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GARDEN CALENDAR

JANUARY, FEBRUARY
If only the weather allows, you should prune the vines, clematis and kiwi. They need to be cut before the vegetation, because if pruned later they cry, which makes them weaker. The best time to do it is January - February.

Every 3-4 years we recommend that you carry out the so called rejuvenation pruning of the vines. You cut part of the old shoots, that will be replaced by new young stems. In the following year you can similarly cut out the remaining old stems. We especially recommend it for cultivation of Clematis and Loniceras, which older leaves at the bottom are often damaged after several years.

MARCH
When the weather gets a little warmer, and the snow has melted you should remove the winter protection and finish cutting vines. You should remove bark, which cover the base of vines and remove the protective spruce twigs. It is best to do it when the weather is cloudy, so that the sun doesn’t damage the shadowed parts of plants. During this month, you must also take care of cleaning all the vines and their surroundings from last years leaves and shoots. Removing old and sick leaves and shoots prevents the spread of diseases. You may also want to carry out the cutting that removes excess shoots. Cutting the shoots that over-thicken the plant, limiting the access of light and ventilation definitely improves its health and appearance.

Every 3-4 years we recommend that you carry out the so called rejuvenation pruning of the vines. You cut part of the old shoots, that will be replaced by new young stems. In the following year you can similarly cut out the remaining old stems. We especially recommend it for cultivation of Clematis and Loniceras, which older leaves at the bottom are often damaged after several years.

In March, we correct the summer cutting of wisteria. Completely cut out very thin and unnecessary stems, and leave about 2-3 buds on lateral shoots.
If, despite cuts in previous years, wisteria has not started flowering and is still growing very vigorously, you can limit its growth by undercutting the roots. To do so, undercut the roots by vertically digging in the spade deep into the ground within a radius of 40-50 cm around the plant.

Starting from mid-March you can already plant new vines in the garden. If you buy seedlings in containers, they can be planted into the ground from March till November.

APRIL
You should finish the pruning and remove the winter protection. When the plants start to grow in the second half of April, you water and fertilize them.

It's the perfect time for planting new vines in the garden and complementing the winter losses.  If you buy seedlings in containers, they can be planted into the ground from March till November.

MAY
This is the month of intensive growth of vines. Remember to water and fertilize them. Clematis and other vigorous climbers particularly require intensive watering. If aphids occur in the garden, you need to spray the plants immediately. Remember that a simple, effective and healthiest method of fighting plant infections and pests is to quickly tear off infected leaves or stems. It's also advised to burn the cut part. In May ripen Blue-berried honeysuckles, its berries fall to the ground very quickly when ripe.

It's the perfect time for planting new vines in the garden and complementing the winter losses.  If you buy seedlings in containers, they can be planted into the ground from March till November.

JUNE
In smaller gardens, you should control and, if necessary, reduce the growth of vines by pruning. If aphids and other garden pest occur in the garden, you need to spray the plants immediately. Remember that a simple, effective and healthiest method of fighting plant infections and pests is to quickly tear off infected leaves or stems. It's also advised to burn the cut parts.

You can still plant new vines in the place of winter losses. If you buy seedlings in containers, they can be planted into the ground from March till November.

JULY, AUGUST
You should check the health of the vines and spray if necessary.

In a purely amateur wine-growing, you cantear off the leaves around knotted grapes, which will significantly improve the irinsolation and thus their health, accelerate the ripening process, improve the taste and sweetness of berries. You should also ogłowić all the vine shoots. The side shoots grow from the edges of leaves. They should be trimmed above the 2nd-3rd leaf. Thanks to these simple treatments you increase the volume of grapes.

It is advisable to carry out about 2-3 regular spraying against Plasmopara viticola and . Remember that a simple, effective and healthiest method of fighting plant infections and pests is to quickly tear off infected leaves or stems. It's also advised to burn the cut parts.

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER
This is the fruiting period for vines and kiwi. These fruit are an irreplaceable source of vitamins and minerals for the whole family.

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER
You need to prepare vines for the upcoming winter. If your plants grow in soil, cover their base with  bark mounds 30-40 cm high, to protect the buds and roots from freezing. You can cover the more sensitive ones with spruce twigs. Applying these simple methods you will help all vines to survive the winter, as some plants from our offer aren't natural for Polish climate zone.

You should act differently with plants grown in containers on a balcony or terrace. The best way to overwinter them is to keep them in cool cellars(0-5 ° C). You can also put them in the garden in the ground, so that the base of the plant is 5-10 cm below the surface. If you leave the containers on a balcony or terrace, put it on thick Styrofoamplate. Insulate sides oft he container with cardboard and cover it with small Styrofoam on top. Insulation from each side of the container should be minimum 10 cm thick and protected against rain on top. Cover the base of the plant with bark mounds 30-40 cm high. Leaving clematis for winter on the balcony without protection can cause freezing the roots.