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5 key gardening jobs April 28-May 4

Species Tulip tarda
Species Tulip tarda
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My salad box full of easy cut-and-come-again salad

Catch-cropping with salads

In the veg garden, sow quick-growing crops, such as salads, between longer-term residents, such as brassicas, while they’re establishing.

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Apricot Kioto – loves a good mulch

Preserve water around fruit

Mulching fruit crops will help them to retain moisture around the roots so you will use less water.

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Bluebells and Heuchera Marmalade in front of Spiraea japonica Goldflame

Deciduous shrubs cuttings

Take softwood cuttings of deciduous shrubs, including Forsythia, Fuchsia, Hydrangea macrophylla, Philadelphus and Spiraea – choose non-flowering stems.

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Daffodil Thalia

Dead-head daffodils

Keep nipping off the dead flower heads of late-flowering daffodils and let the foliage die down naturally.

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Tulip kaufmannii

Keep the colour flowing

When old tulips have finished flowering, discard the bulbs, ready to plant up containers with summer bedding.

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