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Now that autumn is here, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter. 
Below are a list of jobs to do before the first frost. 
To reduce the risk of frost damage, keep slugs at bay and improve drainage raise pots of the ground using pot feet or bricks. If you are able to transfer potted flowers to a greenhouse or cold frame. 
Some flowers like Geraniums can be stored indoors so check out whether any of the Flowers in your garden can be stored indoor. 
Dig up summer-flowering bulbs like dahlias and gladioli AND Store them in a dark, cool, ventilated place until spring . 
If you have a cold frame place a blanket over it at night. 
Check whether any of your plants will benefit from pruning at this time of year. 
Tidy up any low hanging or unruly branches of deciduous shrubs and trees. 
Cut back perennials. In most instances, trimming to the crown will help plants produce fresh shoots in spring. When you trim lavender, however, avoid cutting into the woody stems as this can prevent regrowth. 
Protect wood from cold weather damage by treating it with two coats of exterior wood protector or exterior 
wood paint. 
Cut back or remove any overhanging branches that could damage your shed during high winds. 
General maintenance of your shed, oil hinges check for holes and leaks. 
Spread existing compost over plant beds, grass, pots and at the base of trees and shrubs to provide extra nutrition for the winter months. 
Rake up any fallen leaves from the lawn and beds etc and add to your compost heap to decompose for next year. 
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