You could be getting more from your garden and we are going to show you how.
This is the Bayleaf Garden Services garden diary which will take you on a journey through the gardening year, month by month, offering tips and all sorts of useful information that will help you get your garden up to scratch, whatever the weather.
- Spray your existing fruit trees when dormant and finish planting.
- Protect trees and shrubs in harsh weather and plant out new trees and shrubs in containers.
- Protect dormant bulbous plants and autumn planted plants from the cold.
- Ensure lagging is in place around outdoor pipes and fixtures.
- Create a hole in the surface of frozen over ponds to allow gasses to escape.
- Empty last years compost bin and spread around garden. Turn this year's compost bin into last year's bin.
- Rid of any dead plant tops from your borders.
- Dig over heavy soils to be over weathered. Add grit for drainage.
- Finish planting roses in finer weather, providing the ground is dry.
- Continue planting shrubs and trees.
- Apply a nitrogenous fertiliser to fruit trees and bushes grown in grass.
- Ensure good drainage for both new and established lawns. Also, prepare top dressings for spring use and continue aeration.
- Prune any roses that repeat-flower and remove any dead or damaged wood.
- Apply fertiliser to rose beds.
- Plant trees, shrubs and roses.
- Continue pruning fruit trees.
- Cut back overgrown hedges at the end of the month.
- Protect your pond from ice and remove weeds from bog gardens.
- Tilt beds and add rich soil and compost to prepare them for annuals.