WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
HIT by snow and frost this week? Avoid walking on snowy lawns as this will cause damage. Brush excess snow off branches, hedges and greenhouses. Frost may have blackened some plants – you can remove the damage in spring. Newly planted shrubs can lift up during hard frosts so firm gently back in.
PINCH out the tops of autumn planted wallflowers to create stronger flowering plants.
PEACHES and apricots grown against a fence or wall can be given some protection against peach leaf curl by erecting a rain shelter made of plastic. It should cover the top of the tree but allow access for pollinating through the open side ends. Keep in place until mid-May.