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Around the garden job checklist

9 - 15 November 2015

It's time to...

  • Move worm compost bins under cover for winter
  • Empty glazed and ceramic pots that aren't frost-proof and move under cover
  • Order loads of farmyard manure or mushroom compost to use over winter
  • Cut down marginal plants surrounding ponds
  • Check piles of rubbish before starting bonfires to ensure a hedgehog hasn't set up residence
  • Mow lawns on dry days with the blades on a high setting
  • Wrap outside taps with insulation material to prevent them freezing
  • Spread compost from old growing bags on to outdoor beds to fork in over winter
  • Send off for mail-order seed catalogues and start preparing your planting wishlist

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