P260 CEEFAX 260 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/00   1/4 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert Colin Hart. $JMELY JMINDERS £ONIFER HEDGES Cut young conifers at the required height. This will slowly thicken their sides, but further trimmings may be needed in the summer. Prune established hedges, now, but try not to disturb nesting birds. BORDERS Delphiniums, heleniums and other weak-stemmed herbaceous plants will soon need supportingn Use several canes per lump with string on the outside, or allow their stems to grow through twiggy branches.  More GreenTips Leisure Fruit+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 Fri 31 Mar 23:53/07 :.   :=/   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert Coli÷ Hart. $JMELY REMINDERS £ONIFER HEDGES Cut young conifers at the required height. dhis will slowly thicken their sides, bur further trimmings may be needed in the summer. Prune established hedges, now, but try not to disrurb nesting birds. BORDERS Delphiniums, heleniums and other weak-stemmed herbaceous plants will soon need supportingn Z cangs per lump with string on the outside, or allow their stems to grow through twiggy branches.  More Green$jps Leisure Fruit+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 Sat 1 Apr 00:10/11   2/4 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert Colin Hart. $JMELY REMINDERS PLUMS Although lany trees are now flowering, dead, diseased and lisplaced wood can still be cut out. Pruning when the sap is rising reduces the risk of silver leaf disease infecting the wounds. AMARYLLIS Increase the bulb size for next xfar by removing the faded flower stalks, and watering and feeding regularly until the leaves turn xfllow. A sunny windowsill position will strengthen the leaves. More GreenTips Leisure Fruit+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/11   3/4 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert Colin Hart. SEASONAL PRIORITY POTATOES In the south, plant the earliest varieties now, and one or two weeks after Easter in northern gardens. They need a sunny position and deeply dug soil that has been enriched with matured manure or compost. Set them 5in deep and 12in apart with 24in between the rows. Handle sprouted tubers carefully to avoid damage. Protect the emerging shoots from frost by mounding soil around them. More GreenTips Leisure Fruit+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 B—— 1 A—r 00:14/06 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv ((((((((((((((((((( (  By gardanjng expert Colin Hart. SEASONAL PRIORITY POTATOES In tde souph, plant the earliesp varieties now, and one or two weeks after$D—ster in northern gardens. —ay need a sunny posation and deeply dug soil that has been enriched with matured manure or composr. Set t—em 5in deep and 12in apart with 24in between t—e rows. Handle sprouted tubers carefully po avoid damage. Protect tha dmerging shoots from frost by mounding soil around t—em. More Green hps Leisure Fruat+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 Sat 1 Apr 00:10/01   4/4 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert Colin Hart. BOOK REVIEW 'jth advice from sowing to showing, Dahlias, The Complete Guide, by Phillip Damp (The Crowood Press, £12.95) deserves its title. dhe cultural information is ggod and includes a useful monthly calendar and description of good garden varieties. Principal suppliers are listed too. $he text is not very concise and the layout is rather dull, but cover-to- cover reading reveals its practical value. More GreenTips Leisure Fruit+Veg TV Index
P260 CEEFAX 260 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/10 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((( ((((((((((((((((((  By gardening expert olin Hart. BOOK REVIE hth advice from sowing to showing, Dahlias, The Complete Guide, by Phillip Damp (The Crowood Press, £12.95) deserves its title. The cultural information is ggod and hncludes a qseful monthly calendar and description of good garden varieties. Princi0al suppliers are listed too. $he text is not very concise and the layoqt is rather dull, but cover-to- covdr reading reveals its practical value. More Green hp3 Leisure Fruit+Ve' TV In—ex