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====In The Garden====
====In The Garden====
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Keep [[Maintenance:Weeding|weeding!]]<br />
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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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Keep an eye on pests, particularly [[Aphids]]. They can be hardly there one moment and then an infestation the next.
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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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Now is the time to start adding [[Summer bedding]] to your garden. These are the bright coloured annuals that are good for putting in window boxes, pots and the odd bare patch in the garden.  
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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====
====On The Veg Patch====
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• You can start [[Successional sowing]] of quick growing seeds like [[Lettuce]]. This means that you will get a steady stream of plants to harvest, rather than a glut. Click for more help on [[Growing:Sowing|sowing seeds]].<br /><br />
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• You can still plant [[Growing:Lettuce|lettuce]] seeds like Mizuna.
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If you haven't already - now you can plant out the strips of vegetable plants that you will find in the garden centres. Keep an eye on [[Slugs and snails]] as they can
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decimated a newly planted row tender new plants.
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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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• Feed up your tomato plants and strawberry plants with a high Potash food - that means you will get more flowers and so more fruit.
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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/