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The hedge cutting season is in full flow and this will probably be our last cut of the season. We’ve been busy cutting the laurel hedges with the long-reach hedge trimmer.
August has been a cloudy, month for us in Wales with the occasional burst of Summer Sun. This month has been a month of harvesting, maintaining and sowing new crops. There’s lots of harvesting to do, including crops such as peppers, tomatoes, runner beans, lettuces, potatoes and raspberries and our earlier pot-grown carrots. There’s still time to sow a few seeds and we’ll let you know what you can sow going into September. For now, we’ll talk you through our garden and allotment.
It’s a good idea to turn compost heaps regularly to aerate the content and improve the breakdown of fibrous material.
Welcome to part 2 of the July edition of the Grow updates. Here we will give you a round-up of some of the harvests in July. We’ll also talk you through a selection of tools from Stiga that are helping to transform our Garden this Summer.
Welcome to the July edition of the Grow updates. July has been one of the warmest that I can remember. It’s been a perfect opportunity to get families out into the garden and enjoying nature as well as growing fresh healthy fruits and vegetables. In this edition, we will talk about the different ways that we are growing tomatoes and a round up of some of the harvests in July. We’ll also talk you through a selection of tools from Stiga that are helping to transform our Garden this Summer.
A clean and tidy garden is a healthy one, which means less problems with pests and diseases. Learn to be observant and spot those first warning signs, it will save you time and money!
June is a busy time on the allotment. The nights should now be frost-free, and the days are long, which gives you plenty of time to get on with the jobs that need doing. There are lots of jobs to do, including planting courgettes and runner beans, watering during hot spells and, of course, harvesting.
Here are some key allotment jobs for June.
One of last months tips was to make sure you kept up with your watering. That certainly started something with what happened in May! Do watch out for hot sunny days though, particularly in the greenhouse. When watering outside, do it early or late in the day, to avoid evaporation.