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Flower garden job checklist

22 - 28 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Take cuttings of your favourite roses
  • Tidy borders by cutting down perennials past their best
  • Prune out old stems of rambling roses that carried flowers
  • Plant new conifer hedges and evergreen shrubs
  • Clear away faded bedding plants from borders and containers
  • Plant wallflowers, pansies, forget-me-nots and other spring bedding
  • Lift and divide congested clumps of perennials
  • Lift gladioli and store their corms after the flowers have faded
  • Sow hardy annuals outside for early flowers next summer
  • Buy spring-flowering bulbs and plan where you're going to plant them

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