Author Archives: Bella1973

Winter

July Zone 2 Take hard wood cuttings. Plant peonies. Plant broad beans. Transplant trees, roses and so on this month. Tidy up your herb garden.  Seedlings to plant in July: Zone2 to 5 Carnation, Delphinium, Foxglove, Honesty, Lobelia, Marigold, Nasturtium, Nemesia, Pansy, Poppy, Primula, Ranuculus, Snapdragon and stock.   Tip of the month: its time […]

Spring

 October Zone 2 Divide clumps of chives and plant out. Strawberries need a good amount of potash this month. Fertiliser garden beds with a slow release fertiliser. Top up mulch.   Seedlings to plant this month: Zone 2 to 5  Ageratum, Arctotis, Aster, Begonia, Calendula, Candytuft, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cornflower, Dahlia, Delphinium,  Dianthus, Impatiens, Lobelia, Nasturtium […]

Autumn

Seedlings to plant in March: Zone 2 to 5 Ageratum, Calendula, Californian poppy, Delphinium, Foxglove, Gypsophila, Helichrysum, Hollyhock, Impatiens, Larkspur, Pansy, Polyanthus, Poppy, Primula, Snapdragon, Sweetpea and Violets   Tip of the month: The snail and slugs are about to start coming out to feed. Protect your plants with pet friendly pellets or a saucer […]

Summer

January   Zones 2 Divide red hot pokers. Cut back lavenders. Cut off side shoots of Tomato’s. Rejuvenate native shrubs by tip pruning to encourage growth. Cover all fruit trees with nets to protect from birds. Collect poppy seeds until Autumn to sow out.  Seedlings to plant in January Zone 2 to 5 Ageratum, Amaranthus, Aquilegia, […]