Kids weekend gardening ideas

I’m based just outside Norwich and Saturday has got off to a wet and windy start and the outlook for Sunday is even worse…. I thought I’d sit down for a few minutes with a coffee and work out what jobs need to be done in the garden this weekend and hope to get a few jobs done later when it stops raining.

  1. If you haven’t already tidied up the remains of the daffidils this needs to be done. It’s also a good time to carefully dig up any large clumps of bulbs and split them up and replant around the garden. This is great fun with the children as you can get them to dig holes with you, plant the bulbs and they get excited about seeing them pop up next spring.
  2. Now is the time to plan biennials such as wallflowers.
  3. Once onion and garlic foliage starts to dye back then they are ready to pull up and dry. Best to leave this for a nice sunny day. The children love to get involved in harvesting food from the garden. They can also help tie the onion sand garlic into strings so they can be hung up to dry.
  4.  Now is the time to prune old wood from fruit trees such as cherry and plum.