What to do this week

The Guardian - Weekend - - Gardens | Alys Fowler -

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

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