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Deadhead pelargoniums and other summer bedding plantsSummer prune wisteria, cutting back whippy sideshoots to about 20cmWater plants in pots and basketsTake cuttings from shrubs choosing non-flowering shootsCollect seed from flowers that you want
Deadhead flowers of lady's mantle before they set seedWater camellias to make sure they don't dry out while the flower buds are developingBuy bulbs for autumn planting including tulips, narcissus, alliums, iris and crocusTake cuttings from tender
Prune rambling roses, removing shoots that have finished floweringPlant conifers, shrubs and hedgingTie tall chrysanthemums to supportsPlant autumn crocuses, sternbergia, colchicums, hardy cyclamen and nerinesDig up hardy annuals if you don't want them to set
Take cuttings from pansies and violas Pot up tender perennials grown outside and bring under cover when cold nights are forecastPrune rambling roses after floweringGrow bulbs in aquatic baskets ready to drop into gaps in the border in spring
Take cuttings of your favourite roses Tidy borders by cutting down perennials past their bestPrune out old stems of rambling roses that carried flowersPlant new conifer hedges and evergreen shrubsClear away faded bedding plants from borders
Plant crocuses, fritillaries and dwarf narcissus in lawns Plant up patio pots for autumn interestLift gladioli, clean the corms and store them in a shed or garagePrune rambling and climbing roses, and shorten long shoots on standard rosesPlant spring bedding, including wallflower...
Lift dahlia tubers or protect those left in the ground with a thick mulch of straw or barkSow sweet peas now for bigger, earlier blooms next yearCollect seeds and berries from shrubs and flowering plants that you want to propagateEmpty and clean out
Plant out spring bedding, including pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-notsPot up tender perennials from summer displays to bring under cover for winter protectionPrune rambling and climbing rosesRake autumn leaves from lawns and pick out from around border plantsCut down annuals...
Collect fallen leaves from under rose bushes so they don't carry diseases over to next yearLift and divide congested clumps of perennialsPlant crocuses and dwarf bulbs in areas of rough grassMake sure tall, late-flowering chrysanthemums are well staked
, and overwinter tubers in cool dark conditionsPlant out spring beddingSow hardy annuals in cleared areas for early flowers next summerSow sweet peas in pots, and overwinter under coverPrune back standard roses to help prevent wind rock damaging the plants