We had the best day at Gardening Scotland last year – you can read my blog post here, so have been keeping my eye out for this year’s tickets – which are now, at last, on Sale.
The show is Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June and I’ll have (hopefully) just completed the West Highland Way (in 5 days) that week – fingers crossed I’ll be back on my feet again by the weekend!
There were also some really good Gardening Tips for March on the email – see below
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as aliums, gladiolus and crocosmia to ensure your garden is full of colour come June
- Buy seed potatoes and put them in an open egg box, then sit them in a sunny windowsill to encourage shoots to develop before planting out at the start of April
- Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials and plant them around the garden
- Cut back dogwood shrubs such as Cornus Alba and willow which are grown for colourful winter stems to around 25cm – this will ensure they grow fully again for next winter
- Get a head start on weeding and lift any perennial weeds before they get out of hand
- Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days
- Sow seeds such as sweet peas and broad beans indoors or under glass to get them off to an early start
- Prune apple or pear trees that weren’t done during winter. Leave plum trees until early summer
- Clear space in compost bins for new garden waste
- Continue to feed and water indoor pot plants with a well balanced fertiliser. Any flowering plants should receive a potassium-rich fertiliser to extend the flowering season.