What to do in the gar­den this week

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

Re­move faded flow­ers from roses. Re­move the side flower­buds from dahlias and chrysan­the­mums, leav­ing the cen­tre one on each stem, if you want big blooms.

Sow spring cab­bages, spinach, en­dives and turnips.

In the green­house, pot up freesia corms for win­ter flow­ers.

Plant sum­mer va­ri­eties of strawberries to crop next year.

Re­move grow­ing tips of tomato plants to en­cour­age quick de­vel­op­ment of the fruit on the top trusses.

Dead­head mar­ginal aquatic plants in your pond.

Con­tinue to pinch out the grow­ing tips of wall­flow­ers if you want bushy plants.

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