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Around the garden job checklist

22 - 28 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Collect leaves as they fall and store in a wire bin or plastic bag to make leaf-mould
  • Leave out sunflower seed heads for the birds to feed on
  • Collect sprinklers, drip-feed systems and other watering kit to store in the shed over winter
  • Sprinkle grass seed mixed with compost on to lawns to thicken growth
  • Prune suckers away from around the base of ornamental trees
  • Protect large ceramic or glazed pots from frost damage by wrapping them in bubble polythene
  • Order bare-rooted roses for planting in autumn
  • Wrap insulation foam around outdoor taps and pipes
  • Cut back plants overhanging pavements or boundaries

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