Around the garden checklist

24 - 30 November 2014

It's time to...

  • Save time by investing in a garden vac to scoop up fallen leaves, for leaf-mould
  • Plant bare-root trees, bare-root shrubs and hedging
  • Regularly wash and disinfect bird baths and feeders
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with frost
  • Empty the contents of well-composted bins and spread over bare soil
  • Wash cold frames and cloches to let in more light
  • Choose a dry day to treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Test soil with a pH kit to measure acidity or alkalinity to help you plan plantings next season
  • Remove pond pumps and filters, wash and store away
  • Take advantage of seed catalogue early order special offers

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