Key tasks this month are to warm up your beds and get prepared for spring.
- Add well rotted manure or compost to empty beds
- Cover beds with black polythene to warm the soil
- Clear up general garden debris (leaves, weeds, old plants) to keep pests to a minimum
- Keep on top of frosts if you’re growing winter salads
- Clean greenhouse windows and polytunnels
- Clean pots for spring
- There’s not a huge amount to plant this month, but you can soon plant up garlic, onion and shallot sets and start getting soil ready for asparagus and potatoes
- Order seeds and plug plants for later delivery
- Sit out in the current sunshine, enjoy a cuppa and look at the plant catalogue and dream!!
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If you love to potter about in your garden, learning how to make plants grow, it’s even more fun when you are part of a group of passionate gardeners who unite to trade information, swap stories, and give each other a hand.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday during the winter months, with visits in the summer ones, at a variety of times including weekends & weekdays.
Why not think about coming along to join us?
Membership is just £10 per year.
Note: Non-members will be most welcome to all our meetings
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Report from our most recent Event
She introduced Gardening Club members Maureen & Laurence Wood, the evening’s speakers.
They both provided the wonderful photographs, and samples of two beautiful flowers, along with other mementos, were on show.Laurence also won the raffle.
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