WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK ...
? Continue to put out cloches for early vegetables at least two
weeks in advance of sowing or planting ? Net black-currants against
birds which eat the buds ? Feed spring cabbage with a highnitrogen
fertiliser ? Feed fruit trees and bushes ? Take basal cuttings of
perennials in the greenhouse ? Take cuttings of chrysanthemums, dahlias,
fuschias, geraniums and most tender perennials and grow them on in the
greenhouse ? Hard prune shrubs grown for their winter bark colour ? Rake the lawn to remove old thatch and lift and transplant snowdrops and
aconites ? Thin radish seedlings and sow round seeded pea varieties such
as Feltham First or Meteor under cloches ? Finish planting bare-root
trees and shrubs, new fruit trees and bushes.