IN THE GARDEN WITH EDEN
Well, winter has finally come and it’s a good time to dig your garden beds to let the ground breathe; if you have grown peas they can be dug into the ground to add nitrogen to the soil.
During these cold days there are a few big jobs to do in the garden, in particular pruning your trees, fruit trees, and rose bushes.
- Roses can be cut back quite hard, cutting down at a 45 degree angle down to the bud
- Remember to wait till the end of August, as this will avoid frost damage to new buds
- Ensure your secateurs are sharp and clean
- Protect yourself from thorns
- Prune by removing half the growth from the top and sides of your bush
- As a guide, if a branch is less than a pencil width, dead or woody remove it
- Remove branches that cross over so that the centre of the bush can breathe
Also it’s a great time to do those repairs to your garden fence, foot path, brick work or woodwork that you have been putting off.