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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

l Hoe regularly to stop weeds be­com­ing es­tab­lished and seed­ing.

l Trans­plant seedlings of wall­flower, dig­i­talis and myoso­tis 9in apart in shal­low drills.

l Re­move seed heads from bed­ding dahlias to en­cour­age them to con­tinue pro­duc­ing flow­ers.

l New canes, which will carry next year’s crop of black­ber­ries and lo­gan­ber­ries, should be tied in as they grow.

l Sow win­ter va­ri­eties of spinach in suc­ces­sion to pro­vide crops from au­tumn to spring.

l Af­ter fruit­ing, prune some of the old­est black­cur­rant stems.

l Check con­tain­ers ev­ery day to see if they need wa­ter­ing.

l Cut glad­i­oli for dec­o­ra­tion as soon as the first flow­ers on the spike are open.

l Con­tinue to layer bor­der car­na­tions.

l Plant new sum­mer va­ri­eties of straw­ber­ries and don’t let them dry out.

l Pot up seedlings sown in the green­house last month and move them into in­di­vid­ual pots when rooted.

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