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. Cut down ornamental grasses such as miscanthus to ground level to make way for new growth. Cut back summer-flowering clematis to just above low buds on their stems. Many large flowered hybrids should also be pruned now, including Jackmanii and Ville de Lyon . Thin out winter aconites while the plants are in active growth, digging up small clumps with roots and moving to a new site. Wrap rabbit guards around the base of trees to protect the bark. Test the soil in your garden to see if the pH needs adjusting . Sow under glass slow maturing bedding plants such as African marigolds, petunias, lobelia and antirrhinums. Put cloches in position to warm the soil for early sowings of vegetables next month. Plant onion sets and force rhubarb and seakale
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2010
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