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Flower garden job checklist

27 - 2 February 2014

It's time to...

  • Cut down willows and dogwoods to their base to promote strong new canes
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings from shrubs, trees and roses
  • Plant bare-root roses, hedging, trees and shrubs
  • Pick off hellebore leaves with black blotches as this is a symptom of leaf spot disease
  • Prune wall climbers away from window frames and gutters
  • Lift and divide congested snowdrops when in leaf, also known as 'in the green'
  • Prepare plant supports ready to pop into position to support tall or floppy perennials, such as delphiniums
  • Prune roses and buddleia during mild weather but complete by the end of February

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