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Flower garden job checklist

24 - 30 March 2014

It's time to...

  • Take cuttings from delphiniums using strong young shoots, and root them in free-draining compost
  • Wash off greenfly from shoot tips with soapy water
  • Feed rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris and camellias with ericaceous (acidic) plant food
  • Several shrubs with low-growing stems can be propagated by layering, such as honeysuckle, mock orange (Philadelphus), rhododendron, magnolia and forsythia
  • Dig up and divide clumps of winter aconites
  • Plant new shrubs and hardy perennials
  • Cut away old foliage on Christmas roses to prevent hellebore leaf spot spreading
  • Pick off developing seed heads on daffodils and spring bulbs
  • Sprinkle fertiliser over flower beds and around shrubs and roses

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