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Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 11°C

Job of the week

Mow the lawn

Mow your lawn now and you'll enjoy a greener, denser and harder-wearing patch throughout the summer. Whether you want a bowling-green lawn or just a bit of grass for the kids to play on, regular mowing will improve the appearance of your lawn and help keep it looking its best.

Takes just 30 minutes


Step 2
  • Sprinkle granular fertiliser round roses
  • Sow sweet peas into deep pots
  • Transplant evergreen shrubs and conifers to new sites

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Sow peas in lengths of guttering under cover
  • Plant out onion sets in rows
  • Carefully dig away grass or plants growing close to fruit trees


Step 4
  • Plant canna lilies in pots
  • Sow strawberry seeds, including alpine varieties
  • Visit garden centres to buy young bedding plants

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Replenish gravel and grit mulches around alpine plants
  • Put slug barrier products around the tender new shoots
  • Dig plenty of compost into heavy clay soils