News From the Garden

It's great to see Spring starting to take hold with the spring bulbs adding little bursts of colour to our gardens.

 

Our next event will be a quiz hosted by Glyn Jones on the 17th March and promises to be great fun. In April we'll be learning all about Penstemon and at last we'll have an in person although socially distanced visit to Morton Hall Gardents. 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.

The RHS top 10 jobs for the month:

  1. Protect new spring shoots from slugs

  2. Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes

  3. Plant summer-flowering bulbs

  4. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials

  5. Top dress containers with fresh compost

  6. Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)

  7. Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems

  8. Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early

  9. Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters

  10. Prune bush and climbing roses

As part of plans to increase the biodiversity of our village, a tree planting scheme has been launched, if you're thinking of adding a tree to your garden this year please have a look at the letter from Greening Mickleton here.

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!

King George's Hall

Chapel Lane

Mickleton GL55 6SU

 

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