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Flower garden job checklist

5 - 11 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant out container-grown roses and shrubs
  • Fork compost into flower beds to prepare soil for summer bedding
  • Tie in new growth on climbing plants, such as clematis, wisteria and honeysuckle, to supports
  • Pick off faded flowers from camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, taking care not to damage developing new leaves
  • Sow seeds of fast-growing hardy annuals, such as escholzia or poached-egg plant, to fill gaps

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