In the gar­den this week

Kentish Express Ashford & District - East Kent Property - - OUTDOORS -

Pre­pare the soil for sow­ing seeds by cov­er­ing it with poly­thene sheet­ing to warm it up

Prune au­tumn-fruit­ing rasp­ber­ries

Sprout early seed pota­toes for plant­ing out next month

Keep off the lawn to pre­vent it be­com­ing com­pacted

Or­der plug plants from spe­cial­ist young plant cat­a­logues or web­sites

Make sure year-round con­tain­ers haven’t dried out if they’ve been placed by the house over win­ter and top-dress tubs

Pro­tect straw­berry plants from the wind and cold with hor­ti­cul­tural fleece

Plant stored dahlia tu­bers in compost in a frost-free green­house to give them a head start

Check green­house plants for green­fly and wipe them off with a damp tis­sue

Har­den off polyan­thus be­fore putting them out when the weather is milder

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