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Spring cleaning

Winter protection
Shepherdia argentea
  • Prune summer-flowering shrubs and shrubs with decorative foliage before buds open
  • Renew old shrubs before buds open
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs, as necessary, before buds open
  • Plant bare root trees and shrubs
Rosa acicularis
  • Remove winter protection and tie in climbing roses
  • Perform maintenance pruning
  • Plant bare-root roses
Helenium division
  • Firm the soil around ground covers
  • Divide and replant any perennials showing a lack of vigour (late April)
  • Enjoy the bulbs you planted last autumn