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Gardening: Potting shed: jobs to do this weekend.

lKeep an eye on weather forecasts and protect tender plants on frosty nights with cloches or a fleece even a few sheets of newspaper can give several degrees of essential frost protection on a cold night.

lPosition scented spring bulbs and any shrubs like hyacinths and lily-of-the-valley in pots near doors, windows and pathways to make the most of their wonderful smell. lMake the most of alpines and plant them in a mix of gritty compost in a trough.

lGet the mower out as there's no putting it off any longer it's time to start cutting the grass. A well cared for lawn with the edges trimmed will really enhance the rest of your garden and add a pleasant view from your home. l Garden centres will have bedding plants for sale now, but only buy them if you have a frost-free greenhouse to put them in.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 3, 2004
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