In the gar­den this week

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Keep pick­ing sweet peas to pro­mote fur­ther blooms

Make ear­wig traps by fill­ing a small plas­tic pot with damp­ened straw and plac­ing it up­side down on top of a cane at a sim­i­lar height to the plants you want to pro­tect

Lift and di­vide bearded irises

Keep dead­head­ing bed­ding plants

Re­move the side buds of dahlias if you want big­ger blooms

Plant au­tumn-flow­er­ing bulbs

Pick cour­gettes lit­tle and of­ten, to stop them grow­ing into large mar­rows

Pro­tect car­rots from car­rot root fly by erect­ing a 60cm-tall fleece and cane fence around crops

Har­vest damsons and plums

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