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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Thin di­rect-sown seedlings of an­nu­als and veg­eta­bles. ●● Con­tinue to tie in new shoots of climbers. ●● Take semi-ripe cut­tings of pas­sion flower and ole­an­der. ●● Plant out leeks, self-blanch­ing cel­ery and mar­rows. ●● Plant canna lilies out­side. ●● If you want ex­tra large rose blooms for cut­ting, re­move any buds de­vel­op­ing at the side of the main ter­mi­nal bloom on each shoot. ●● Pick small goose­ber­ries to thin out heavy crops, leav­ing re­main­ing fruits well spaced out. ●● In­tro­duce new fish to your pond and start feed­ing fish more of­ten as the weather warms up. ●● Af­ter prun­ing, give shrubs a gen­er­ous soak with liq­uid feed and cover the soil around them with a mulch. ●● Ap­ply a ni­tro­gen­rich feed to lawns which are look­ing pale and sparse.

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