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Gardening: Things to do.

Byline: Hannah Stephenson

Plant bare-root and container-grown roses and transplant any established roses you want to resite Create an inexpensive hedge by taking hardwood cuttings and inserting them into the growing site Prune autumn-flowering shrubs over three years old as they finish flowering Drain surface pumps in the pond and have them serviced if necessary Keep pot-grown camellias in the greenhouse cool, making sure there is adequate ventilation on days when the sun appears - fluctuating temperatures may cause the buds to drop If you intend to force rhubarb, lift crowns now and leave them exposed to frost for a couple of weeks before being bought into the glasshouse or shed. There they should be packed in boxes using soil or rotted leaves, watered and then completely blacked out Continue planting deciduous trees and shrubs as long as the soil is not frozen or waterlogged Leave a pile of grit or ash near the front drive and any steps for use if conditions become icy Check herbs in the greenhouse or under cloches - they will need watering periodically
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2005
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