Home Gardening jobs 5 gardening jobs May 11-17

5 gardening jobs May 11-17

Chaenomeles Jet Trail
Chaenomeles Jet Trail won't be swamped by the ornamental rhubarb any more
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Dahlias about to be hardened off

Toughen up tender plants

Harden off tender plants by leaving them outside for increasing periods of time, building up to overnight exposure for a fortnight, then plant in permanent places when the risk of frost has passed.

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Show daffodils

Divide daffodils

Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils after flowering. Deadhead tulips and daffodils. Apply a liquid fertiliser to bulbs after they have flowered, to encourage a good show next year. Allow foliage to die down naturally.

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Adult red lily beetle

Watch out for red lily beetle

Inspect lilies for red lily beetles – they’re extremely destructive and active now.

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Calendula Fiesta Gitana and Heuchera Plum Pudding

Stagger your thinnings of annuals

Thin out direct sowings of hardy annuals and vegetables, in two or three stages at fortnightly intervals.

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