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Late Summer

AUGUST Make note of now possible improvements that could be made to the herbaceous border when replanting in autumn. Cut suitable flowers, such as helichrysum and poppy seed heads, and hang them head downwards to dry for indoor displays during winter. Continue watering if drought threatens. TREES AND SHRUBS Take semi-hardwood cuttings of [...]

Mid-Summer

JULY A rewarding time for the gardener whose earlier work is now paying dividends, but guard against drought by watering well and providing mulches of well-rotted leaves or old compost. Keep a careful lookout for greenfly attack on any young, soft shoots, and prepare new and worn lean areas for autumn sowing. TREES AND SHRUBS Continue thi [...]

Late Spring

MAY  Though this is the first really rewarding time of the year, routine work Рhoeing, sowing, thinning and planting Рmust continue. With the first grass cuttings available, this is a good time to start a compost heap. Now, too, is the time to apply selective weedkillers. TREES AND SHRUBS Deadhead rhododendrons and azaleas [...]

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