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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Plant aga­pan­thus bulbs in groups in large pots, or di­rectly out­side in warm, shel­tered bor­ders. ●● Move back con­tain­ers of shrubs and per­ma­nent plant­ings from their shel­tered win­ter homes to their usual po­si­tions. ●● Sow a short row of let­tuce ev­ery other week to en­sure a regular sup­ply of leaves through­out sum­mer. ●● Sow peas and mangetout out­side. ●● Con­tinue pot­ting up rooted cut­tings of chrysan­the­mums and plant out well-rooted plants once they have been hard­ened off in a cold frame. ●● Sup­port grow­ing bor­der plants to stop them from col­laps­ing in the wind. ●● Divide con­gested clumps of pam­pas grass. ●● Con­tinue to wa­ter newly-planted trees un­til they are well es­tab­lished. ●● Cover stems of newly-emerg­ing early pota­toes with fleece to pro­tect from frost. ●● Pre­pare trenches for plant­ing out young cel­ery plants raised un­der glass.

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