THINGS TO DO IN THE GAR­DEN THIS MONTH

Living France - - À La Maison -

1 Tidy borders but leave seed heads in place to pro­vide win­ter nour­ish­ment for birds. Those stems that are cut back can be added to the com­post heap to cre­ate or­ganic mat­ter, in or­der to use it for en­rich­ing the gar­den the fol­low­ing year. 2 Pro­tect ten­der plants from frost by mov­ing them to a shel­tered spot, cov­er­ing with fleece or bring­ing un­der cover. 3 Plant shrubs and trees now - look out for bare root plants which are avail­able now and cheaper to buy than pot­ted plants. 4 Rake up fallen leaves and use to make leaf mould. Some va­ri­eties take longer to break down, so start early if you can.

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