GAR­DEN AD­VICE

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

WEEK 1

Flow­er­ing branches Place cut­tings of branches with buds in a vase of wa­ter in­side and a flo­ral dis­play will de­velop over a week or more.

WEEK 2

Prun­ing time Be­ing bare of leaf makes it easy to see where fruit trees, or­na­men­tal woody trees and de­cid­u­ous trees and shrubs need prun­ing to fix their shape or health.

WEEK 3

Check pot plants If you’ve moved your pots un­der­cover to a frost-safe area, re­mem­ber to wa­ter them.

WEEK 4

Shorten roses Prune tall roses to half their height, to pre­vent them rock­ing in heavy winds and form­ing air­holes at the root base, where wa­ter can pool and cause rot­ting.

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