Bangor Mail

JOBS TO DO THIS WEEK

- ■ Words by Rachael Bletchly

Roses are starting to put out fresh foliage – this is a key time to spray against mildew and black spot and apply a slow-release organic fertiliser at the base for a healthy plant. Tie in climbing roses using figure of eight ties.

Mulch around box hedging with a well-rotted manure – they have surface roots which will absorb available nutrients. Also mulch around spring bulbs that have flowered to stop them drying out.

Start sowing indoors runner beans and pumpkins, which will be ready for planting outdoors after the last frost in May.

Earth up early potatoes as soon soon as green shoots appear. Covering the stems encourages new tubers to develop from the stems and you are also ensuring tubers are not exposed to light, which would turn them green.

Keep bird baths and feeders topped up with water and seed to encourage birds to your garden.

Start sowing indoors runner beans and pumpkins, which will be ready for planting outdoors after the last frost in May.

Yet he accompanie­d the Queen to the celebratio­ns at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May 2018.

The following January the Duke’s Range Rover collided with a Kia near Sandringha­m which led to him surrenderi­ng his driving licence.

In late 2019, he was admitted to hospital over a “pre-existing condition” but was later discharged after recovering.

There was joy for Philip with the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatte­n Windsor – the 98-year-old’s eighth great-grandchild. He and the Queen met the tot at Windsor Castle when he was two days old.

But when Harry and Meghan announced plans to quit the royals, the Prince reportedly barked: “What the hell are they playing at?”

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Earth up potatoes
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United front: On the Buckingham Palace balcony, far right, with a host of royals in 2015 for Trooping the Colour
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Clockwise from left: A portrait with the Queen for the Golden Jubilee; on Coronation Day in 1953 and with the Queen and their four children in 1970

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