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This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

This rose is lucky to be indoors

Spring has sprung?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Shrubs are coming into life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulmonaria flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit to bird feeding area by a male sparrowhawk.

Snow, rain and sparrowhawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Peach and nectarine starting to flower - more pollinating

Giving it my best shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

Crocuses making most of brief periods of sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Lots of mini daffodils flowering

To brighten our day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Autumn v spring planting - review of last year's onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

Day out at East Lancashire heritage railway and Burrs Country Park

A day out and a bit of pruning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

Pruned gooseberries and jostaberries

Tidied some strawberries

Cut down conifer

Harvested some vegetables

Fruity business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Planted shallot and onion sets in modules

Sowed salad leaves and pea shoots

Moved raised bed

Set ocas to chit

Cut back late flowering clematis

Planted primroses

Heavy lifting day

The garden's turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

Replanted the heather being pushed out of the pot by bulb shoots

Doing it as the experts suggest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

Camellia beginning to flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

Moved cold frames into final positions

Sowed some radish, lettuce and spring onions in raised bed

Cut back buddleia and the climbing roses that needed it Tidied up more perennials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

Narcissi Bulbocodium beginning to flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

Trimmed climbing roses

Cut back ferns

Cleared nesting boxes

Greased bottom of peach. apricot and nectarine trunks to deter slugs

Sticky fingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25

 

 

Finished tidying strawberries

trimmed grass paths

Weeded a fruit bed

Prepared some beds for planting

Update from the strawberry patch

Teasing us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

Immature fruits have set in the apricot

Stage one - success?

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

Camellia has lots of flowers

Portrait of a camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are lots of flowers on the daphne and pieris.

The aucuba now has lots of red berries

Stained cold frames

A touch of stain

 

 

 

 

31

 

March seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in March

 

March harvesting schedule

Details of our March harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

Brassicas arrived from Marshalls

Brilliant then naff

Against all odds - review of last year's brassicas

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

Harvested salad leaves sown late autumn and second lot sown last week are beginning to germinate'

Poulton's Pride rhubarb bought last year is shooting

Up and running

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

Primroses have produced lots of seedlings.

Nature does it best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

 

Onions have begun to shoot.

Poulton's Pride rhubarb us shooting too

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

Magnolia flowers are opening

 

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