Gardening jobs for the week

Man laying the turf for a new lawn. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.
Man laying the turf for a new lawn. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

What to do this week

:: Prune out the frost-damaged stems of shrubs and climbers.

:: Keep recently planted trees, shrubs and climbers well watered during dry weather

:: Lift and divide congested clumps of autumn-flowering bulbs and replant in a well-prepared piece of ground, discarding any bulbs which appear damaged or diseased

:: Thin out hardy annual seedlings sown in open ground last month.

:: Feed plants in containers with a liquid fertiliser.

:: Plant out sweet peas which were sown earlier in the year.

:: Transplant and pot on vegetable seedlings sown earlier this year.

:: Plant maincrop potatoes.

:: Plant new pond plants and oxygenators.

:: Clean up garden furniture in preparation for all those sunny days ahead.

:: Pot on small plants of tender perennials raised from cuttings last year.

:: Take basal cuttings from lupins and delphiniums.

:: Cut off dead hydrangea flowers, shortening thin or old shoots to their lowest bud.