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Plant of the month ... July

Hydrangea With so many varieties, the Hydrangea is a perfect plant for summer. Check out this variety in my very own garden. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love You Kiss'

Fab 5 Gardening Jobs to do in ... July

Here's your top 5 for July. 1. The grass! After a very busy few months with cutting the grass, this prolonged hot and dry weather will slow down its growth, meaning less cutting. Reduce the browning of your grass by cutting slightly higher than normal. In my opinion, watering your grass is not worth the effort, nor the water. That said, a liquid feed in summer is a good idea. 2. Perennial longevity - for your early flowering perennials, cut them back after flowering and this should encourage a second free showing of flowers. 3. Pots and baskets - these will need watering during these warm dry months. Regular watering is best and where possible use collected rain water - its cheaper and bette