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autumn gardening
autumn gardening

t In autumn remove dead foliage from the plants and clear fallen leaves to stop pests sheltering under them.

t Top up surface chippings, tucking them under rosette plants to help deter slugs and improve drainage around the neck of the plants, to prevent them from rotting in winter.

t In winter, protect delicate plants from wet weather by covering them in an inclined sheet of glass or transparent plastic to deflect rain. Don’t use cloches as alpines need plenty of fresh air.