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  • Check crops such as runner beans regularly for aphids, and rub or wash them off straight away, before they multiply 
  • Water thirsty plants such as celery, beans, peas, courgettes, pumpkins and tomatoes regularly
  • Make the last pickings of rhubarb and remove any flower spikes that start to form, cutting right down at the base
  • Thin out heavy crops of apples, pears and plums, and remove any malformed, damaged or undersized fruits
  • Prune plum trees in dry weather, when silver leaf fungal disease is less prevalent
  • Sow a last batch of peas and dwarf beans before mid-July for an autumn crop
  • Shorten sideshoots growing from the framework of trained fruit trees, reducing to about five leaves from their base
  • Water fruit trees and bushes, then lay a thick mulch of garden compost around their base to hold in moisture
  • Cover brassicas with fine netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies laying their eggs on the leaves
  • Peg down strawberry runners into pots of compost to root new plants
  • Pick courgettes regularly so they don't turn into marrows
  • Sow small batches of fast-maturing salad leaves, rocket and radishes every few weeks for continuous pickings
  • Cut down broad beans after harvesting, but leave the roots in the soil to release nitrogen as they decompose

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£14.99 £24.99 Six jumbo plug plants

Named Plant of the Century at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this reliable and easy to grow perennial flowers prolifically from June to October with blue, saucer-shaped blooms.

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The 2019 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year, this attractive sedum is an easy to grow, versatile and multi-functional plant. Enjoy frothy yellow flowers from July to September

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£36 £48 Three potted plants

This RHS award-winning, repeat-flowering variety will brighten your patio from early summer into autumn with an abundance of snow-white, lace-cap blooms.

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