Jobs to do in July

1Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt 2Care for houseplant while on holiday 3Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise...

Jobs to do in June

Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch outside shoots on tomatoes Harvest...

Jobs to do in May

Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at...

Jobs to do in April

Keep weeds under control Protect fruit blossom from late frosts Tie in climbing and rambling roses Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild...

Jobs to do in March

Protect new spring shoots from slugs Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes Plant summer-flowering bulbs Lift and divide overgrown...

Sunny days are a coming.

January is definitely not my favourite month, February is slightly better but not much - it is cold, grey, wet and with the dark nights...

Snowdrop Country

A lovely thing to listen to, so grab a cuppa and put your feet up for 25mins. BBC Radio 4 - Open Country, Snowdrop Country

Jobs to do in February

Prepare vegetable seedbeds, and sow some vegetables undercover. Chit potato tubers Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches...