Gardening: What to do in the garden this week

PUBLISHED: 10:06 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:08 25 March 2015

Lift and divide congested clumps of snowdrops and replant them at a wider spacing

Lift and divide congested clumps of snowdrops and replant them at a wider spacing

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Here’s our list of what do to in the garden this week.

1. As camellias finish flowering, propagate them by taking leaf bud cuttings

2. Lift and divide congested clumps of snowdrops while still in leaf, tease them apart and replant them at a wider spacing.

3. Finish planting out shallots in well-drained soil in a sunny site.

4. Protect new shoots and developing foliage of tender shrubs by keeping horticultural fleece handy to cover them with when frost threatens.

5. Plant new crowns of seakale.

6. Keep potted peach and nectarine trees in a cold greenhouse until early summer to protect flowers from frost.

7. Lift and divide marginal plants, replanting in smaller groups.

8. In the greenhouse, don’t overwater seedlings and remove propagator lids to improve ventilation when seeds have germinated.

9. Improve surface drainage of the lawn by hollow spiking it.

10. Start slug patrols after rain or in the evening and pick off any you find on your plants, disposing of them.

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