Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

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

■ GET your bird ta­ble cleaned and stock up on bird food for the ap­proach­ing au­tumn. ■ 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’ve got per­fect con­di­tions for ap­ply­ing vine wee­vil-con­trol­ling ne­ma­todes into the ground.

In­stall a wa­ter butt to col­lect win­ter rain­fall ■ EVER­GREEN hedges can have their fi­nal trim be­fore win­ter.

Ap­ply vine wee­vil-con­trol­ling ne­ma­todes into the ground

Phlox is a tall, airy plant

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