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What you need to avoid pruning this Spring …

Spring can be the busiest time of year for gardeners. Once day length and temperatures increase, our plants surge into growth. In addition to soil preparation, seed sowing and planting, there’s also plenty of pruning to be done.

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Which plants are you waiting to prune?

Box (Buxus) is commonly planted in gardens as a clipped, formal plant or hedge, although there are many types available that are ideal for naturalistic planting. While box has been a traditional stalwart in gardens, it is now proving more difficult to grow well due to disease and pests marring their neat appearance.

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Pruning – go wild

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like cutting back wild side shoots and frost damage on your Choiysa. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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Time to get tough on your plants

Plants raised indoors or in a greenhouse need to be acclimatised to cooler temperatures, lower humidity and increased air movement for about two to three weeks before they are planted outdoors. This ‘toughening up’ process is known as hardening off.

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To prune or not to prune, that is the question

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like pruning your early flowering shrubs. Perhaps it’s as important to know which plants not to prune, too. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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Cuttings need good air circulation

Softwood cuttings can be used to propagate a wide range of perennials and deciduous shrubs, as well as some trees, in spring and early summer. Material is taken from the soft and flexible young shoot tips, which root readily.

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A week of ‘Gardening-To-Do-Cartoons’ in May

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, this is our omnibus sharing the cartoons we drew. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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The squirrels and birds are about to get fruity

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like netting your fruit from the hungry squirrels and birds. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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A hot tip for growing chillis

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like maintaining your chilli peppers. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.

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Start sowing your courgettes and squash under cover

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for May this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like getting a head start on your courgettes and squash – sowing them now, under glass, to protect them before planting out after the last frost. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, tasks and tips.