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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Get Schools Growing Now Competition - request for support

One of our visitor's schools is one of five short-listed in a 'Get Schools Growing Now' campaign. Their success depends on receiving the most number of votes by midnight on Sunday 11 April 2010.

Please support them by visiting the website here and registering a vote for Stanwell Fields School. You can register a vote every day!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Gardening Calendar Update for April

As promised I am trying to keep one month ahead with the gardening calendar to help with forward planning so April's diary entry is now posted here. As always remember that the suggestions can only give guidance and you should garden according to your local conditions. If you have any suggestions for additions to the calendar then please post them here.
Spring begins in earnest during April although it can still be an unpredictable month so don’t be tempted to plant out tender plants too early. It is a month of spring bulbs and blossom. Daylight hours are increasing and growing conditions improving. Although temperatures should be rising and the sun should be seen more frequently, frosts are still a hazard to tender plants. There is still chance of snow. This may be a month when you have to water outside as even during showery weather soil surface can dry out fairly quickly which will spell death to emerging seedlings.