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Find out what to do in your garden now.


Ornamental Garden:
  • Continue to deadhead herbaceous perennials and roses as flowers go over.
  • Weed.
  • Continue to edge borders.
  • Cutback oriental poppies once flowered.
  • Divide bearded irises of flowering is declining – re plant the youngest rhizomes.
  • Deadhead roses.
  • Trim evergreen hedges.
  • Turn compost heaps.
  • Cut back spent flowers of climbing hydrangea.
  • Feed dahlias/cannas etc.
  • Take cuttings of clematis.
  • Sow biennials.  

Vegetable Garden:
  • Thin dessert and cooking apples.
  • Sow spring cabbages and plant out winter cabbages.
  • Water courgettes consistently to encourage a good crop.
  • Mulch long term crops like brassicas.
  • Water fruit trees/bushes.

Written by: Alex Bell, www.alexbellgardendesign.co.uk

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