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Top Tips For Your garden

Get your outdoor space into tip top shape with these fab Summer gardening tips.


Conquer the weeds – It may seems obvious, but you need to get on top of those weeds early to stop them turning your garden into a jungle. If they are already running amok you may need to utilise some kind of weed killer, but if you get them while they’re young and small (pre-pollination) this won’t be necessary.


Indulge in some bulbs – It’s not too late to add some colour your garden, Dahlia, Oriental Lilies and canna all grow quickly and love the warmer weather.


Trim to thrive – After lavender has flowered you should reduce it by one third to ensure a hearty harvest next summer (flowers can be dried and used to fragrance cupboards and drawers), similarly, wilted roses should be pruned and the bush cut back.


Sow your seeds – Got some spare patches in your plot? There is still time to grow some veg such as  Radishes, Lettuce, Rocket, Winter Onions and Spinach.


Quench their thirst – Hosepipes are a no-no in hot summers, but you don’t really need one as plants and flowers should be watered close to the soil for maximum absorption. Most plants prefer 1-inch of water a week which isn’t very much considering the colour and joy they bring to your home.


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