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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Take cut­tings from dahlia tu­bers which were prompted into ac­tion last month. ●● Trans­plant au­tumn­sown onions to their fi­nal po­si­tions, spac­ing them al­ter­nately at 30cm (12in). ●● Plant lily of the val­ley crowns. ●● In the green­house, take cut­tings of chrysan­the­mums, pelargo­ni­ums, fuch­sias and other pot plants. ●● Thin early grapes grow­ing in heated green­houses. ●● Di­vide es­tab­lished clumps of chives. ●● Plant out pot grown bulbs that have fin­ished flow­er­ing, such as daf­fodils, in the gar­den, re­mov­ing both the bulbs and the fi­bre in which they were grown, in clumps be­tween shrubs or herba­ceous plants. They should flower again in two years’ time. ●● Con­tinue to sow hardy an­nu­als in pots and trays un­der glass. ●● Watch out for slugs and snails and re­move any you see. ●● Con­tinue to pro­tect ten­der climbers in case of overnight spring frosts. ●● Prune back any re­cently planted black­cur­rant bushes by re­mov­ing weak shoots and short­en­ing the re­main­der to the first or se­cond bud over the ground.

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