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Flower garden job checklist

17 - 23 November 2014

It's time to...

  • Take root cuttings of oriental poppies
  • Check stakes and ties are secure on trees and climbers
  • Move containers of shrubs or winter bedding to a sheltered spot when conditions turn very cold
  • Plant new rose bushes
  • Empty pots of spent annuals and compost the remains
  • Transplant shrubs that have outgrown their position
  • Lift and store dahlia tubers once their leaves are blackened by frost
  • Prune rambling roses after flowering
  • Rake autumn leaves from lawns and pick them out of borders for composting
  • Pile bark mulch over the crowns of hardy fuchsias to provide protection from cold

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