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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Lightly prune Group 2 clema­tis – the early to mid-sea­son, large-flow­ered hy­brids – be­fore new shoots ap­pear ●● If the weather’s good, treat your wooden fur­ni­ture with coloured or nat­u­ral wood preser­va­tive ●● Plant dor­mant crowns of lily-of-the­val­ley be­tween shrubs, in welldrained, rich soil ●● Sow early, fast­grow­ing crops such as radishes, early car­rots and let­tuce, in a frost-free green­house ●● Re­or­gan­ise your stor­age space, mak­ing room for tools and gar­den equip­ment and de-clut­ter­ing your shed ●● Con­tinue to re­move dead pansy flow­ers and stems to en­cour­age them to flower again ●● Wa­ter pa­tio plants which are shel­tered by your house oc­ca­sion­ally ●● Con­tinue to chit pota­toes to give them a head start ●● Move de­cid­u­ous trees and shrubs which have out­grown their al­lot­ted space or are in the wrong place, while they are still dor­mant ●● Keep a bag of grit or salt on standby to sprin­kle over icy paths when it’s frosty

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