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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Wa­ter new­ly­planted bed­ding when the weather is dry, prefer­ably with a sprin­kler so that the wa­ter re­ally pen­e­trates the soil. ●● Keep weed­ing reg­u­larly and check­ing for pests and dis­eases. ●● If you live in a cold re­gion, don’t be tempted to plant your sum­mer bed­ding plants un­til the end of this month or even early June. Be guided by your lo­cal parks – plant out your sum­mer bed­ding when they do. ●● Ap­ply a com­bined weed­killer and fer­tiliser dress­ing to the lawn. ●● Earth up early and main­crop pota­toes. ●● Plant wa­terlilies and other aquat­ics in gar­den pools. ●● Sow broad beans, French beans, parsnips, peas, rocket, spring onions, turnips, leeks and let­tuces if weather per­mits. ●● Clean the bulbs of early tulips and daf­fodils which have had time to die back and store them in shal­low trays in a cool shed ready for re­plant­ing in Oc­to­ber. ●● Take basal cut­tings from plants such as lupins and del­phini­ums and keep cut­tings out of di­rect sun.

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