WELL, spring has well and truly arrived with warm days and plenty of flowers.
The cool nights are keeping us on our toes with a few frosts still occurring, so keep an eye out and protect your vegetable seedlings.
Unfortunately, we are not getting much rain, so it is very important to water your plants now.
It is surprisingly dry when you start digging around in the garden.
Deep watering now will better prepare your plants for summer.
Check watering systems and make sure they are all in working order.
I think they will be needed quite a bit this season.
Mulch well to help keep the ground moist and help suppress weeds.
Fruit fly will start to become active as the days and nights warm up.
Make sure you have your lures and traps up early and as soon as you have fruit set on your trees cover them with fruit fly netting.
There is a lot of information available and advice to help you manage fruit fly in your garden so come and have a chat.
Don’t give up on growing your own produce.
Encourage bees into the garden by planting lots of flowers.
One of the plants that bees absolutely love is lavender.
I have also noticed in my garden if I let some of my herbs go to flower the bees like these as well.
Bees do an amazing job in our gardens so the least we can do is plant some flowers for them.
Also as the weather gets hot don’t forget bees need water.
Bees don’t swim very well so make sure they can access the water easily.
Day light saving means more time to spend outside in the garden - enjoy!
◆ SPRING BEAUTY: A tulip and violas.