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It's Raining. It's Pouring.

by User Not Found | Jul 17, 2012

ITS-RAINING-ITS-POURING

Some useful things to do in the garden when it’s raining. With all this wet weather we have been getting in the past few weeks, it is hard to think of anything that can be done in the garden. I have put together a list of beneficial things that can be done, even when it’s pouring rain.
Rainy Day
  • Clean and organise your shed or garage so when the weather gets better you and your tools will be ready for it. A handy tip for keeping your tools clean and rust free - when you are finished using your tools, wash and dry them thoroughly and spray them with WD40 and store in a dry place i.e. shed or garage.
  • Service your garden power tools. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and keep the doors open to let the air circulate.
  • Why not sort out all your old/new pots? Wash and disinfect any pots you want to keep so they are ready for planting. With the pots you do not want to keep why not see if a friend or family member would use them, if not recycle the pots but make sure your bin service will take them as some don’t.
  • If your garden furniture is in need of some TLC. Bring it in to a garage if you have one, if not, a gazebo with a least one side would do, dry it off and clean it. Once its dry you can start giving it the treatment it needs.
  • If you have a glasshouse or polytunnel, do some potting up of seeds or cuttings.
  • Weed your glasshouse/polytunnel and get plots ready for the next crop.

Roses in the rain
If none of the above takes your fancy, why not go to your local bookshop pick up a good gardening book, make a cup of tea and start making plans for your garden for next year.

Happy Gardening!

Fergal