Welcome to "Jobs in the Garden" - my recommendations and tips of jobs to do in the garden each month.

Jobs for January

Bite, frost, bite!
You roll up away from light
The blue wood-louse, the plump dormouse

Jobs for February

Any veg areas should be weeded and roughly dug over with an addition of compost/mulch on the surface. Let the worms pull it down when it warms up.

Jobs for March

A tricky month March, the weather can be so fickle.
"A peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom."
"So many misties in March,

Jobs for April

"April showers bring forth May flowers."
"An April flood carries away the frog and her brood."
An explosion of colour, leaves and life!


"A May flood never did good!"
Mist in May, Heat in June,
Make the Harvest come right soon!"

Jobs for June

Heady scents of June, Roses, Lilacs, Mock Orange,
Star Jasmin, Lilies…..
Scent in your Garden –

Jobs for July

"St Swithin's day if ye do rain,
For forty days it will remain."
Summer – July is often the hottest month of the year.

Jobs for August

"August ripens, September gathers in;
August bears the burden,
September the fruit."

Jobs for September

September is the “Season of mists and fruitfulness” J Keats
A wonderful month with the harvest in full flow, - “September blow soft till the fruits in the loft”


"For every fog in October, a snow in the Winter!"
"When great leaves fall the Winter is at hand"
Evening red and morning grey, 
Are sure signs of a fine day!"

Jobs for November

Words of Wisdom Past.
"If there's ice in November that will bear a duck,
They'll be nothing after but sludge and muck!"

Jobs for December

“The glossy holly lined the path,
The Yew tree lent its shadow dark,
And many an old oak, worn and bare