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Summer is progressing
This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using grey water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.
Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt
Care for houseplant while on holiday
Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise
Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering
Pick courgettes before they become marrows
Treat apple scab
Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up
Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs
Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed
Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines
Things to do in the garden this month
Trees & shrubs
Greenhouse, conservatory & houseplants
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