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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Take cut­tings from summer-flow­er­ing clema­tis.

Plant out an­nual climbers.

Har­den off hang­ing bas­kets and win­dow boxes ready to put into po­si­tion out­doors when all dan­ger of frost is over.

Plant both dor­mant dahlia tu­bers and young plants.

Sow run­ner beans and dwarf kid­ney beans di­rect into the gar­den. Plants raised un­der glass should not be set out un­til the end of the month.

Make suc­ces­sional sow­ings of swedes and turnips, to pro­duce crops from August to Oc­to­ber.

Prune shrubs that have just fin­ished flow­er­ing, in­clud­ing spi­raea and Ker­ria japon­ica. They pro­duce their flow­ers on shoots that formed last year.

Con­tinue to dead­head springflow­er­ing bulbs.

Start to buy ten­der summer bed­ding now if you have some­where pro­tected.

Clear blan­ket weed and duck weed from ponds.

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