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also wish to protect my lovely shrub too)
Watch Monty Don, as he plants and trains a nectarine tree up against a fence, using wires and tensioners. With tips on mixing compost and protecting trees from frost damage.springMore advice on growing fruitGrowing citrus plants.Planting a fig tree
Mow lawns then trim new edges with a half-moon edging toolDig compost into borders to improve water retention Add copper rings to pots to protect plants from slugs and snailsHoe bare areas of soil on dry days to remove weed seedlingsReplenish gravel
)Pick off dead flower heads from spring bulbsProtect emerging shoots of delphiniums and lupins from slugs and snails using a barrier such as copper tape for pots or garlic granules
of fleece handy to protect plants if frost is forecastBuild log piles at the back of borders for wildlife to shelter inRake out dead grass from lawns
, and water clumps with a generous helping of liquid feedPrepare to cover fruit tree blossom with horticultural fleece to protect flowers if frost is forecast Sow seeds of the following crops outside this week: beetroot, lettuce, salad leaves, watercress
Collect fruits and berries from cotoneaster and pyracantha, and sow their seedsCheck stored bulbs and tubers for signs of rot Bring potted strawberries into the greenhouse or put in a cold frame to protect from coldWash glazing inside and out to let
delphiniums ? Thanks, chris They are too small to plant out now-it would be advisable to leave it till next spring-they are hardy but protect the pots from freezing temperatures Slugs were out and about in numbers this morning.
On my potted plants that were supported by bamboo stick, I noticed the bamboo tip were covered with a plastic cover. What is the purpose of them? Asthetic, safety issues or to protect them from rotting? I recently purchased a trellis made of willow
garden. We also have frequent visiting bullfinches, but imagine they would not have wreaked the havoc we were annoyed to find. Any suggestions on how to protect this year's growth?