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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Fin­ish pick­ing main­crop ap­ples like Spar­tan and Sun­set. ●● Check green­house heat­ing and in­su­late to save heat. ●● Make sure bowls of bulbs be­ing forced for in­door flow­er­ing do not dry out. ●● Make your own leaf mould, bag­ging up fallen leaves into black poly­thene bags with a few holes in them for air. ●● Pro­tect ten­der plants by cov­er­ing crowns with straw or wrap­ping hor­ti­cul­tural fleece around them. ●● Clean bird feed­ers with a stiff brush and top them up dur­ing the cooler months. ●● Con­tinue mulching bare ground and beds with com­post or other or­ganic mat­ter. ●● Lift and di­vide peren­ni­als in­clud­ing clumps of cro­cos­mias, re­plant­ing them in soil with added or­ganic mat­ter. ●● Lift and store dahlias in wooden trays in a cool, frost-free place. ●● Pick the last of the run­ner beans.

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