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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Sow late-flow­er­ing an­nu­als, herbs and veg­eta­bles in­clud­ing early car­rots, run­ner beans and parsnips. ●● Con­tinue to harden off sum­mer bed­ding plants, but if you live in a cold area, don’t plant them out for a few more weeks. ●● Stake and sup­port stems of herba­ceous peren­ni­als in­clud­ing del­phini­ums and pe­onies. ●● Con­tinue to wa­ter trees, shrubs and bor­der plants that you have planted this spring. ●● Reg­u­larly spike over bor­der soil with a fork to re­lieve com­paction and re­move weeds. ●● Give acid-lov­ing plants such as rhodo­den­drons, aza­leas and pieris a feed with a fer­tiliser for­mu­lated for them, to pre­vent leaves turn­ing yel­low. ●● Spread a layer of well-rot­ted com­post around peren­ni­als. ●● Fin­ish plant­ing out sweet peas and tie in new growth. ●● Sprin­kle the base of all roses with a gen­er­ous hand­ful of rose fer­tiliser.

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