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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Wa­ter hang­ing bas­kets and con­tain­ers twice a day in ex­tended hot weather ●● Take rose cut­tings ●● Layer hon­ey­suckle, wis­te­ria and pas­sion flower by bending the shoots down to the ground, slit­ting the stem, dust­ing with root­ing pow­der and bury­ing this end in the soil, hold­ing it in place with a large stone ●● Wa­ter blue hy­drangeas regularly with a colourant so­lu­tion to en­sure they re­main blue next sea­son ●● Sup­port the new growth of dahlias ●● Sow let­tuce weekly to con­tinue the harvest through­out sum­mer ●● Don’t let run­ner beans dry out and, as they ripen, pick them regularly to en­sure they don’t be­come tough ●● Plant out leeks raised from seed once they are the thick­ness of a pen­cil ●● Top up your pond with a hosepipe as wa­ter evap­o­rates in the heat ●● If grass is dry­ing out, leave the box off your mower and al­low the clip­pings to re­main on the lawn, which will help con­serve mois­ture

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