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Unfortunately we are currently out of live mealworms and mini mealworms due to a national shortage. We are expecting this to last for at least another two weeks but as soon as they are in stock we will have them back online here, so keep checking back on the web for any updates. We do have stock of dried mealworms and live waxworms which your birds will both enjoy.

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bare-rooted trees

Garden Jobs for March

By Heather 10 years ago

Hannah’s been busy with her paper potter and above you can see the leek seedlings coming along nicely.

This month’s gardening tips from Hannah are:

  • March is a good time to lift and divide perennial plants.
  • Plant summer flower bulbs in pots in the greenhouse.
  • Prune last year’s growth on summer flowering clematis.
  • Plant early varieties of seed potatoes.
  • You just have time to plant out bare-rooted trees over the next week or so.
  • Protect blossom on peach and nectarine trees from frost and, if in a greenhouse, hand-pollinate with a soft brush.
  • Mulch the base of trees with a layer of garden compost, but avoid the trunks as it could cause the bark to rot.
  • Tidy ponds by clearing up any plant debris on the margins, remove leaves from the water and plant marginals.
  • Sow celery seeds in pots this month and next in the greenhouse.

Garden jobs for February

By Heather 11 years ago

Hannah’s still busy digging in the Wiggly Wigglers garden and was caught on camera by Farmer Phil this week. She’s battled against gales and harsh frosts, but has made good progress.
Here are Hannah’s suggestions for garden jobs for February:

  • Clean the glass (inside and out) on your greenhouse or cold frame.

  • Give your polytunnel a bit of a clean, like Hedgewizard who has come up with an ingenious method that involves a piece of rope, tennis balls and an old sheet.

  • Sow parsnip, broad beans and early carrot seeds under cover in a cold frame or cloche.

  • Plant bare rooted trees and hedging plants.

  • Now is a good time to relocate plants, including splitting and moving them.

  • It’s also a good time to cut some hazel sticks ready to support your bean and pea plants later in the year.

  • You can also enrich your soil and use that lovely compost from your Can-o-Worms wormery or compost heap. Spread a layer over the ground and either let the earthworms do the work or lightly fork into your soil ready for spring planting.