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5 gardening jobs June 30-July 6

Rose James Galway and golden hop
Rose James Galway and golden hop
Broad bean seedlings and geranium cuttings

New plants for next year

Take cuttings of patio and container plants ready for next year.

Aphid colony

Aphid attack

Watch out for aphids (greenfly and blackfly) on stems and leaves of young shoots.

Newly planted Rhododendron Goldflimmer

Keep newly planted shrubs watered

Ensure newly planted trees and shrubs do not dry out. They need much more water than people imagine – new roses need a gallon a day in extreme heat says David Austin Roses.

Keep greenhouse doors and vents open where possible and soak the floor

Cool your greenhouse

Damp down greenhouses on hot days.

George eating ribbon grass in the pond as fast as it grows

Keep pond levels from falling

Top up ponds and water features if necessary – a spray attachment on the hose will aerate the water. Any pumps on water features should be left on during sultry nights, as oxygen levels are lower in such conditions.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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