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Flower garden job checklist

28 - 4 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant gladioli in groups to depth of 10-15cm, planting onto gravel if you have heavy soil
  • Complete outside sowings of hardy annual flowers
  • Lightly clip box edging and topiary to neaten them up
  • Spray new leaves on disease-prone roses with fungicide to prevent infection by mildew, rust or blackspot
  • Prune early-flowering clematis, such as Clematis montana, immediately after flowering to control their size

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