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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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Plant bulbs
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October - January is the time to plant the bulbs that will flower next spring - so daffodils, tulips and alliums.
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[[Growing:Planting_bulbs|Planting Bulbs]]<br /><br />
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• Mulching
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Great time to add a thick layer of mulch to the soil.
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[[Maintenance:Mulching|Mulching]]<br /><br />
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• Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
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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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Prune roses.
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Here's a quick, clear guide to [[Maintenance:Pruning roses|pruning roses]]<br /><br />
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• Make a winter shelter for beneficial insects.
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[[Pests and Diseases:Provide shelter|How to build a shelter]]
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• There's less food around for the birds so why not make your own [[Calendar:Birdfeeder|Bird Feeder]]?<br />
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This brilliantly easy How to is from http://www.wildlifetrusts.org
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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 Seeds|Sowing Seeds]].
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• You can still plant [[Growing:Lettuce|lettuce]] seeds like Mizuna.
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Plant out your [[Onions]] and [[Potatoes]].
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Put out seeds and water for birds. Click below for the RSPB list of what and what not to put out.<br /> <br />  
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http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/whatfood/
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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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Latest revision as of 19:47, 12 November 2013


Alliumbulbs.jpg

In The Garden

• Plant bulbs October - January is the time to plant the bulbs that will flower next spring - so daffodils, tulips and alliums. Planting Bulbs

• Mulching Great time to add a thick layer of mulch to the soil. Mulching

• Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds

• Prune roses. Here's a quick, clear guide to pruning roses

• Make a winter shelter for beneficial insects. How to build a shelter

• There's less food around for the birds so why not make your own Bird Feeder?
This brilliantly easy How to is from http://www.wildlifetrusts.org

Lettucecos.jpg

On The Veg Patch

• You can still plant lettuce seeds like Mizuna.

• Put out seeds and water for birds. Click below for the RSPB list of what and what not to put out.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/whatfood/