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News From the Garden

Happy New Year! 2020 was a year different to anything that we expected, but one thing remained constant - nature and our gardens provided hope and pleasure even in the bleakest of times. It was lovely to see some of the efforts that had gone into them at our Open gardens in September. As we enter the new year in Tier 4 and again restrictions are tightened we have already planned for our first two events of the year to be via Zoom. All our meetings are password protected with details only shared to people who register and we have a "door person" to ensure only people we know are admitted to keep everyone safe and secure. We've also found the "Live Transcribe" smartphone app to be a great help for members who have hearing difficulties for our virtual meetings. Please share this information with any friends or relatives who may benefit from it.

As a committee we will continue to monitor the situation and arrange in person events once it is safe for everyone to join us physically.

It's great to see the early Spring bulbs starting to poke their heads up and the days are already beginning to get longer. The Viburnum and Hellebores are already adding some colour and lets look forward to enjoying the spring flowers when they arrive.

The RHS top 10 jobs for the month:

  1. Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch

  2. Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring

  3. Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already

  4. Disperse worm casts in lawns

  5. Inspect stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna for rots or drying out

  6. Prune apple and pear trees

  7. Start forcing rhubarb

  8. Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season

  9. Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds

  10. Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines, to protect against peach leaf curl

Our Facebook group is a friendly place for questions about bugs, plant identification and local information. You can find us by looking for Mickleton Gardening Club.

Happy Gardening!

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