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Around the garden job checklist

3 - 9 November 2014

It's time to...

  • Add old crops and bedding to the compost heap
  • Spike lawns then brush grit into the holes to improve surface drainage
  • Collect seeds from beans and sweet peas to sow next year
  • Firm soil around newly planted trees and shrubs if they've been loosened by wind
  • Check bulbs and tubers in storage for signs of rot
  • Rake up leaves to compost into leaf-mould
  • Sow a green manure crop of field beans on bare soil
  • Build a log pile for beneficial insects and animals to use for hibernation
  • Send off for new seed and bulb catalogues
  • Check bonfires carefully before lighting to make sure there are no sleeping hedgehogs underneath

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