Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This October   Gather up any fallen leaves and store in hessian sacks for leafmould next year.   Cut down faded stems but don’t be too tidy: leave seedheads for the birds.   Compost any summer bedding plants.   It’s a great time to divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants. ...

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This September   Muscari bulbs are very affordable and will also add a beautiful shade of rich blue to a patio or garden next spring.   Boost patio terracotta pots with a few baby chrysanthemums.   Pick all tomatoes by the end of this month, placing green ones in a paper bag ...

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This August Need ideas for the garden? Here’s what you can start planting and prepping in August:   Keep new plants well watered: a thorough drenching is better than little and often.   Give wooden garden furniture a teak oil treatment – it will lengthen its life.   Remember to deadhead flowering ...

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This July Need ideas for the garden? Here’s what you can start planting and prepping in July:   Give your indoor plants a holiday. Take them out on to the patio to add to the display – and give them some fresh air and sunshine, too!   Give the lawn a quick-acting ...

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This June Need ideas for the garden? Here’s what you can start planting and prepping in June:   Grow strawberries in hanging baskets, where they’re easy to pick and slugs and snails can’t eat them!   Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds. All weeds can be controlled without weedkillers, but persistent ...

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This May Need ideas for the garden? Here’s what you can start planting and prepping in May:   Prune back spring-flowering shrubs such as flowering currant and forsythia.   Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants.   Plant clematis to swarm up old fruit trees, disguise fences, or even add colour ...