Sea­sonal tasks

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - 2017 GARDENING CALENDAR -

Rake fallen leaves off paths and pa­tios be­fore they rot into a slimy, slip­pery mess. Layer leaves with grass clip­pings in your com­post heap.

• Fin­ish plant­ing spring bulbs and mark where you’ve buried them to avoid ac­ci­den­tally im­pal­ing them with your spade be­fore they pop up.

• Plant cal­en­du­las, marigolds, pan­sies and polyan­thus for win­ter colour.

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