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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 cutting above the rest

The worms have pledged to support the ‘Put Pollinators First’ campaign to raise awareness of the decline of insects and bees.