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Around the garden job checklist

30 - 5 January 2014

It's time to...

  • Top up bird baths with fresh water daily and melt ice with warm water on frosty days
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by using the local council tip's shredding service
  • Check the closing dates for any early order discounts from seed catalogues so you don't miss a bargain
  • Finish clearing fallen leaves
  • Turn off the mains water supply to outside taps and wrap with insulation to prevent freezing
  • Water pots of spring bulbs
  • Float waterproof pond heaters in fish ponds to prevent ice covering the surface
  • Give pots and seed trays a thorough scrubbing ready for the start of the sowing season

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