them up before they mingle and get lost in all the lush new growth of the spring/early summer garden.


• Final chance to plant Spring Bulbs.

Childsowingseeds.jpg

On The Veg Patch

• You can continue sowing seeds outdoors. Click here for more information on growing Vegetables. Or click here for more help on sowing seeds.

• If you haven't already - now you can plant out the strips of vegetables that you will find in the garden centres. As a rule vegetables need a sunny and sheltered a spot. Keep an eye on Slugs and snails as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.