Haddenham Garden Centre, between Thame and Aylesbury
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- Start to cut back cottage garden plants that have already flowered.
- Continue to dead head bedding plants in borders, containers & hanging baskets to prolong flowering.
- It is still important to continue to feed your planted arrangements & hanging baskets, we recommend soluble Q4.
- Prune climbing & rambling roses that do not repeat flower or produce rosehips, once the flowers have finished.
- Powdery mildew can be prevalent this time of year, treat with Fungus fighter.
- Prune Wisteria & Pyracantha after flowering.
- Lightly prune Hebe’s & Lavenders after flowering.
- Make sure all plants are well watered throughout dry sunny spells.
- Blackspot on roses is very common. Remove affected & fallen leaves & burn them to prevent spread.
- When mowing your lawn raise the blades, this will help reduce drought stress.
- Browning on the lawn is very common at this time of year. Don’t water the grass unless absolutely necessary. It will green up when the autumn rains arrive.
- Water houseplants freely when they are in growth.
- Feed your houseplants, usually once every two weeks with a liquid feed, we recommend Baby Bio.
- Damp down greenhouses on hot days to maintain humidity levels.
- Keep your ponds & water features topped up.
- Start to feed your soil with organic matter.
- Cut out old fruited canes on your raspberries.
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- Cut back hardy geraniums & delphiniums after flowering to encourage a second flowering period and feed with Vitax Q4 after cutting.
- Dead head bedding & perennial flower borders to prolong flowering.
- Mulch borders to help retain moisture & keep weeds down, we recommend Mulch & Mix.
- Liquid feed all containerised plants, keep them well watered throughout dry spells, we recommend Q4 soluble.
- Keep an eye out for aphids, vine weevils & lily beetles (scarlet in colour) & all pests, we recommend ultimate bug killer.
- Mildew & blackspot on roses should be treated with Roseclear.
- Keep newly planted trees & shrubs well watered.
- Keep an eye out for Clematis wilt. Clematis wilt is a fungal disease that causes the leaves to wilt & have black blotches on them. The only treatment is to cut it out.
- Continue to mow your lawns except in drought conditions, during hot weather set the mower blades to a slightly higher level than normal. This will prevent the lawn from drying out.
- Use a liquid feed on your lawn, we recommend using miracle grow lawn feed.
- If you have a pond this is a great time to clear it of all the debris that may be lurking in the depths. This will improve water quality.
- Take advantage of the dry weather to catch up on painting & preserving jobs – sheds, fences & garden furniture are all regularly in need of a new coat. We stock a large range of Ronseal products.