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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Cover peas with net­ting to pro­tect the crop from birds. ●● Sow win­ter va­ri­eties of spinach in suc­ces­sion in Au­gust and Septem­ber to pro­vide crops from au­tumn to spring. ●● Af­ter fruit­ing, prune some of the old­est black­cur­rant stems. ●● Check con­tain­ers ev­ery day to see if they need wa­ter­ing. ●● Or­der springflow­er­ing bulbs to plant in the au­tumn. ●● Make sure leafy veg­eta­bles, fruit­ing crops and peas and beans are re­ceiv­ing suf­fi­cient wa­ter. ●● Shear off self­seed­ers such as al­chemilla and cranes­bill gera­nium af­ter flow­er­ing to pre­vent un­wanted seedlings and en­cour­age new fo­liage. ●● Con­tinue to mow lawns regularly, usu­ally once a week. ●● Af­ter har­vest­ing, dry onions and squashes in the sun be­fore stor­ing. ●● Earth up French beans to the bot­tom leaves and feed weekly with quar­ter­strength liq­uid ma­nure un­til the crop is fin­ished.

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