Gardening Tips for Spring
1st April 2010
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It's blowing a gale out there today, but the sun is shining (periodically) and I'm determined to feel like spring is finally here. Right after I rescue the washing from next door's garden that is.

Anyway, we've finally had a chance to go out and do a bit of tidying up after the winter. The ground's sodden and the grass has gone great guns since we last cut it - trouble is, it's still too damp to mow it properly yet (our garden is very waterlogged at any time of the year except the height of summer!).

So I've got some seeds into trays and repotted some shrubs, turned over the soil in the vegetable patch and weeded the beds....
My greenhouse is full of trays of chitting potatoes, the peas are in, new chives sown, tomato seeds planted, and a fresh batch of chilli plants are hopefully beginning to shoot.

There's still a LONG list I want to get done however, so I had a look on the BBC's Gardening website for ideas.

Their Gardening Calendar is invaluable - with tips posted daily and a clever Year Planner and calendar system, you can plan what you should be doing next (and look back at what you should have done already!).

I'm ahead of the game on the basics, but it's a great resource for learning what to plant when, and their Plant Finder is full of advice on what plants will suit your garden specifically.

I'm happy to pay my license fee if they continue to produce quality resources like this, and recommend experienced and novice gardeners alike to use it.


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