Whether in containers or planted in beds or whether your conservatory is an extra garden room to your dwelling, now is the time to start feeding or re-potting plants for the coming season’s display – always increase the pot size gradually.
Indoor Azaleas often produced for the pot plant market, if correctly treated can be grown on for future years. They are usually in a peat based compost which dries out easily and needs to be kept moist. The plants themselves hate a hot dry atmosphere so as they finish flowering, deadhead, then pot on in an ericaceous compost and move to a cool greenhouse or plunge outside in a semi-shaded position. Keep them watered and feed throughout the summer and they will grow and perform next year.
Bougainvilleas which are usually rested for the winter and kept semi-dormant, can now be started off with increased watering and regular feeding. Prune and remove some of the growth that flowered last year and prune lateral shoots back to 4”-6” from the main stem.
Jasminum polyanthum should now be in full flower and its perfume filling the air. Do not let the plant dry out and keep it fed regularly.
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