By Euro Weekly News Media • 09 January 2013 • 23:00
CUT BACK: Recent Christmas colour, but much now needs to be sacrificed
AS explained in Chapter 6.9 of ‘Your Garden in Spain – Planning planting and maintenance’ gardens of all sizes and complexities benefit tremendously from a major winter cut back and cleanup which in most gardens is best done during January. The reasons for this are tenfold.
We know that with the recent hot weather some autumn flowering plants continue to flower well and it is tempting to leave them until they are hit by frosts. However if left until February new cuts could be susceptible to heavy frost. Done now the sappy ends should have dried and sealed before the worst frosts arrive. In non frost areas the later you cut back the later the first spring and summer flowerings.
The five main tasks are as follows.
Next week we will comment on the cut back needs of a range of plants and trees.
(c) Clodagh and Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com January 2013.
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