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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Bring in house plants which have been stand­ing out­doors for the sum­mer be­fore the evenings be­come cold and the first frosts beckon. ●● Con­tinue to plant spring-flow­er­ing bulbs in­clud­ing daf­fodils and hy­acinths. ●● Tidy up climbers, re­mov­ing any rub­bish that has built up at the bases of the plants dur­ing sum­mer. ●● Clema­tis cut­tings prop­a­gated un­der glass in the spring should now be es­tab­lished and can be planted out in their grow­ing po­si­tions. ●● Pot arum lilies for win­ter-flow­er­ing un­der glass, us­ing John Innes No. 3 pot­ting com­post. ●● Cut glad­i­o­lus flower spikes regularly, leav­ing at least four leaves on each plant. ●● Give mid and late-flow­er­ing green­house chrysan­the­mums a feed of bal­anced fer­tiliser un­til the buds show colour. ●● Con­tinue to re­move weeds so that they don’t shed seeds.

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