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Irish Daily Mirror - - IN THE GARDEN -

■ Some­thing in the wrong place? Now’s a good time to move it and re­place it with some­thing new.

■ Fancy some greens for win­ter? You can sow and grow win­ter sal­ads such as rocket now un­der cloches or in the green­house. You can plant au­tumn gar­lic bulbs too.

■ Have you fin­ished prun­ing your roses? Bush roses are best done now to keep their height down for win­ter – they are sus­cep­ti­ble to wind rock and this can dam­age their root sys­tem. Ram­bling roses should also be trimmed be­fore win­ter storms.

■ You can take hard­wood cut­tings on shrubs such as cot­i­nus, cor­nus, salix and roses.

■ Check tree stakes and ties on newly planted trees to en­sure they are firm for win­ter.

■ Pots and con­tain­ers can get wa­ter­logged dur­ing heavy down­pours so you can stand these on bricks to al­low wa­ter to drain away.

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