Weeding at an allotment or in garden is a constant battle at this time of year. As temperatures rise and
Hayfever can ruin any garden experience – there’s nothing worse than sitting there sniffling, sneezing and blowing your nose.
The long winter 2013 has spurred on trees and crops to release pollen without notice, making it a bad year for pollen sufferers.
Follow these tips to reduce the symptoms.
1) Take a daily, non-sedating anti-histamine tablet. A range are available from chemists.
2) Use a steroid nasal spray. These work by preventing inflammation in the nasal passages, but they take several days to take effect – so be patient.
3) The pollen count is at its highest early in the morning and in the evening – so at these times try to stay indoors and keep windows closed.
4) Pollen can stick to your clothing and your hair. Give your outdoors clothes a good shake before you come indoors, and wash your hair regularly.
5) Sunglasses can help to protect eyes from pollen as well as harmful U-V rays.
Slugs are one of the creatures that are in abundance in any garden environment. They eat away at leaves, stems,
Cleaning pots and trays is good practice as keeps down mould, blight and other conditions that may have an impact
Doing a maintenance check on your allotment tools is one of those satisfying jobs you can do at this time