Shettleston Community Growing Project

Make sure garden birds have enough food and water

Apply organic fertilizers

Check plant supports are sound before they are concealed by new season’s growth

Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees, and bushes

Repot or top-dress shrubs in containers

Prune winter flowering shrubs, including winter heathers, when the flowers have faded, and summer-flowering shrubs that flower on new wood

Prepare seed beds for vegetables, lime vegetable plots if necessary

Feed and mulch fruit trees

Prick out or pot up seedlings sown last month

Protect gooseberry bushes from birds

Cut back overgrown shrubs and hedges before the nesting season starts

Finish pruning fruit


From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence