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The flower garden

Transplant conifers.

Provide supports for annual climbers.

After flowering prune back stems that have carried blooms on forsythia’s.

Trim box hedging.

The kitchen garden

Earth up potatoes by drawing the soil over the emerging shoots.

Plant out new plants once fully hardened off to their final growing place.

Pinch out broad bean tips to discourage black fly.

Protect carrots from carrot fly, look for eggs around the base of the plants.

Remove strawberry runners as all the plants energy will go into producing them, straw will protect the emerging fruit from rotting on wet soil.

Plant out lemon grass sown in the greenhouse in September.

The greenhouse

Plant crops into grow bags.

Sow pots of outdoor crops such as sweetcorn, marrows, courgettes and squashes.

Water more regularly adding liquid feed.

Sow herbs in pots.

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