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5 gardening jobs March 23-29

Flower spike of Aloe humilis
Flower spike of Aloe humilis
Strawberries flowering in the unheated part of the conservatory

How to grow early strawberries

Pollinate strawberry flowers under glass by brushing over them with your hands. Plant out cold-stored strawberry runners.

Garlic and shallot Griselle

Get your alliums in

Plant onions, shallotsgarlic, Jerusalem artichoke tubers and asparagus crowns if the soil is workable.

Apricot Kioto – loves a good mulch and feed

Fleece fruit blossom overnight

Protect fruit blossom from frost, but make sure insects can reach the flowers or else hand pollinate them.

Hosta after a severe attack by snails

Protect vulnerable plants from slugs and snails

Continue to protect new growth on lilies, delphiniums and hostas, etc, from slugs and snails.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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