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With the present 'lock down' or whatever you may call it surely there will be no excuse for not getting out into the garden when the weather permits. So think up all those little jobs written on the 'round to it' list and put this time to good use. If you don’t have a garden, then make sure the terrace and potted plants are all tidied up. All potted plants need a little facelift from time to time. Constant watering frequently compacts the soil and washes many of the nutrients out so now is as good a time as any to re-pot all your plants. Simply up-end the pot, in some cases you may need to re-pot the plant in a larger pot, the root ball could well be filling the whole of the pot with some roots even showing through the drainage holes, a sure sign for the need of a larger pot. Just one size up will probably be sufficient. Carefully tease the roots out a little before putting into the new pot that should be prepared with a good handful of new potting soil, settle the plant back in and fill up around the root ball until all is safely planted again. Water well at this point and stand it in its drainage dish. Do remember that as many house plants die back from drowning as they do from thirst, it’s just a matter of finding the happy medium for each plant. Some need a frequent top up whilst others seem to prefer to dry out before watering again. Also remember that indoor plants may find the heating dries them out quicker so be sure to keep the pots away from radiators etc. Standing on a sunny window ledge isn't always that healthy a situation either. Last year’s lovely summer flowering bulbs could well be showing signs of waking up with just the smallest green shoot showing. If these have not yet been re-potted start off now, it takes two to three months for this type of bulb to come into flower. This is a matter of a total re-pot, remove the bulb from its pot, you may well find it has baby bulbs sprouting around it, larger ones with a good root system can be carefully broken away from the parent bulb to be planted separately. Some plants are large enough to warrant a pot each, others look better in groups so plant them in a large enough pot spacing them out. Never cover the growing tip completely especially if it already has signs of its new growth also be careful not to damage the roots. Here again, water the new soil well and then drain, but do be careful not to over water, bulbs can rot if they stand in too much really wet soil.