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The flower garden

Cut the foliage of spring bulbs once they die down.

Create a hanging basket.

Water tree ferns crowns which is where most of the roots are.

Divide bearded iris’s after flowering.

Remove old leaves and flowered stems on hellebores.

Deadhead camellias and rhododendrons.

The kitchen garden

Cover strawberries with cloches for early ripening.

Tie in new shoots of cane fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, loganberries.

Sow chicory seed so that plants are ready for next winter.

Pinch out side shoots on plums to about 6 leaves.

Prune wall trained cherries removing weak side shoots and diseased leaves.

Sow cauliflowers, endives and mangetouts.

Cease cutting asparagus and topdress with fertiliser.  

The greenhouse

Support tomato plants with bamboo canes. Remove side shoots and use as cuttings.

Sow biennials in pots in a cold frame such as honesty, wallflowers, Canterbury bells, foxgloves, forget-me-nots, pansies for planting out in autumn.

Fill the watering can before you leave so that it warms before you use it next time.

Damp down the green house floor to increase humidity.

The pond

Remove blanket and duck weed.


Water in warm weather.

Weed and hoe.

Mow regularly.

Apply a high nitrogen summer lawn feed.

Feed acid loving plants.


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