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Job of the week

Take verbena cuttings

Now's the perfect time to take cuttings from your borderline-hardy perennials, such as verbena, to replace any that may get cut down by frost in the winter.

Takes just 45 minutes


Step 2
  • Plant daffodil bulbs in pots and borders
  • Check roses for suckers and cut off any you find
  • Trim conifer hedges

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Keep picking summer-sown salads
  • Plant garlic cloves outside or in modular seed trays
  • Cover herbs like basil and parsley with cloches


Step 4
  • Take root cuttings from Japanese anemones and oriental poppies
  • Pot up prepared hyacinths into bowls for indoor displays
  • Pot up rooted cuttings taken in summer and early autumn

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Lay new turf and re-sow bare patches of lawn
  • Pot up colchicums into decorative containers
  • Put up bug boxes to provide places for beneficial insects