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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - GARDEN NOTES -

Prune de­cid­u­ous trees into a neat shape – and get rid of branches that try to de­cap­i­tate you when you mow the grass un­der them.

Love your roots: car­rots, beet­root and parsnips are sweet­est and most ten­der in win­ter – roast them now!

Fill vases with scented win­ter blooms like Daphne or Er­licheer daf­fodils, to fill the house with hap­pi­ness.

Plant your favourite fruit tree. If you have no room, do­nate one to the lo­cal school – all kids de­serve the chance to pick some fruit then munch on it.

Rake up those dead leaves you have ne­glected, es­pe­cially on paths, and add them to your com­post heap – rot­ting leaves can be slip­pery and po­ten­tial leg break­ers.

For­get win­dow boxes – hang pot­ted suc­cu­lents that need lit­tle wa­ter­ing up on a sturdy cur­tain rail to give you ‘green win­dows’.

Plant your favourite fruit tree.

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