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Mulch time
7 Oct
Mulch time Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

(Nearly) all you need to know about what and how to mulch

‘All is safely gathered in’
17 Sep
‘All is safely gathered in’ Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Autumn harvest

How to manage a Loganberry plant
16 Aug
How to manage a Loganberry plant Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Pruning and training a loganberry plant for maximum fruiting

Give your soil a treat
19 Jul
Give your soil a treat Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Sowing Phacelia

Keep that hoe moving!
28 Jun
Keep that hoe moving! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Why and how to hoe

The ‘veg patch’ in June
6 Jun
The ‘veg patch’ in June Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Gardening hints and tips for early June

Borlottis are best
23 May
Borlottis are best Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Have a go at growing this wonderful climbing bean

The humble radish
14 May
The humble radish Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Down among the vegetables in mid-May

Gardening in early May - frost alert!
1 May
Gardening in early May - frost alert! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Protect those tender tips

Growing tomatoes
19 Apr
Growing tomatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Advice on planting tomatoes for a great crop

Making a seed bed and sowing seed
12 Apr
Making a seed bed and sowing seed Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Early April fun on the allotment or veg corner

How to grow tasty parsnips
5 Apr
How to grow tasty parsnips Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Hints and tips for sowing in early April

This week on my allotment
19 Mar
This week on my allotment Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Hints and tips for veg growers - mid-March

Digging
8 Feb
Digging Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – February week 1

Making a bean trench
25 Jan
Making a bean trench Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Get your climbing beans off to a flying start

Some winter tasks to do on your allotment
16 Jan
Some winter tasks to do on your allotment Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Hints and tips for January fun

Rhubarb rhubarb
11 Dec
Rhubarb rhubarb Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Advice on planting and growing rhubarb

It’s all going pear-shaped
4 Dec
It’s all going pear-shaped Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Planting a fruit tree in winter

Allotment jobs for November
20 Nov
Allotment jobs for November Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Suggestions for November gardening tasks

Conserving rainwater and keeping your supply clean
8 Nov
Conserving rainwater and keeping your supply clean Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

How to rig up a rainwater collection system to a shed

Garlic – varieties to plant in Autumn
1 Nov
Garlic – varieties to plant in Autumn Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Suggestions for things to do in the veg patch or on the allotment

Greenhouse tidy up
26 Oct
Greenhouse tidy up Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Suggestions to keep your greenhouse in tip-top shape: October week 3

Starting out on an allotment: what to do next
19 Oct
Starting out on an allotment: what to do next Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Helpful advice for new allotment tenants – part 2

Starting out on an allotment: what to do first
5 Oct
Starting out on an allotment: what to do first Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Helpful advice for new allotment tenants – part 1

Veg to sow and plant now – but be quick!
11 Sep
Veg to sow and plant now – but be quick! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Garden fun on your allotment or veg patch - early September

Things to do on your allotment in early September
6 Sep
Things to do on your allotment in early September Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Some helpful tips for fruit and veg gardeners

Looking back - planning ahead on your allotment
30 Aug
Looking back - planning ahead on your allotment Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Late summer news from the allotment

Blight - the dread of vegetable gardeners
22 Aug
Blight - the dread of vegetable gardeners Posted By: rocket veg Category: Pests and Diseases, Seasonal Tips

Advice for vegetable gardeners - end of August

Love your allotment
14 Aug
Love your allotment Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

The joy of allotment gardening

Summer trimming and pruning
27 Jul
Summer trimming and pruning Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on your allotment or in the veg patch: late July

Blackcurrants: I’m a big fan
6 Jul
Blackcurrants: I’m a big fan Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Allotment harvest news

Midsummer on the allotment
29 Jun
Midsummer on the allotment Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Pests and Diseases, Seasonal Tips

Tasks for the tail end of ‘Flaming June’!

Making good use of space – time to plant leeks
20 Jun
Making good use of space – time to plant leeks Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Ideas for vegetable planting in late June

Broad beans – and the dreaded blackfly!
15 Jun
Broad beans – and the dreaded blackfly! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Pests and Diseases, Seasonal Tips

Midsummer in the vegetable garden

Keeping on top of weeds
8 Jun
Keeping on top of weeds Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Pests and Diseases, Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: June week 1

Filling in the gaps
1 Jun
Filling in the gaps Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Jobs to do on the allotment at the start of June

Grow your own salad tea
4 May
Grow your own salad tea Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Down on the allotment or in the veg patch – May week 1

Peas can be tricky – try mangetouts instead
27 Apr
Peas can be tricky – try mangetouts instead Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Advice for veg growers at the end of April

Time for some cautious seed sowing
5 Apr
Time for some cautious seed sowing Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment and in the garden in early April

Allotment conversation in early April
30 Mar
Allotment conversation in early April Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

A few suggestions for successful germination of veg seed

Plant your potatoes soon
23 Mar
Plant your potatoes soon Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On the allotment - in the garden: end of March and early April

Farewell brassicas – hello climbing beans
16 Mar
Farewell brassicas – hello climbing beans Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – March week 2

Shed care and allotment DIY
20 Feb
Shed care and allotment DIY Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Things to do on your allotment during February

This season’s vegetables - first sowings
15 Feb
This season’s vegetables - first sowings Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on your allotment or veg patch in mid-February

Planting shallots
7 Feb
Planting shallots Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – February week 1

Sow tomatoes now
30 Jan
Sow tomatoes now Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Seasonal advice for allotment and veg gardeners

The story of an apple tree
19 Jan
The story of an apple tree Posted By: rocket veg Category: Pests and Diseases, Seasonal Tips

Winter pruning and tree care

It's time to buy seed potatoes
12 Jan
It's time to buy seed potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 2

Sow Sweet Peas now
20 Dec
Sow Sweet Peas now Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Suggestions for winter gardening

Asparagus – Queen of Vegetables
8 Dec
Asparagus – Queen of Vegetables Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment during December

Things to do in the dark days of November
27 Nov
Things to do in the dark days of November Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On the allotment – in your garden

Bonfires – love ’em or loathe ’em!
3 Nov
Bonfires – love ’em or loathe ’em! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Gardening fun in November week 1

Fruit bushes to plant now
27 Oct
Fruit bushes to plant now Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On the allotment - late October and into November

Sowing broad beans
20 Oct
Sowing broad beans Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Time to sow on your allotment or veg patch - October week 4

Planting onion sets, shallots and garlic
13 Oct
Planting onion sets, shallots and garlic Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Time to plant on your allotment - October week 2

It’s not too late to plant cabbages and leeks
6 Oct
It’s not too late to plant cabbages and leeks Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on your allotment or in your veg patch – now!

Two spectacular soft fruit plants - Loganberry and
29 Sep
Two spectacular soft fruit plants - Loganberry and Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

Garden fun on your allotment or veg patch - late September

Allotment gardening – National Allotment Week
11 Aug
Allotment gardening – National Allotment Week Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: August week 2

The benefits of Comfrey
4 Aug
The benefits of Comfrey Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: August week 1

Time for some humdrum gardening: how to hoe
21 Jul
Time for some humdrum gardening: how to hoe Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: July week 3

Sowing green manures
14 Jul
Sowing green manures Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the garden: July week 2

Planting summer and winter brassicas
16 Jun
Planting summer and winter brassicas Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Allotment and veg patch advice: June week 2

The joy of Sweet Peas
6 Jun
The joy of Sweet Peas Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the garden: early June

Bee friendly bedding plants
24 May
Bee friendly bedding plants Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Bees, Garden Wildlife, Seasonal Tips

A guide to our top ten bee-friendly bedding plants.

Things to do to get a good crop of Potatoes
3 May
Things to do to get a good crop of Potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On the allotment and veg patch – May week 1

What on earth are Cucurbits?
20 Apr
What on earth are Cucurbits? Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

On the allotment and veg patch – April week 3: Sowing Cucumbers, Courgettes, Squash and Melons

Time to plant potatoes
31 Mar
Time to plant potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden at the end of March and early April

Time to sow salad crops in modules
24 Mar
Time to sow salad crops in modules Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – March week 4

Creating a fine tilth and sowing seed
16 Mar
Creating a fine tilth and sowing seed Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch in mid-March

Perfect Parsnips
3 Mar
Perfect Parsnips Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

The secrets of germinating and growing Parsnips

Lovely tomatoes!
22 Feb
Lovely tomatoes! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – late February

Time to sow Lettuce
15 Feb
Time to sow Lettuce Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Sowing, planting and harvesting Lettuces on the allotment or veg patch

Looking after your Broad Beans
30 Jan
Looking after your Broad Beans Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – early February

Compost & pruning autumn Raspberries
24 Jan
Compost & pruning autumn Raspberries Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 4

Planning, preparation and pottering
16 Jan
Planning, preparation and pottering Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 3

Seed potatoes
9 Jan
Seed potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 2

Tending rhubarb
1 Jan
Tending rhubarb Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden during January week : Planting, feeding and forcing rhubarb

Pruning soft fruit bushes
26 Dec
Pruning soft fruit bushes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden during December week 4

Early sowing and greenhouse cleaning and tidying
19 Dec
Early sowing and greenhouse cleaning and tidying Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do in the garden and on the allotment during December week 3

Raking, dead-heading and plant protection
14 Dec
Raking, dead-heading and plant protection Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do in the garden and on the allotment during December week 2

Winter Protection
15 Nov
Winter Protection Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

It's time to think about protecting tender plants from the onset of Winter.

Camellias - and how to care for them
5 Nov
Camellias - and how to care for them Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

A guide to Camellias including cultivation tips and advice on growing them in pots.

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