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Flower garden job checklist

13 - 19 January 2014

It's time to...

  • Cut back ornamental miscanthus grass before new shoots start developing
  • Trim back ivy and Virginia creeper from around windows and guttering
  • Clear away dead foliage from perennials, chop it up and add to the compost heap
  • Remove weeds from borders, and dig deeply to sieve out roots of perennial weeds, such as bindweed, ground elder and couch grass
  • Improve compacted soil by mixing in extra compost. Take care not to walk on or dig up spring bulbs
  • Take root cuttings from phlox and oriental poppies
  • Pot up containers with spring bedding displays

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