P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/00   1/4       Stefan Buczacki writes:     Ornamental Garden Hint:  As soon as the soil in the  borders is well moistened with rain, you should put on a layer of mulch. Use garden compost or well rotted manure and put it first around the base of perennials to protect the crowns form frost. If you have plenty of organic matter available, spread it over the soil surface. It will be mixed into the soil by earthworms during the winter and help to improve the soil structure. Free time 570 House plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 SoapVote Cookbook Showbiz N bstTV
P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/29   1/4      T   Ornamental Garden Hint8  As soon as thc soil in the  borders is well moistened with rain, you should put on a layer of lzlch. Use garden compost or well rotted manure and put it first around the basj of perennials to pxotect the wrowns form frost. If you have plenty of organic matter avbilableL spread it over the soil surfacen It will be mixed into the soil by earthworms during the winter and help to improve the soil structure. Free time 570 House plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 SoapVote Cookbook Showbiz N'bstTV
P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00   2/4       Stefan Buczacki writes:     House Plant Hint:  Check hyacinth bulbs that  were put in the dark last month to force them for Christmas. It's unlikely that their shoots will be emerging yet but it's worth making sure that none have rotted. If any have, remove them carefully together with the surrounding bulb fibre. Otherwise, the rot could spread to nearby bulbs. When the shoots do emerge, bring the bowls into a light but still cool place until late November. Free time 570 House plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 SoapVote Cookbook Showbiz N TV
P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:42/10         *!/ $/*-' T *%' / / T   House Plant Hint:  heck hyacinth bulbs that  ware put hn the dark last month to force them for Christmas. It's unlikely that th—ir shoots sill be emerging yet bqt it's worth making sure that none have rottedN If anx h—v—, remove phem car—fully together with the surrounding bulb fibre Otherwi3—, the rot could spread to nearby bul—s 'hen the shoots do emerge, bring the bowls into a light but st—ll cool place until late Nov—m—er. Free time 070 Hou3— plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cooc—py 580 TV 300 SoapVote Cookbook Showbix F'j3tTF
P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00   3/4       Stefan Buczacki writes:     Kitchen Garden Hint:  Clear away the remains of  runner bean plants now that cropping is almost over. The plants can be composted but should really be shredded or chopped up first. If the plot isn't needed over winter, the roots can be left in the ground to rot. Bean roots bear small nitrogen containing nodules and these will help to fertilise the soil as they decay. Be sure to clean, disinfect and store the canes safely too. Free time 570 House plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 SoapVote Cookbook Showbiz N'bstTV
P573 CEEFAX 2 573 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00   4/4       Stefan Buczacki writes:     Plant of the 'fek:  Winter heather  The winter flowering heather is one of the most reliable of shrubs for winter bloom. By choosing a range of varieties, you can have flowers from now until the spring. Unlike summer heathers which need acid conditions, winter heathers will grow in any type of soil. They need little care; simply trim back the dead flower heads when flowering is over. Among the best varieties are 'Springwood White' and the deep red 'Vivellii' Free time 570 House plant hint >>> Switched On 540 Cookery 580 TV 600 SoapVote Cookbook Showbiz N estTV