• Get your garden ready for winter | Alys Fowler

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    Our gardening expert lists the crucial tasks, from cutting back to keeping birds happy - and you're just in time to plant garlic Tough stems that have dried standing upright will survive much of the cold season (their bleached seed heads are one of the joys of a winter garden), but if a perennial starts to slime and rot after the first kiss of a frost, you might as well whip it away to the compost. Many perennials don't like the crown to be covered with rotting material in winter, particularly with wet matter such as mats of autumn leaves, as this can cause rot to travel into the roots and...
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