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Flower garden job checklist

30 - 5 January 2014

It's time to...

  • Squash mistletoe berries into apple tree branches to encourage plants to develop
  • Cut down old stems of sedums, taking care not to damage new shoots
  • Clear borders and rake up leaves before bulbs start poking through
  • Dig over gaps in the borders, taking time to pick out roots of perennial weeds
  • Spread a layer compost around shrubs and along the base of hedges
  • Plant new roses and shrubs
  • Thin out the top growth on standard roses to prevent damage from the weather and wind rock
  • Be ready to knock snow from shrubs bending under the weight
  • Pick faded flowers off pansies to prevent them setting seed
  • Collect and sow seed from garden shrubs and trees with berries

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