October 4, 2008

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK … ; Gardening

Move tender plants into the greenhouse

Start planning ahead and order seeds for next year

Cut back perennials that have died down

Continue planting spring flowering bulbs

Plant spring cabbage and winter lettuce

Tidy up your lawns. When you have given them the last cut don't forget to clean the mower off, service and store it safely. Organise to service petrol mowers

Rake leaves up off the lawn to prevent damage by shading and diseases. The leaves will make fine compost. Or heap them under the shrubs to create habitats for vertebrates

Leave seed heads on bedding and herbaceous to provide winter feed for the birds

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