There is not a lot you can do this weather apart from feed the birds and enjoy watching children in the snow.

You could prune the fruit trees and roses if you want to brave the cold.

Planning the vegetable garden is a great idea. It is nearly time to plant your early tomatoes, cucumbers in a warm greenhouse or kitchen window. You could plant your early potatoes in a pot in a warm greenhouse and benefit from very early earlies, have your own “Jersey Royals”.

Having a crop rotation in your veg patch is an advantage, this will prevent a build-up of pest and disease in one area of the garden severely reducing yield and successful cropping. You really need a minimum of a 3 year rotation depending on what you are growing. Any questions give us a call we are here to help.

Look forward to seeing you


PS Jacqui has made some fantastic homemade soup in the Cafe

Ashley Warren

Ashley Warren has lived and loved horticulture and agriculture all his life; he had his first greenhouse at the age of 10 and his first cow when he was 16. He started landscaping in 1984 mainly in Milton Keynes and then all over the country. He moved to Daventry Road Farmhouse in 1987 and has developed Bell Plantation Garden Centre in Towcester, Northants over the last 30 years.

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