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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 [...]

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 [...]

Mid-Spring

APRIL Seed sowing must go on, because a late start can spoil the display in the flower garden. Cut back straggly, evergreen shrubs to encourage new growth from the base. If cold winds persist, shield newly planted shrubs with screens. TREES AND SHRUBS Prune hardy fuchsias, buddleias and other shrubs which flower on current season’s [...]

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