Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

If it’s been a dry year, Lucy and Michael need to en­sure they’ve been wa­ter­ing enough, es­pe­cially their ferns.

They reg­u­larly trim over­grow­ing plants from the path­way and trails that run around the gar­den.

In early win­ter, most of the sum­mer growth on plants such as hy­drangeas need trim­ming, and the fruit trees get an an­nual prune.

The spring-flow­er­ing peren­ni­als in the top ter­race gar­den need to be clipped back in win­ter.

And as in any gar­den with a range of de­cid­u­ous trees, Lucy and Michael spend a lot of time rak­ing leaves in au­tumn and win­ter.

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