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Hastings Leader - 2021-05-05

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GARDEN TASKS

GARDENING

Sweet and sour Provided you’re not in a heavy frost area, plant a couple of citrus now. Easy-peel mandarins are great for kids and limes are great for gins. Pick of the crop If you’ve enjoyed your recent feijoa crop, now’s a great time to plant another tree. Tidy up time Tidy up perennials and divide overgrown plants. Plant root cuttings from the outer edges of the clumps and dispose of the old centre. And that’s shallot You can start planting garlic and shallots in a week or two. Deeply fork the soil and mix in lots of compost.

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