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insideThin bunches of greenhouse grapesTake cuttings from pelargoniums, fuchsias, marguerites, penstemon, carnations, diascia and many othersDamp down the greenhouse floor each morning on hot days to increase humidityStand pot plants on capillary matting
of tulipsSow hardy annual flowers directly into bedsFlowersSow sweetcorn in deep modular seed traysFeed fruit trees and bushesPlant out onion sets grown in pots under glassFruit & vegBuy plug plants and young bedding plantsThin out heavy fruit sets
in the garden before you leave them out.Feed fast-growing plants with fertiliser Thin out congested pond plantsHand flower beds to prevent weeds establishing Around the gardenPlant out dahlias into well-prepared soil Regularly tie tall stems of delphiniums
on lupinsPush canes into pots of tall-growing liliesFlowersSow herbs in pots to grow on your kitchen windowsillCover strawberries with nettingThin out seedlings from earlier sowings Fruit & vegWater crops in growing bags and pots dailyIntroduce biological
Prune spring-flowering shrubs Don't let your physocarpus or other spring-flowering shrubs become overgrown, woody and thin on flowers. Pruning out the stems that have bloomed this spring will keep your plants at a manageable size and will guarantee
Remove blanket weed from pondsAround the gardenLift, divide and replant congested flag irises after floweringDeadhead border perennialsPick dead flowers off rhododendronsFlowersSow cabbages to pick as spring greensThin heavy crops of apples, pears
thin anyway, but they do get very hard. The flesh should be deep orange. I think it would be best to store them before eating them as normally the underripe ones sweeten with time.
back this time of year to prevent windrock, then prune properly in the spring (thinning out, removing weak and crossing stems etc). As Jean says, they're pretty indestructible.
thinning them out once set, they came OK.I plant mine straight into some old large pots and have not been bothered by carrot fly.Your beds are high enough but if you are worried put some sticks in the ground round them and a very fine net or fleece just
at base of plant, should I divide up the big clump into a few smaller, or is one new shoot not enough to warrant this? I had been thinking of thinning out all dead looking stems but then thats the whole plant..! Leave it alone until later in the year