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- Watch out for late frosts and protect tender plants with fleece.
- Hedges can start to be clipped, check for nesting birds before you start.
- Mow lawns weekly
- Collect rainwater with a water butt.
- Hoe borders to prevent annual weeds from spreading.
- Liquid feed plants in containers every two to four weeks. Q4 soluble is a good general feed.
- Top dress spring flowering Alpines with grit or gravel to prevent rotting.
- Prune Clematis Montana after flowering.
- Remove any reverted green shoots from variegated evergreens.
- Tie in Rambling & climbing roses as near to horizontal as possible. This will encourage more side shoots, therefore producing more flowers.
- Check roses for signs of black spot and aphids, we recommend Roseclear is used as a preventative.
- Caterpillars, aphids and other flying pests can be a problem this time of year. PY products are excellent at controlling these issues.
- Apply a high nitrogen feed to your lawn to encourage a healthy looking lawn. Scott’s lawn builder lawn food is our recommendation.
- Remove dirt and algae from walls, paving and patios, we recommend Patio Magic.
- In dry spells, treat timber products with Ronseal timber care.
- Apply greenhouse shading to the outside of glass to prevent temperatures soaring on sunny days.
- If growing tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in a greenhouse remember to tie in the leading shoots. Stems are less likely to break or grow in an undesired direction if trained early on.
- Apply a liquid feed to spring bulbs after they have flowered, to encourage good flowering next year, we recommend Q4 soluble.
- Trim back Aubrietia and Alyssum after flowering, this encourages fresh growth and new flowers.
Garden Centre & Shop
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Mon - Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:00pm