Some Garden Tips You Should Do Now!

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Plant cabbage seedlings now so that they are well established before winter. 

Fast-growing Chinese cabbages will reach the picking stage more quickly than large-headed European varieties.

Plant pansies, poppies, primulas and polyanthus as most will bloom in winter. 

Other flowers that can be planted now include sweet peas, calendulas, cornflowers and lobelias.

GOOD FOUNDATIONS

Autumn fertilising of lawns can be carried out now with some ready-mixed fertilisers also able to remove germinating flat weeds.

Sweeten your soil by adding a sprinkling of dolomite to provide calcium and magnesium for plants.  

Parsley seeds should be kept moist while germinating, or seeds will stop growing.
Parsley seeds should be kept moist while germinating, or seeds will stop growing.

PARSLEY PARTY

Sow parsley seeds in a sunny or partly-shaded position in rich, well-drained, neutral-to-alkaline soil. 

Sow directly in the garden or pots, cover lightly, firm down and keep moist. Seeds take about three to six weeks to germinate.  

During the germination stage the soil must never be allowed to dry out or the seeds will stop growing.

When pruning loganberries, take only the canes that have fruited already.
When pruning loganberries, take only the canes that have fruited already.

COMING TO FRUITION

This is a busy month for harvesting fruit which should be picked as it ripens and not left on the trees. 

Pick lemons at regular intervals to help maintain tree health and promote better cropping. 

When the fruit is turning from green to yellow pick with a small stub of the stem still attached.  

Prune loganberries in autumn by cutting back to ground level the canes that have fruited and leave the new canes to grow and provide fruit for the next season.

A cross between the blackberry and raspberry the slightly tangy, elongated fruit is dark purple/red in colour and makes the most delicious desserts and jam.

You can store bulbs like hyacinths in the fridge for up to six weeks.
You can store bulbs like hyacinths in the fridge for up to six weeks.

BEAUTIFUL BULBS

Purchase spring flowering bulbs and store them until planting time. 

Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips can be kept in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator for four to six weeks. 

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