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It’s hard to believe that November and the subsequent winter is galloping up on us! But it’s not time yet for those fireside slippers! Although October was busy, there is still plenty to do - unless you have already stored all the remaining fruit and vegetables and prepared your garden for those winter months.
October already and the nights are drawing in! How did the summer pass so quickly? Again this year the weather has not been easy for us gardeners! Autumn though can be an incredible time, with superb autumn colour from our trees and shrubs, heavy dews on our lawns and night frosts as the first signs of winter.
It’s September already as our gardening year gallops on! Where does the time go? Our day length begins to shorten and as I write this, signs of autumn are increasingly to be seen around the garden.
August has arrived and once again we have been having to contend with high temperatures and water shortages this summer. Hopefully in August we will miss the heatwave that hit mainland Europe in July!
April already! As last year, this year has started at a gallop!
The month of May is with us, with longer days and (we hope) more heat in the sun. So far, spring has been reasonably kind to us, though we have a few late frosts to cause us worry. Let’s take a look at what we need to do in the garden this month.
Brown patches on your lawn after the winter weather? Now’s the time to treat them!
Rake out dead grass with a spring tine type rake and roughen the resulting soil surface. Using a gardening sieve, apply some ‘weed-free’ garden compost to the patch, rake again and then apply some fresh lawn seed. Rake in gently and ensure the seed is kept moist. Germination should take 1-2 weeks.