1. Photo Competition
    MAY'S PHOTO COMPETITION IS OPEN!

    The theme this month is "Made it through the winter" so get your best falsetto voices ready and show us what has been Stayin' Alive

    Please Click Here!

What to do in your garden right now..!

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Steve R, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Steve R

    Steve R Soil Furtler

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,892
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Carer
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +3,693
    Here is a useful page for you from BBC Gardeners world. http://www.gardenersworld.com/what-to-do-now/

    When the page opens you will have a calendar which you can look through then for every week through the year it gives you hints of what you should be doing for either of the following main areas.."Flowers", "Fruit & Veg", "Greenhouse" and "Around the garden" each area can then be clicked through to get more detailed info.

    Experienced gardeners may not need this, but for gardeners of lesser knowledge like myself...its a useful planning aid and memory jog.

    Steve...:)

    Maybe this is useful enough and could be pinned here?
     
    • Like Like x 17
    • loopy lou

      loopy lou Gardener

      Joined:
      Jan 1, 2010
      Messages:
      594
      Ratings:
      +34
      thanks for the link steve - i need everything written down so i keep on course!

      i am a concious incompetant

      Loopy
       
      • Funny Funny x 1
      • PeterS

        PeterS Total Gardener

        Joined:
        Mar 18, 2005
        Messages:
        6,662
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        Retired
        Location:
        N Yorks
        Ratings:
        +4,012
        That's a good page Steve - thanks.
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • ryanuk

          ryanuk Apprentice Gardener

          Joined:
          May 7, 2010
          Messages:
          23
          Gender:
          Male
          Location:
          Newcastle upon Tyne
          Ratings:
          +4
          Thank you, Steve. As a newbie to gardening this is a great to me! There are so many jobs I need to do now and should have done before! Oops. Bookmarked and to be visited regularly. :)
           
          • Friendly Friendly x 1
          • Darkies Gem

            Darkies Gem Apprentice Gardener

            Joined:
            Jun 21, 2010
            Messages:
            12
            Ratings:
            +0
            Thanks for this, it looks really useful! :)
             
          • jovi

            jovi Gardener

            Joined:
            Aug 15, 2009
            Messages:
            77
            Ratings:
            +2
            I've bookmarked it too, thanks Steve.
             
          • Doghouse Riley

            Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

            Joined:
            Sep 1, 2009
            Messages:
            3,677
            Gender:
            Male
            Occupation:
            "Pleasantly unemployed."
            Location:
            The Tropic of Trafford, England.
            Ratings:
            +4,411
            One of the best "calandar aids" is to take photographs through the seasons of the conrtents of your garden. I find this very helpful when moving stuff around in the dormant period. I find it difficult to remember the individual colours of things like azeleas.
             
          • flowerfan

            flowerfan Apprentice Gardener

            Joined:
            Mar 27, 2011
            Messages:
            16
            Location:
            Ayrshire, Scotland
            Ratings:
            +1
            I often thought about keeping a garden diary. Year upon year I catch myself wondering if my forsytha is late or it flowers at this time of year most of the time.

            Does anyone keep a note of the jobs they do in the garden?

            I started an unofficial A4 sheet that I keep in my RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, but I wonder if it's worth going up a gear and do it properly?
             
          • Kristen

            Kristen Under gardener

            Joined:
            Jul 22, 2006
            Messages:
            17,534
            Gender:
            Male
            Location:
            Suffolk, UK
            Ratings:
            +12,662
            I photograph everything in flower etc. in the garden every fortnight. I can look back to see when the Forsythia flowered last year. Doubt I would keep a diary of such things otherwise ...

            I do keep a proper list of the vegetables - Sown, Germinated, Pricked out, Planted, First & Last harvest dates, and how many I grew, so that I can plan successional planting in future years.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • Scrungee

              Scrungee Well known for it

              Joined:
              Dec 5, 2010
              Messages:
              16,524
              Location:
              Central England on heavy clay soil
              Ratings:
              +28,990
              I (try and always) do the same with everything from when seedlings germinate, planting out, flowering, cropping, whatever, etc., including blossom/fruits in the hedgrows and find it invaluable for comparison from year to year.

              Always having a camera (Canon IXUS 100 IS) in my pocket helps and it's far quicker to point and shoot than take detailed notes.
               
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • flowerfan

                flowerfan Apprentice Gardener

                Joined:
                Mar 27, 2011
                Messages:
                16
                Location:
                Ayrshire, Scotland
                Ratings:
                +1
                I've always been a bit of a graphomaniac, so I think I'll go for the good old traditional garden diary. I plant and sow things every season and I probably weed out half of the stuff, because I never write down what I planted and where... But taking photos is a very good idea; Kirsten and Scrungee you'll be pleased to hear that I've started taking photos of the garden as well now.

                I never imagined that you can take so much pleasure in gardening. It's funny, really, I grew up in a big city, never ever had a garden. In fact, all my family are city folk, nobody I'm related to ever had a garden. And here I am, an addict now!
                 
              • whitbybunny

                whitbybunny Apprentice Gardener

                Joined:
                Feb 22, 2011
                Messages:
                7
                Location:
                Dorset
                Ratings:
                +0
                Thanks Steve.

                I have both registered there and have added as a favourite. This year is my first attempt at making my own flower / plant garden as opposed to vegetable patch, so I am sure that the link will be useful to me.

                :)
                 
              • goosegog5555

                goosegog5555 Gardener

                Joined:
                May 23, 2008
                Messages:
                259
                Gender:
                Female
                Occupation:
                retired
                Location:
                Guildford
                Ratings:
                +134
                Brilliant Steve thanks
                 
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • Budgie

                  Budgie Apprentice Gardener

                  Joined:
                  May 29, 2012
                  Messages:
                  1
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Ratings:
                  +2
                  This website www.vegdork.com has a vegetable growing calendar for different regions
                   
                  • Like Like x 2
                  • OdinJames

                    OdinJames Apprentice Gardener

                    Joined:
                    Jun 3, 2012
                    Messages:
                    13
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    Location:
                    Redbourne Lincs
                    Ratings:
                    +10
                    Handy links, thanks Steve and Budgie.
                     
                  Loading...

                  Share This Page

                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                    Dismiss Notice