Gardening - Jobs for the weekend

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When planting spring bulbs in pots, put plenty of drainage material in the bottom to stop them becoming waterlogged and add potting compost mixed with a handful of grit

Stop feeding permanent plants in containers.

Watch out for the first autumn-fruiting raspberries. They should be ready for eating.

Divide and replant large clumps of perennial herbs

Raise the cutting height on your lawnmower as the growth rate of the grass slows.

Take pelargonium cuttings to overwinter indoors.

Propagate new gooseberry bushes by taking hardwood cuttings from healthy plants before their leaves drop.

Collect, clean and store away cane supports as plants go past their best.

Cut down marginal plants around pools that are dying back.

Net ponds to stop autumn leaves blowing in.

Transplant overgrown or badly positioned shrubs and conifers after preparing the new planting sites.

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