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Fruit & veg checklist

22 - 28 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Prune gooseberry bushes
  • Fork over vacant beds, mixing in compost or well-rotted manure
  • Plant fruit trees trained as cordons, fans or espaliers to make use of limited space
  • Tie in raspberry and blackberry canes to support wires
  • Lift and divide congested clumps of rhubarb
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes
  • Prune apple and pear trees to control their size and shape
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes

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