Weekly jobs

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Plant win­dow boxes and pots for win­ter ●● Ap­ply or re­new grease bands on the trunks of ap­ple and pear trees ●● Sow pars­ley and chervil for use in late win­ter and early spring ●● Sup­port tall­grow­ing clumps of asters or they’ll be blown down in windy con­di­tions ●● Cut down the stems of herba­ceous peren­ni­als and lift and di­vide clumps which are be­com­ing old and bare in the cen­tre ●● Lift main­crop pota­toes on a warm, sunny day and leave them on the sur­face of the soil for an hour or two to dry out ●● Sow let­tuce seeds in shal­low drills and cover with cloches ●● Pick pump­kins, mar­row and squashes, which can be put into stor­age and should keep un­til well af­ter Christ­mas. ●● Plant out some of the run­ners of your straw­berry plants to in­crease your stock ●● Start to clear gar­den de­bris in borders, putting it on the com­post heap or dis­pos­ing of it if dis­eased

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