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? Take hardwood cuttings of cornus, salix, forsythia, ribes, roses and gooseberries.

. ? Check bulbs, corms and tubers in store and remove any with rot. ? Plan new features, such as rock gardens and ponds. ? Place forcing jars over clumps of rhubarb to encourage early stems. ? Remove dead or yellowing leaves from pelargoniums, fuchsias and argyranthemums which are overwintering in the greenhouse. ? Firm down round newly planted stock to stop frosts lifting the soil. ? Tie string round upright-growing yew and conifers to prevent snow pulling down branches.

? Protect hardy trench celery with straw until ready to harvest. ? Reduce top growth on standard roses to prevent damage from wind rock, but leave full pruning until early spring.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Dec 15, 2012
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