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IT’S a good time for prun­ing. In­spect trees and shrubs for dead or dis­eased branches and re­move. Leave ac­ers and birches un­til mid­win­ter be­cause any other time they can bleed sap. Save twigs and branches for Bon­fire Night.

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

PONDS need at­ten­tion be­fore win­ter sets in. Re­move and clean the pump if you have one. Thin out oxy­genat­ing plants if these have taken over and re­move any old leaves and de­bris from the bot­tom.

LIFT pump­kins for Hal­loween. Plant out au­tumn onion sets and gar­lic bulbs.

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