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5 key gardening jobs April 28-May 4

Species Tulip tarda
Species Tulip tarda
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.

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.

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.

Daffodil Thalia

Dead-head daffodils

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

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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