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Dead head your roses regularly to keep them looking fresh and to encourage more flowers. Rather than just cutting off the spent rose bloom, pick the stem slightly lower, either just above a leaf where you can see a new shoot appearing, or if none of these are visible, pick a length of stem as if you were picking a bunch of flowers. This light prune will keep the bush compact. Feed your roses with an organic-based rose fertiliser, making sure that they are watered before and afterwards.
Dead head summer-flowering plants such as butterfly bushes (Buddlejas), geraniums and lavenders for continued flowering. A light prune at this time will encourage lush new growth, but be sure to do this when the weather is too hot as you may cause some foliage burn.