Tips for a picture perfect garden during winter months
PUBLISHED 13 JUN 2016
It is a fantastic feeling to be in your garden during the winter months and some much needed groundwork will benefit your garden immensely for when the summer and spring arrive. What to do to have some colour in your garden during winter and spring:

Plant and sow:

 -  This is the perfect time to plant pansy and viola seedlings now in compost rich soil beds as it will add lots of colour in your garden during the winter months


 -You can sow these seeds for extra colour in summer: Shirley poppies, vygies, calendulas, linaria and alyssum.

 - The following vegetable seedlings can be planted now during winter: Swiss Chard, Turnips, Leeks, cabbage, Peas, carrots and broccoli


Feed:

 -Your flowering plants will need a 3:1:5 to give it extra boost with flowering
 -  Water camellias and azaleas and deutzia regularly to prevent bud drop.
 -  Feed spring and summer flowering bulbs with bulb food once every two weeks.


Prune:
 -  It’s now a great time to prune your roses. You need to aim to get your pruning done between the last two weeks of July and the first week of August.


Until next time!