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Jobs for the week.

Nsow seeds of summer bedding, herbs, trees, shrubs and many vegetables. Some can be sown directly into open ground, but others are better off started under glass.

NWater house and conservatory plants as they start to grow, but don't let them sit in water.

NPrune heathers by removing the dead flower heads without cutting back into old, hard wood.

NRemove the flower buds of summer-fruiting strawberries that have just been planted to prevent fruiting.

NPot on young fuchsias grown from cuttings.

NOn gooseberry bushes, cut back to undamaged buds any shoots that have been attacked by birds in the winter.

NFix additional trellis or support wires for growing climbers and wall shrubs.

NThink about hanging basket displays and what colour schemes you want this year. It will soon be time to plant them.

NComplete planting of bare-rooted fruit trees and bushes to give them time to establish before dry summer weather.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2005
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