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Job of the week

Take rosemary cuttings

Summer's here and the barbecues are lit, so now's the time to be plundering your herb garden for added flavour. Follow our step-by-step guide to how to take rosemary cuttings now and you'll never be without a fresh supply.

Takes just 30 minutes

Flowers

Step 2
  • Save seed from ornamental annual quaking grass
  • Water camellias regularly
  • Summer prune wisteria, shortening long sideshoots

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Harvest young marrows but leave some to fully ripen
  • Pinch out the tops of outdoor tomatoes
  • Plant out rooted strawberry runners into new beds

Greenhouse

Step 4
  • Feed tomatoes in growing bags and pots
  • Plant nerines, lachenalia and veltheimia bulbs in pots
  • Take leaf cuttings from begonias and Cape primroses

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Prepare soil ready for sowing a lawn or laying turf during September and October
  • Top up water levels in pebble fountains and pools
  • Deal with problem lawn weeds