To do this week

RTÉ Guide - - Gardens | Interiors -

1 As hang­ing bas­kets start to fade, con­sider re­plant­ing with a mix of win­ter-flow­er­ing bed­ding such as Vi­ola and ever­green fo­liage plants to add in­ter­est for the win­ter. 2 Bi­en­ni­als like wall­flow­ers and fox­gloves can be planted out now for a spring dis­play. 3

Onion sets and shal­lots can be planted in drills for a crop next June. Use gar­den string when lay­ing out the drills. 4

Plant spring cabbage now for a crop next April and May. Pi­geons can be a prob­lem, so use net­ting to stave off their pre­da­tions. 5

Pot up herbs for use in au­tumn and win­ter. Keep them evenly moist in a bright porch or cold green­house.

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