There’s been a lot in the news recently about how the wet weather – and let’s face it, there’s been a lot – has caused poor harvests, smaller and less flavoursome fruit and veg and how the lack of nutrients left in our soil could have a great effect on the growing season to come.

We want you to take action now, and our team of gardening experts at Castle Gardens, Brimsmore Gardens and Poundbury Gardens are here to help. Beds and borders can be improved with good mulch which will put back rich organic matter into the soil, but it is important not to work the soil too much while it’s still wet, as this can do more harm than good.

A good soil improver can be really useful on beds and plots and it’s not too early to start planning how to feed the garden after such as prolonged period of wet weather. Once the weather warms and plants start growing, the addition of balanced fertilisers will be beneficial. Traditional slower release fertilisers such as bone meal, but also fish, blood and bone and chicken manure will all be useful.

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