Detailed below are some of the regular jobs we will be doing in the garden during the next three to four weeks. Some may already have been completed and others are outstanding.
Sowing hardy annuals,
Depending on the weather we will be bringing in the pot plants that were outside for the winter
Lifting, dividing and replanting congested clumps of perennials
Planting spring bulbs, including crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths
Taking cuttings from fuchsias, salvias and pelargoniums
Trimming yew hedges and trees
Pruning out all the fruited canes of summer raspberries, cutting down to the base, and tieing in new canes
Cutting away any leaves covering the fruits of pumpkins, squash and marrows to help the skins ripen in the sun
Picking apples and pears before the wind blows them down.
Completing any summer pruning of both free-standing and trained apple trees, where necessary, to encourage good fruiting in future years
Scariyfying, aerating and feeding lawns