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Flower garden job checklist

7 - 13 April 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant out perennials in groups of three, five or seven for maximum effect
  • Sprinkle fertiliser around clumps of tulips to boost flowering
  • Sow hardy annual flowers directly into beds where you'd like them to bloom
  • Prune Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria)
  • Pick off dead flower heads from spring bulbs
  • Protect emerging shoots of delphiniums and lupins from slugs and snails using a barrier such as copper tape for pots or garlic granules

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