Weekly jobs

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Pick cour­gettes while they are young and be­fore they turn into mar­rows ●● Or­der cat­a­logues for next year’s springflow­er­ing bulbs ●● Give wood­work a lick of paint or preser­va­tive while the weather’s dry ●● Pre­pare the gar­den if you’re go­ing away, ask­ing fam­ily or neigh­bours to wa­ter it for you or in­stall an au­to­matic ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem ●● Help re­vive tired con­tain­ers and bas­kets by cut­ting back all flow­er­ing plants and giv­ing them a good feed ●● Di­vide clumps of bearded iris ●● On balmy nights, leave pond pumps on to main­tain oxy­gen lev­els ●● Raise the lawn­mower cut­ting height slightly to help the grass re­sist sum­mer wear and tear ●● Con­tinue cut­ting out old fruited canes on rasp­ber­ries ●● Cut sweet­peas for the house, which will en­cour­age fur­ther flow­ers

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