Autumn

March 

Zone 2

You can now divide your lilies, Peonies and irises.

Plant tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and belladonna lilies.

Prune back summer flowering annuals, herbs and geraniums.

Pick pumpkins when stems are dried out.

Cut back hedges.

Cut back raspberry canes.

When finished flowering cut back Buddleja.

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 of beer they will die happy ….  

 

April

Zone 2

Plant strawberrie runners out now.

Sow onions and broad beans.

Plant spring flowering bulbs.

Pick and dry out herbs in a sunny spot.

Seedling to plant in April:

Zone 2 to 5

Ageratum, alyssum, Aquilegia, Calendula, Canterbury bells, Delphinium, Everlastings, Foxglove, Hollyhock, Helichrysum, Marigold,Polyanthus, Snapdragon, Sweet pea and stock.

 

Tip of the month:

All potted plants will benefits from a re- potting!! Add new premium potting mix plus a bigger pot.

 

May

Zone 2

Plant liliums and garlic bulbs.

Take hardwood cuttings.

Deadhead autumn bulbs as they dead back.

Start to cut back all Autumn shrubs as they finish flowering.

 

Seedlings to plant for May

Zone 2 to 5

Californian poppy, Coreopsis, cornflower, Delphinium, Foxglove, Hollyhock, Polyanthus, Poppy, Primula, Snapdragon, Statice, Verbena, Virginia stock and wallflowers.

 

Tip of the month:

Feed all garden beds and trees with dynamic lifter. Water in well, maybe a bit smelly for a couple of days.