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GARDENING - JOBS FOR THE WEEK

There's plenty of work to be done in the garden. PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

There's plenty of work to be done in the garden. PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

Move trees and shrubs which are in the wrong position or have outgrown their space.

Prune climbing roses as soon as they have finished flowering.

Lift and divide congested herbaceous perennials.

Protect tender perennials that you want for next year by lifting them and keeping them in a frost-free place.

Lift and divide crocosmias and montbretias, as their display will decline if they become congested.

Continue your autumn lawn care by scarifying, aerating and feeding.

Reduce mowing the lawn but don’t give up completely, mow when necessary to keep it tidy.

Fix grease bands to the trunks of apple trees.

Continue to plant onion sets and garlic.

Lift maincrop potatoes, choosing a dry day so the tubers can be left on the surface for a couple of hours to allow the skin to dry off thoroughly.

Continue to harvest autumn-fruiting raspberries and freeze them if you have too many to eat all at once.

Cut off deteriorating foliage on pond plants and compost it.

When the leaves start falling, rake them up and stick them in bin liners with ventilation holes in them to make leaf mould.

 

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