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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Pull suck­ers away from the base of or­na­men­tal trees.

Cut back dead fo­liage and stems from bor­der peren­ni­als.

Prune wis­te­ria to en­sure and in­crease flow­er­ing next year.

Check bulbs, corms and tu­bers in store and dis­card any show­ing dis­ease.

Plant re­main­ing tulip and hy­acinth bulbs in the gar­den.

If frost is fore­cast, in­su­late pots con­tain­ing plants of bor­der­line har­di­ness.

Con­tinue to har­vest ap­ples and pears.

Tidy up au­tumn straw­berry beds for the win­ter.

Re­place any loose joints on wooden arches and per­go­las.

Save seeds from crops in­clud­ing toma­toes and herbs.

Sow rows of hardy broad beans out­side, which will ger­mi­nate quickly and grow slowly over the win­ter.

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