NZ Gardener - Garden Diary 2018 - - Growing Tips -

Groom your gar­den to within an inch of its life, es­pe­cially if your mother-in-law is com­ing for Christ­mas din­ner. Trim hedges, mow lawns, get out your edg­ing tools and make ev­ery­thing neat. Hoe­ing beds reg­u­larly keeps the weeds down and re­tains mois­ture. Wa­ter deeply. A light sprin­kling can tempt roots to the sur­face where they’ll dry and die.

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