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5 gardening jobs October 6-12

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1
Greenhouse cleared out, with the obvious omission of the last tomatoes (ahem)

Scrub that greenhouse or conservatory!

Clean the glasshouse if not already done, to prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in nooks and crannies.

2
Freshly-planted Belfast sink with Sempervivum, Delosperma and Saxifraga

Prepare alpines for winter

Move alpine troughs to a covered porch or lean-to to protect them from the rain. Pick over alpines regularly, removing debris and covering dead patches with extra grit to encourage re-growth.

3
Cut back shrubs pruned hard in spring like Buddleja davidii

Cut back some shrubs now

Shrubs normally pruned hard in the spring such as Buddleja davidii, Cornus alba, and Lavatera can be cut back by half now, to prevent wind rock and to neaten their appearance.

4
Utilise fallen leaves and help them to rot down

Make use of fallen leaves

Place fallen leaves on the compost heap or into separate pens for rotting down into leaf mould. Shredding leaves first with a shredder or mower will help them break down quicker.

5
Newly planted Hydrangea macrophylla Magical Revolution Blue

Move trees, shrubs and climbers

It’s an ideal time for moving and planting treesshrubs, and climbers as well as for hedge planting.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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