Bath Chronicle

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

- Weather · Gardening · Lifestyle · Hobbies

■ While the weather is warm, weeds are still in growth so try to get on top of weed­ing be­fore in­clement weather ar­rives – you’ll be glad you did in spring.

■ is your veg patch bare? Con­sider plant­ing a green ma­nure such as clover or win­ter bean which will put some good­ness back into the soil and el­bow out weeds, which will want to colonise bare soil.

■ Messy-look­ing peren­ni­als that have fin­ished flow­er­ing can be cut back, but leave ones with or­na­men­tal-look­ing seed heads to over­win­ter.

■ Oc­to­ber may be the fi­nal cut for your lawn. Ap­ply an au­tumn fer­tiliser af­ter­wards.

■ Ten­der plants such as salvias need to be dug up, pot­ted and put in a frost-free con­ser­va­tory for the win­ter. Cover the crowns of ten­der plants that you are leav­ing out­side with a dry mulch.

■ Make sure to get some bulbs in the ground now so you can en­joy a gor­geous spring dis­play of daf­fodils.

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