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Around the garden job checklist

13 - 19 January 2014

It's time to...

  • Tidy up piles of flowerpots and debris that could harbour snails
  • Raise patio containers on feet or bricks, to ensure their compost drains properly
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with heavy frost, as you'll kill the grass
  • Provide birds with fresh water and food
  • Sprinkle an all-purpose fertiliser along the base of hedges
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during extremely cold periods
  • Order bulbs, corms and tubers for summer flowers, including dahlias, canna lilies, gladioli, eucomis and lilies

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