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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Clean bar­be­cues, gar­den fur­ni­ture and non-frost-re­sis­tant pots and store them for win­ter. ●● Fin­ish re­pot­ting win­ter-flow­er­ing arum lilies (Zant­edeschia aethiopica). ●● Check ties of climbers and re­place as nec­es­sary where the shoots are rub­bing against sup­ports. ●● Mulch over ar­eas that haven’t been done and re­plen­ish those ar­eas which have dis­persed. ●● Cut back dead or dis­eased branches of plum and cherry trees af­ter pick­ing. Paint saw cuts with wound paint. ●● Clean wa­ter butts to pre­vent con­tam­i­na­tion of the wa­ter and blocked taps. ●● Plant gar­lic out­doors in warm ar­eas. ●● Af­ter sow­ing a new lawn, keep off the young grass as much as pos­si­ble un­til spring. ●● Sow seeds of pelargo­ni­ums in a frost-free green­house or con­ser­va­tory. ●● Start plant­ing con­tainer-grown trees and shrubs in the gar­den once there has been enough rain to wet the soil thor­oughly. ●● Re­move flow­ers from first year globe ar­ti­chokes to al­low roots to build up.

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