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Element - - Gardening -

winds are com­mon­this time of year but all risk of frost has­now­past us. The lovely day­light sav­ing hours means that you can­nowspend some time in the gar­den after work.

So re­ally there is no ex­cuse not to get stuck in and get all those edi­ble va­ri­eties planted for the sum­mer months.

Dry­ing winds and warmer days calls for mulch and lots of it. Mulch will con­serve im­por­tant soil mois­ture, keep roots cool and stop weeds in their tracks. There are a huge va­ri­ety of mulches which you can use. Mybest ad­vice is find some­thing lo­cal and cheap or, even bet­ter, free. You can use old woollen

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