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Pleased to watch Monty's advice last night on GW on "Jobs for Winter".
This afternoon I have sharpened my secatuers and other cutting iplements, mobed the puts inside and planted a few daffodils.  
Grateful for advice on what else I should be tackling this winter....as I am "finished"....
#goingtobeaquietwinter 
#amImissingsomething? 
#Monty-comeonletshavesomessensibleideas
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,555
    Carry on weeding if they're still growing.  Cut down messy perennials unless you want to protect the crown from frost or let  the birds eat the seeds.   Mulch, mulch, mulch.   

    Tie in long stems on climbers and ramblers so they don't get whipped about and broken is strong winds.  Cut back the longest stems on shrub roses by a third to a half so they don't get wind rock which will disturb the roots and weaken the plants.

    Turn your compost heap if you have one.  Build one if you don't.

    Mulch, mulch, mulch and mulch some more.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    You can come round and tidy up my garden if you like?

    Put together new arches
    Drive spikes in for the arches
    bag the leaf mould
    move and compost heap
    turn another compost heap
    fix two fence panels arris rails
    move the mower shed and convert to playhouse
    move self seeded cotoneasters
    lawn feed
    lawn weed
    empty shed
    repaint shed
    shelves for the toolsheds
    ...the list goes on!

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Look at the thread entitled "What will you be doing over the winter", or words to that effect.  There is also an important winter task for every gardener, best done after lunch on a dark rainy day:  pour yourself a long drink, put your feet up and browse the catalogues.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281
    https://www.gardenersworld.com/

    ... there’ll be more next month ... and so on ...
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • AWBAWB Posts: 421
    I have a small area of meadow and am planting bare root trees, 50 silver birch 50 rowan,50 cherry, 50 pear and 50 crab apples, specifically for the wild life, I know from experience that in less than 10 years will 
    be at leat 10 feet tall
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,555
    You'd need a big meadow to fit in all of those at full size.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    150 trees in a small meadow! 
    I think the ‘making a wildlife pond’ in the GW site is extremely good. 
    Theres a project for the winter. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281
    According to my maths that’s 250 trees!!! 6 - 8 acres worth of trees at a vague guesstimate. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281
    Get them in now. They’ll be fine ... perfect time for tulips. 
    The daffs might flower a little later than they’re supposed to, but they’ll still be fine. 
    😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,196
    Oh Heavens! Is there anyone else out there still trying to catch up on August?
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