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Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

DEADHEAD WIN­TER POTS Keep dead­head­ing au­tumn/win­ter con­tainer plants such as vi­o­las to keep dis­plays look­ing fresh and to en­cour­age new flow­ers. BUILD A LAST-MINUTE BON­FIRE If you’re plan­ning to have a bon­fire, stack the ma­te­rial in one area, then build it just be­fore light­ing to en­sure hedge­hogs and other crea­tures aren’t shel­ter­ing un­der the wood.

SPRUCE UP TOOLS Clean tools such as spades, forks and hoes be­fore stor­ing. Brush off soil, wipe down with a damp cloth, dry and spray with WD-40 to pre­vent rust.

BRING IN FORCED BULBS Con­tinue to check on hy­acinths that you’re forc­ing for win­ter flow­ers. Once the shoots start to push through, bring the bulbs out from their cool, dark spot and place them some­where bright and warm.

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