Now is the time to trim hedges as birds have finished nesting and their young have flown their nests. Clear vegetables such as broad beans once harvesting is complete. Dig in a 2 inch (50mm) layer of a good soil conditioner such as mushroom compost or shredded horse manure.

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The recent long spell of hot , dry weather seems to have ended, so selective lawn weed killers should now be applied. They should only be used when weeds are actively growing. If you are going away on holiday, plants in unglazed terracotta pots can be sunk into the soil to reduce water loss through the sides of the pot. The pots and the surrounding soil should be thoroughly watered just before you depart.