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Dead­heat flow­ers

If you makethe ex­tra ef­fort to dead­head, so will your plants. Spend some­time and you’ll be re­warded with more flow­ers.


Hot, dry weather is hard on ponds and water fea­tures, so clean them reg­u­larly, re­fresh the water and dose with a pet and eco-friendly water-cleans­ing prod­uct such as bar­ley ex­tract.

Stake plants

Stake or tie up any­thing that’s in a state of col­lapse, from toma­toes to beans to grapevines.

Get rid of wind­fall

Pick up your wind­fall fruit to dis­cour­age bugs. Give it away, pre­serve it, or con­sign it to the com­post bin.

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