Sea­sonal tasks

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

Rake up the last fallen leaves. For free mulch, shovel them into garbage bags with a sprin­kle of lime and leave to rot down un­til sum­mer.

• Lay slug and snail bait around emerg­ing spring bulbs to pro­tect the flower buds.

• Plant daphne, os­man­thus, win­ter­sweet and witch hazel for sweet win­ter scents.

• Fill a vase with fra­grant Er­licheer nar­cis­sus, the first of the daf­fodils to bloom.

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