Jobs for the week

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Garden -

Clean up pa­tios and paths be­fore the on­set of win­ter to pre­vent them get­ting slip­pery, and clean and put away gar­den fur­ni­ture.

Get your bird table cleaned and stock up on some bird food for the au­tumn.

Ever­green hedges can have their fi­nal trim be­fore win­ter.

Lift main­crop po­ta­toes and store in a dark, frost-free area.

It’s a good time to di­vide plants in ponds to in­crease stock if de­sired or cut back over­growth – you are aim­ing for around 50% plant cov­er­age of the pond. In­stall wa­ter butts to col­lect win­ter rain­wa­ter.

Get your com­post bins or bags ready for col­lect­ing leaf fall which makes su­perb com­post.

While the soil is still warm, you have the per­fect con­di­tions for ap­ply­ing some vine wee­vil con­trol­ling ne­ma­todes into the soil.

Stock up on bird food

Hedges can have their fi­nal trim be­fore win­ter

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