It's time for a clean sweep
Amateur Gardening|November 14, 2020
A tidy garden means fewer problems later, says Ruth
Ruth Hayes

Top Tip

Keeping the garden clean removes areas where pests and diseases can lurk before activating again in spring.

IT has been a rather wet and windy autumn so far and parts of the garden are looking somewhat battered and leaf-strewn.

Rather than let these build up over the next few months, we need to get out there and restore some order before the next bands of the low-pressure head in.

I can tolerate a few leaves on the soil as they will degrade and be dragged under by worms, helping to open up the soil and enrich its structure.

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