Posts from March 2017

As the 1st March arrived the other day, it heralded the start of another Spring – traditionally the beginning of the gardening year. David Patch from RV Roger Ltd nurseries gives some practical tips for March 
It’s a time when thoughts turn to planting seeds, perhaps old favourites which never fail, or new varieties to be tried out. Here at the Nursery the first sunny days of the month have brought an influx of customers looking for flower and vegetable seed, as the days start to lengthen and the soil gradually warms. 
 
Now is also an ideal time to buy potato sets, and to start them ‘chitting’ (producing short stubby shoots) by setting them out on a warm window ledge. 
 
This is especially important for the First Early types, like Arran Pilot, Premiere or Swift, which all grow well in this area, producing classic ‘new’ potatoes. 
While the dreary winter weather is still with us for a while longer – thoughts of the summer are beginning to blossom in North Yorkshire. 
The green-fingered community of the thriving town of Malton are planning for a big date in their social calendar, gearing up for a prestigious event which they hope will earn top marks from Yorkshire in Bloom judges. 
 
Malton is entering its first ever Yorkshire In Bloom competition, to inject colour and vibrancy into areas of Malton through beautiful planting, hanging baskets and tubs. 
 
And offering a helping hand in the huge horticultural task – which will see 120 hanging baskets adorning areas around the town - are Linden Homes East Yorkshire.