weeds produce thousands of seeds. They are carried in the wind, by people and
animals and each seed develops into more weeds. To break this cycle, don't ever
allow annual weeds to go to seed.
With all this
hot weather it would be a good idea to increase the amount of time you spend
watering the garden. And don’t forget to feed the plants and lawn with suitable
The best time to
pick flowers from your garden is in the early morning. For longer lasting
arrangements, use a clean container, change your water daily and cut the tip
off the stems every few days.
lightly prune roses regularly throughout the summer. Prune a small amount off
the stem after each flower has finished encouraging more blooms.
Keep a close eye
out for rust. Rust is a fungal disease that causes orange spots on leaves. If
you see signs of rust, make sure to remove and destroy the infected areas of
your plant. This disease spreads quickly so be careful not to drop infected
cuttings on the soil.
your annual bedding plants are looking a bit sad then dead head them, and give
them a boost by feeding them with a tomato based fertiliser. Pick up all leaves
and faded flowers and add them to the compost. These are a favourite hiding
spot for slugs and snails.