Thursday, 30 January 2014

Timely Garden Tips: Week Five

Oh dear; my poor plot is still under water and it has been raining all day today again, so I expect that the water level will go up once again. Not a lot that I can do about it expect wait.
  • You will find that old fruit trees can be overcrowded with unfruitful wood. When dealing with such trees cut away branches that are crowding the centers of the tree and take away all dead or decaying wood. Doing so will bring light and air into the tree which will then go on to bear more fruit for a few more years.
  • I love the Tiger Lily’ a very handsome flower indeed. The main thing, I find, is that this lovely flower can thrive in the most ordinary of soils. Now is the time to go out and buy these plant bulbs. In light soils plant to a depth of four inches, however if you have heavy land you will find that three inches is deep enough to plant your bulb.
  • A few seeds that could be sown this week are: Lobelia (in a heated propagator)/Sweet peas {under glass}/Dahlia tubers into pots. 
  • This is a great book about companion planting

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