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Patio plants which have been over-wintered in pots or tubs in the greenhouse or conservatory can now be moved into position outdoors. These include Citrus, Datura, Palms and succulents.
Spring Flowering Heathers will be over by now. They should be given a light trim to remove the old flower heads and some of the new growth to make them bush out. Go gently however and do not cut back to bare wood.
If you are growing Japanese Maples in containers make sure they are not allowed to dry out and avoid leaving them in the full glare of the sun. Partial or dappled shade is preferable. Failure to observe these precautions will result in scorching or browning of the edges of the new leaves and die back of twigs or branches later in the Summer.
Try a new and much underrated shrub in your garden – Enkianthus campanulatus
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