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Jobs to do in May

There are several tasks that can be done in the garden during May, depending on your location and climate. Here are a few suggestions: Plant warm-season vegetables: May is typically the time when the last frost has passed in most areas, making it safe to plant warm-season vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. […]

Pollinating plants in May

Here are some examples of flowering plants that are good for pollinators in May in the UK Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea): Foxgloves produce tall spikes of tubular flowers in a range of colours, including pink, purple, and white. They are an important source of nectar for bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. The shape of the flowers is […]

Jobs to do in April

Here are some gardening tasks you can do in April Planting: April is a good time to plant a variety of vegetables and flowers. Vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, and peas can be sown directly into the ground, while tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers can be started indoors. Flowers such as marigolds, zinnias, and sunflowers can […]

Plants for pollinators April

Here are some examples of flowering plants that are good for pollinators in April in the UK and why: Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta): Bluebells produce clusters of blue flowers in the spring and are an important source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. They are also an iconic British wildflower and can provide a beautiful […]

Jobs to do in January

Here are some gardening tasks you can do in January in the UK: Prune deciduous trees and shrubs: This is the perfect time to prune any deciduous trees and shrubs while they are still dormant. Pruning helps to control the size and shape of the plant, improve flowering and fruiting, and remove any dead or […]

Pollinators for January

January can be a difficult month for pollinators as there are fewer flowering plants available, but there are still some great options for providing nectar and pollen. Here are a few plants and shrubs that can be good choices for pollinators in January in the UK: Winter-flowering heather (Erica x darleyensis): This evergreen shrub produces […]

Jobs to do in Febuary

February is still considered winter in the UK, but there are still important tasks that can be done in the garden during this time. Here are some examples of jobs for the garden in February in the UK: Pruning: Late winter is a good time to prune deciduous trees and shrubs while they are still […]

Plants for Pollinators in Febuary

February is still considered winter in the UK, but there are still some plants that can provide food and habitat for pollinators during this time. Here are some examples of flowering plants that may be attractive to pollinators in February in the UK: Snowdrops (Galanthus): These small, delicate bulbs produce white, bell-shaped flowers that can […]

Jobs to do in March

March marks the beginning of spring in the UK, and there are plenty of tasks to do in the garden during this time. Here are some examples of jobs for the garden in March in the UK: Planting: March is a great time to start planting seeds and seedlings in the garden. This can include […]

Plants for pollinators March

March marks the beginning of spring in the UK and it’s a great time to start planting flowering plants that can provide food and habitat for pollinators. Here are some examples of flowering plants that may be attractive to pollinators in March in the UK: Daffodils (Narcissus): Daffodils are a popular spring-blooming flower that produce […]

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