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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Plant springflow­er­ing hardy an­nu­als and bi­en­ni­als as soon as pos­si­ble. ●● Plant new ev­er­greens. ●● Con­tinue to plant spring-flow­er­ing bulbs in bor­ders and in con­tain­ers. ●● Net the pond to pro­tect it from au­tumn leaves. ●● Start to pre­pare the gar­den for win­ter, clean­ing gar­den fur­ni­ture be­fore putting it away. ●● Put in­su­la­tion in the green­house to con­serve heat. ●● Col­lect seed­heads now be­fore they are shed and lost. ●● Clean up gladiolus corms be­fore stor­ing them. ●● Take in pots of amaryl­lis, crinums and ner­ines to pro­tect them from wa­ter­log­ging and frost. ●● Clear the ground for new beds, dig­ging and leav­ing soil rough for the frost to break it down.

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