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10 Tips on New Year Gardening Resolutions…

Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Happy New Year from us all in the Woolly Green potting shed! Last night for #WoolliesAskAlison, Alison came up with some fab suggestions for gardening resolutions for a great 2017!

  • Use up last year’s seed packets before buying new: most will last another year if the foil envelope is resealed
  • Tackle pruning overgrown and tangled shrubs while dormant – use good book/website with pictures for guidance
  • If you’ve moved house, understand your soil, it’s fertility and how to improve it before buying plants
  • Even if you don’t grow flowers for cutting, sow a wigwam of Sweetpeas; unbeatable fragrance in a vase

Full on fragrance…

  • Think about veg crop yield as you plan what you have space to grow in 2017. Most folk don’t need 10m of runner beans…!
  • Get to grips with pruning and prune all your Roses appropriately for best shape and display this year
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Classy Rosa Madame Alfred Carrire

  • Grow fruit even if you don’t have much space: strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, patio fruit trees are all OK in large pots
  • Make compost from veg scraps and garden waste; many councils have offer on bins. Great for improving all soil types
  • Look beyond spring flowering bulbs and plant Lilies/Gladioli for summer and Nerines/Colchicum for autumn
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Nerines… perfect for late colour

  • Be adventurous in your veg and grow crops not easy to buy: seed catalogues often promote new introductions. In fact, here’s a list of different veggies you could try!

What are your gardening resolutions? Let us know how you’re getting on in the comments below!

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