Tag: Gardening Essex
Warmer days are finally here, but there’s still a chance of inclement weather so make the most of good days.
Water could be an issue so mulch where possible. If you have a local tree firm, phone them and ask if they have any wood shreddings. It’s not the best mulch but it’s free.
Feed your flowerbeds with appropriate fertiliser. Protect herbaceous perennials from slugs and divide any established ones that are too large.
Top dress permanently planted pots
Start mowing but keep the blades higher for the first few cuts
If you have not pruned your fruit trees, do so before they flower (Not the peach family though)
Prune summer flowering shrubs
Leave frost damage on evergreens for a little longer