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Keep your gar­den look­ing its best with this handy check list

DEAD­HEAD roses and RE­PLEN­ISH mulch around the roots.

If your sum­mer veg­eta­bles are still pro­duc­ing good crops, con­tinue FER­TIL­IS­ING.

LOOK OUT for lawn cater­pil­lars, which at­tack grass. TRIM back herbs slightly. MIST in­door plants reg­u­larly dur­ing hot weather, es­pe­cially if you have air con­di­tion­ing.

En­sure that your com­post heap is ready to re­ceive the con­stant stream of leaves you’ll be adding to it when au­tumn comes along.

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