Put your vegetables under the cloche.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK | You can help your soil heat up in the veg patch by using cloches. This can be as simple as a plastic bottle cut in half.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus (eg | The seeds of most outdoor spring-sown crops won't germinate until the soil has warmed up to 7degC so be patient or start them off indoors. Start chitting potatoes.
| Have your pruned your shrub roses? It's time to cut them back and cut out old or diseased stems.
Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
| Lift and divide hostas before they come into leaf.
| Mulch shrub beds with well-rotted manure or compost organic matter to retain moisture and reduce weeds.
Using cloches helps to heat up soil Start chitting potatoes
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|Date:||Mar 24, 2018|
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