CUTTINGS AND MULCHING
I will be taking cuttings from overwintered tender plants. Stocks of faster rooting plants such as nasturtium ‘Darjeeling Double’, heliotrope, pelargoniums and solanum can be bulked-up to augment the overwintered plants. It is time to tidy my beds and borders, then add mulch and compost. My borders may be squelchy now but summer brings cracked and compacted soil. Mind you, moles have been doing a grand job all winter turning over and aerating the soil with their unwelcome tunnels! I’ll be sowing not only veg but also flower seeds in the greenhouse, including sunflowers which need some warmth, and sweetpeas. Later on coriander and dill will be sown straight into the veg beds.