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tips and tasks for the summer garden

A mid-summer garden can feel completely overwhelming, especially if you’ve recently returned from a well-earned holiday. Head-high herbs, overgrown greenhouse, courgettes on steroids, and flowers knocking at the windows to be let in! But amidst the seeming chaos, everything is still alive and well – it’s just a case of knowing where to begin with the taming.


Plants have just one thing in mind – and that’s to set seed. Once they do, they’re done producing for the season. To keep fruiting plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peppers, courgettes, peas and beans delivering up a harvest right through until autumn,

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