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Flower garden job checklist

12 - 18 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant up hanging baskets, and leave them in a sheltered spot before hanging fully outside
  • Plant out potted alliums in groups to add interest to flower beds
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after flowering, such as forsythia, ribes, chaenomeles, pyracantha and kerria
  • Regularly water newly planted trees, roses, shrubs and hedging
  • Finish planting out gladioli corms in groups or drifts in borders
  • Spread shredded bark mulches around established shrubs and trees to conserve soil moisture and suppress weeds
  • Water clumps of tulips and spring bulbs with liquid feed

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