Get to work be­fore tem­per­a­tures fall

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - West Country Homes -

Con­tinue plant­ing bulbs and, in par­tic­u­lar, tulips can now go into the ground.

Sow batches of hardy broad beans and peas out­doors to yield early crops next year.

Re­move suck­ers from the base of plants.

Pick off rot­ting fruit from trees and dis­pose to get rid of

fun­gal spores that over­win­ter.

Bon­fire Night is a great time to get rid of ma­te­rial that is un­suit­able for com­post­ing, so col­lect dis­eased leaves from fruit trees and roses and chuck on the fire.

Rake up fallen leaves and com­post in bin bags pierced with a few holes – this makes ex­cel­lent com­post for your er­i­ca­ceous plants.

Treat your lawn with au­tumn fer­tiliser to help it get through win­ter in good health.

Prune shrub roses now to avoid dam­age to the roots caused by high winds rock­ing the plant back and forth. Dis­eased leaves and roses can go on the bon­fire

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