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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Prune tall hy­brid tea roses slightly to re­move old flower stems and old wood. ●● Place forc­ing jars over rhubarb clumps to en­cour­age early stems for har­vest­ing. ●● Con­tinue win­ter dig­ging if the ground is not frozen or wa­ter­logged. ●● Plant bare-rooted shrubs and roses in pre­pared soil. ●● Lift and store swede and turnip for win­ter use. ●● Keep your bird feed­ers well stocked and put out fresh wa­ter each day. ●● Scrub out any old flower pots and seed trays and store them in the shed for fu­ture use. ●● Send off your or­ders for pota­toes, onion sets and shal­lots, if you haven’t al­ready done so. ●● Check that climbers and wall shrubs are se­cured to their sup­ports to stop them be­ing dam­aged by win­ter winds. ●● Firm the soil down around newly-planted stock to pre­vent it be­ing lifted by frost.

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