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Scrub out bird boxes
Clean bird boxes ready for winter, clearing out old nesting material and washing them with boiling water to disinfect them. Repair as needed, or if they're beyond rescue, replace them with new: there are some superb designs your feathered friends will love available now in the garden centre.
When you're happily beavering away in the veg garden over summer in Reading, it can seem like the long days of abundant flowers and fruit will never end. But one day, inevitably, you cut the last pumpkin and pull up the bean plants and it is, undeniably, winter.
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Plant of the Week: Sarcococca
This modest, unassuming plant has a secret weapon. Sarcococca, also known as Christmas box, is for most of the year a handsome evergreen with small, glossy leaves, low maintenance and the perfect backdrop to set off more colourful summer flowers. Then in December its tiny, almost invisible flowers open wide and release scent so glorious it'll fill the whole garden.
There are two types: the neat Sarcococca confusa, forming a dome around 1.2m tall, and S. hookeriana var. digyna with narrow, gracefully pointed leaves. Look out, too, for S. humilis, which makes a low hummock, easily trimmed into a low hedge as a substitute for disease-prone box.
Over 60? Join Tuesday Club
Special Offer for our Tuesday Club Members in November & December is
10% OFF on Tuesday in the Farm Shop, Garden Centre & Cafe