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Ornamental Garden
  • Continue to deadhead, especially dahlias which should be looking great now.
  • Remove weeds where necessary.
  • Keep the lawn mown and edges cut - if the weather is dry you may need to raise the height of the cut, this will help keep your lawn green.
  • Trim hedges
  • Water - Any plants that are looking a little tired and are wilting need a drink. If they look bad then water immediately, and then top up later in the day when it is cooler.
  • If you have any meadow areas these should be cut and raked asap.
  • Spray and feed roses.
  • Plant out autumn flowering bulbs eg.colchicum
  • Order spring flowering bulbs.
  • Ensure camellias have sufficient water to ensure flowers next year.
  • Clip evergreen shrubs.
  • Prune current seasons growth of wisteria back to 5-6 leaves.
  • Mow summer flowering meadows.

Vegetable Garden:

  • Harvest Garlic.
  • Sow oriental greens such as mizuna, pak choi etc.
  • Harvest early apples.
  • Start lifting main crop potatoes.
  • Summer prune trained fruit such as apples, pears etc
  • Trim non-flowering stems of grapes cutting back to one leaf from the main branch.

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