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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

JULY

It's July - so time to plant some late cropping seed potatoes, sometimes known as Christmas potatoes - to impress your own family and friends over the Christmas period with freshly-dug salad potatoes!  

JULY: POTATOES

I can't believe it's already time to be thinking about potatoes for Christmas! You can do this in a number of ways, perhaps the most popular is to pop them in a container o

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JULY: CABBAGES AND KINGS

It’s also time to get your winter cabbages in the ground.   I have to confess that these days I have stopped growing most of the varieties I used to in favour of

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JULY: BLACKFLY

If you go into the broad bean patch right now, I bet my mortgage you'll find loads of black fly. Far too many to deal with by squashing them, and the temptation to use a horr

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JULY: IN THE FLOWER GARDEN

I only have one thing to say, though it is so important I shall say it three times: dead-head, dead-head, dead-head! From now until the end of the year, make the garden dis

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