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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Dead­head roses to tidy up and en­cour­age new flow­ers.

In the veg gar­den, as well as har­vest­ing, you can be sow­ing seeds – let­tuce, beet­root, Swiss chard, spring onions, swede and spring cab­bage. Feed crops with liq­uid fer­tiliser.

Aer­ate your com­post heap by turn­ing it over. If it seems too dry, add some water.

Lemon and other cit­rus fruit trees need feed­ing through­out the summer.

Keep an eye out for tomato and potato blight.

Make a note of what’s work­ing in the gar­den and what could be changed for next year.

Straw­berry plants which are send­ing out run­ners can be pegged down to cre­ate new plants for next year if your cur­rent plants are age­ing.

Oth­er­wise re­move the run­ners.

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