Four raised beds filled with vegetables and herbs in Summer 2013

June Vegetable Garden

With the 21st June being the longest day this is a month of wonderfully long daylight hours, warmth and sunshine. Ideal conditions for plants to grow strongly. The flower garden will now be at its most colourful but it’s the June vegetable garden on which we will concentrate here.

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June Newsletter

Summer is suddenly upon us! Long days and steadily rising temperatures make June a wonderful month to be out and about in the garden.

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British Asparagus Month

A recent “what’s your favourite month” poll amongst a few friends confirmed May as the clear winner. Flowers blooming, birds singing, bees buzzing, etc were all given as reasons. But the main reason? Why, British asparagus of course!
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May Newsletter

“Ne’er cast a clout, ‘til May is out”, whether you believe this refers to a winter coat or to May blossom this little saying gives excellent advice.

Don’t put away your warm clothing and don’t put your plants out until the last danger of frost has gone. This does of course depend on whereabouts in the country you live but even down here, in Devon, May can deliver some pretty cold nights.

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Bumblebees – Friends of Every Gardener

One good turn deserves another and bumblebees are very aware of this proverb. Encourage bumblebees to your garden and they will help to pollinate your plants, resulting in better crops.

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