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| SUMMER-FLOWERING clematis, pictured left, can be cut back to a healthy pair of buds, followed by a good mulch around the base.
| PERENNIALS and ornamental grasses which you left for winter interest can now be cut back before new growth starts.
| SOW broad beans above, in pots indoors now for planting outdoors in March and April. A sunny windowsill which doesn't get too hot or a cold greenhouse are ideal for germination.
| WE'RE still in the bare root planting season, so now's the time to plant roses, trees and shrubs inexpensively.
| PREVENTION is better than cure apply a winter wash to fruit trees to get rid of any overwintering eggs of pests.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Feb 18, 2016|
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