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Around the garden job checklist

20 - 26 January 2014

It's time to...

  • Keep window bird feeders topped up with seed to attract bluetits and sparrows
  • Wash out flowerpots and seed trays
  • Move patio pots to sheltered sites during cold periods
  • If snow falls, knock it off the branches of evergreen shrubs and conifers to prevent branches breaking under its weight
  • Spread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and roses
  • Clean algae and moss from paths and steps
  • Sprinkle a top dressing of gritty compost over lawns

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