Paul's Top Tips

Welcome to Paul's Top Tips, where our award winning Volunteer Gardener Paul Mitchell will be sharing his expertise every week to get your garden ready for summer!

Week One

Week One

Hello all! My top tip this week if you can get out in the garden safely or in your potting shed it’s time to sow carrots, cabbage and cauliflower. As you can see I have got runner beans in the top of my little greenhouse, second shelf rose begonias dahlias and there’s one which I have found two weeks ago that have just come up, sunflower seeds! Have a nice week and I’ll be back with a top tip next week!

Make sure you check out the gallery to see what I’ve been doing!

Week 2

Week 2

Hello it’s that time of the week again! If you are growing a pear, apple or plum tree it’s time to cut it back to make sure it doesn’t grow in the summer. If you cut it in winter it will produce new growth in the summer, if you cut it now two three birds on the upright shoots to make it a smaller tree. I suppose the growing sunflowers it is time to pick them out now and for those who are growing annuals whether you brought in from a garden centre or under window sill it is time to harden off which means taken out in the daytime. I’m taking them back in at night to get them acclimatized and it is now time to sow sweet corn and sweet potatoes. Make sure you check out the gallery to see what I’ve been up to! 

Week 3

Week 3

This week I have put some photographs of my clematis, looking lovely. It’s also time to do your bonsais as you can see before and after photographs after having that spring flourish. Make sure you check out the gallery to see what I’ve been up to! 

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