What to do this week
Plant this If you are looking for an early flowering rose, consider Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ (right), whose double, buttery-yellow blooms appear from now into next month. It’s a very vigorous rambler, ideal for romping into a tree or up a house, but at least the stems are thornless so it’s less painful to keep in check. Needs full sun. Try this If you have plants in containers too large to repot, you can give them a spring boost oost by scraping away the top few ew centimetres of soil and replacing eplacing it with homemade compost, mpost, potting compost or a mix ix of the two. Add the spent compost to beds as a mulch or to the compost heap. Back thi this Idle Women, an artistled community commun interest company, is fundraising fundraisi to create the first dedi dedicated women’s physic garden in the UK, in Nelson, Lanc Lancashire. Find out more at idle idlewomen.org.
Jane J Perrone