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Around the garden checklist

1 - 7 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Clean and sharpen pruning tools
  • Repair and treat fencing and timber structures while climbing plants are dormant
  • Bring all watering equipment indoors, including hoses and sprinklers
  • Wrap insulation around outside taps and cut off the water supply
  • Empty glazed pots that aren't frost-proof, and move under cover
  • Send off for mail-order seed catalogues and start planning seed orders
  • Scoop fallen leaves and rotting plant debris from ponds
  • Order summer-flowering bulbs such as lilies and gladioli
  • Get hold of some manure or mushroom compost to improve your soil
  • Check garden birds have water to drink, especially on frosty days when it might be frozen

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