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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Cut back hedges be­fore birds start to nest in them. ●● Prune large­flow­ered (Group 3) clema­tis. ●● In mild ar­eas, start to prune roses, re­mov­ing dead, dis­eased and dy­ing stems. ●● Trim back win­ter­flow­er­ing jas­mine when it has fin­ished flow­er­ing. ●● Top dress or re-pot pot-grown camel­lias when they pass out of flower. ●● Check sup­ports on wall-trained fruit trees or bushes be­fore the new sea­son’s growth starts in earnest. ●● Test the soil in your gar­den to see if the pH needs ad­just­ing or if it is de­fi­cient in any ma­jor nu­tri­ents. ●● Put cloches in po­si­tion to warm the soil for early sow­ings of veg­eta­bles next month. ●● Sow un­der glass slow-ma­tur­ing bed­ding plants such as African marigolds, petu­nias, lo­belia and an­tir­rhinums. ●● Prune au­tum­n­fruit­ing rasp­berry canes.

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