Keep plants well fed and wa­tered

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

■ HANG­ING bas­kets and con­tain­ers may need wa­ter­ing twice daily if the weather im­proves. Sim­i­larly, fruit and veg will need your at­ten­tion.

■ IF IT’S moist or there’s a chance of rain, give your lawn a sum­mer feed.

■ HEDGES look­ing a bit hairy can be trimmed back.

■ SUM­MER-PRUNE wis­te­ria – this just means cut­ting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves. You do this when the wis­te­ria has fin­ished flow­er­ing to en­cour­age it to form more flower buds for next year.

■ CUT back hardy gera­ni­ums that have fin­ished flow­er­ing to en­cour­age a sec­ond flush.

■ RE­MOVE rose flow­ers as they start to go over – oth­er­wise the

plant will use its en­ergy to pro­duce rose­hips. ■ GET weeds out of the ground be­fore they set seed around your plot.

■ GIVE your dahlias a liq­uid feed and stake them to sup­port them as they grow.

■ PINCH out side shoots of cor­don toma­toes. Wa­ter toma­toes daily to prevent split fruit.

Keep hang­ing bas­kets well wa­tered

Pull up weeds be­fore it’s too late for your plot...

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