Week 22

Fruit

Wet Clean one of the sheds, find some study time. Dry Weed around the fruit trees, cut grass in fruit section if required, weed the alpine section, monitor hosta's for slug damage, cover developing fruit with fleece, watch out for aphids, tie new fruit canes to supports, pull out any raspberry shoots growing in wrong place, feed the strawberry's.

Grounds

Wet Find some time to study, clean top shed, pot on the heeled in grasses. Dry Weed the beds most in need on the grounds, mow the lawns, water the containers at manor door, trim any shrubs which have finished flowering, dig up and save Mayosotis, continue planting summer bedding, provide support to delphiniums, feed the lawns with 10-10-20.

Nursery

Wet Sow a range of seed if necessary, water plants in tunnel 1/2 and the greenhouse, pot on any cuttings that are ready, prick out any seedlings that are ready for transplanting. Dry Take some softwood cuttings, pinch out any flowers growing on plants in the tunnel or under plastic, pick up any fallen debris under plastic on warm bench.

Protected Crops

Wet Give tomatoes peppers courgettes and chillies a feed, pinch out tomato suckers, keep plants in tunnel 1/3 watered. Dry Weed the herb garden, check the compost heaps, take some softwood cuttings, do a second sowing of salads and spring onions, keep cloches watered.

Vegetables

Wet Find some time to study, clean one of the sheds. Dry Plant out kale beetroot and beans, peas will need to be tied and trained, prick out cabbage seedlings and pot on.