How To - Maintenance

Garden in Winter
The last summer's crops have been picked and the veges we planted in autumn are looking good. Much of the garden will soon be sleeping but that doesn't mean we have to hibernate indoors
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Transplant a shrub or small tree
Sometimes it can't be helped - you realise you have planted a tree in the wrong place and it must be moved. The best time to do this is while the tree is dormant and is least likely to suffer water stress, in late autumn, winter or early spring.
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When less is more
As the leaves drop from the trees it's time to reach for the pruning tools.
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Lay mulch
A mulch is a layer of material spread on the soil surface. Useful in any part of the garden, mulching can save a great deal of time and energy.
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Make compost
A good composting system will consume all your garden debris and food scraps, rewarding you with one of nature's most fundamental allies. Compost feeds your soil, which in turn feeds your plants.
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Sooner or later all container plants need repotting. Some benefit from repotting every year. Others can wait longer, but it's amazing what fresh potting mix can do for a worn-out houseplant, tree or shrub
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