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Harvest young marrows but leave some to fully ripen for storage and winter useTrim leaves from strawberries that have finished fruitingPlant out rooted strawberry runners into new bedsPick early varieties of apple as they ripen including 'Discovery
and shallotsOrder garlic and onion sets for autumn plantingPut grease bands on fruit trees to catch wingless winter mothsPlant out rooted strawberry runners and pot some up to bring into the greenhouse later in winter for early fruitsVegetables to sow now
Use a fork or hollow-tined aerator to spike your lawn and improve drainage Dig up and pot up tender perennials to bring indoors for winter protectionRaise the cutting height when mowing the lawnApply an autumn lawn foodCover ponds with netting
Wrap grease bands around fruit trees to catch female winter moths climbing up from the soilPlant out garlic or start growing cloves in pots to plant out laterClear away old crops and dig over the groundSow hardy peas under fleece for an early crop
Move worm compost bins under cover for winterEmpty glazed and ceramic pots that aren't frost-proof and move under coverOrder loads of farmyard manure or mushroom compost to use over winterCut down marginal plants surrounding pondsCheck piles
in the shed over winterBuild log piles to provide winter hibernation sites for insects and small animalsCheck tree ties and loosen any that are too tightWrap insulation around outdoor taps and water pipesOrder bare-rooted hedging for winter planting
A plant that will tolerate cooler temperatures. Half-hardy plants may be grown outdoors in summer, but won't survive frosts. Half-hardy shrubs and herbaceous plants may survive an average winter in sheltered or warm environments.
, winter hardiness. In particular, what should be sold as a suitable ingredient for a winter container or bedding display and what should not? Take the cyclamen. Often for sale at this time of year as a small potted plant, it's generally labelled 'winter
A term that usually refers to non-woody plants that live for more than two years or three seasons. Flowering annually, perennial plants tend to die down during the winter, but have roots that will survive low temperatures.
Take root cuttingsWinter is the ideal time to propagate perennials from root cuttings. Follow our step-by-step guide and you'll have plenty of new plants to beef up your borders in spring.Move worm compost bins under cover for winterEmpty glazed