Still time to plant those bare roots

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

■ We’re still in the bare-root plant­ing sea­son, so now’s the time to plant roses, trees and shrubs in­ex­pen­sively.

■ Peren­ni­als and or­na­men­tal grasses that you left for win­ter can now be cut back be­fore new growth be­gins.

■ Pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure… ap­ply a win­ter wash to fruit trees to get rid of over­win­ter­ing eggs of pests.

■ It’s a good time to mulch your bor­ders, es­pe­cially if you have fin­ished prun­ing your shrubs.

■ Sow broad beans in pots in­doors for plant­ing out­doors in March and April. A sunny win­dowsill that doesn’t get too hot, or a cold green­house, is ideal for ger­mi­na­tion.

Bare-root plant­ing sea­son con­tin­ues

Plant broad beans in pots now

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