Dead-head the rest of the bush, cutting spent flowers back to the first pair of leaves below the flower-head.
The ornamental rubus Tridel `Benenden' also needs to be pruned after flowering. Cut out about a third of the stems at ground level. If no new shoots have sprung up, prune back some of the existing growth to the point where a strong, new, pinkish-coloured shoot has broken from the older, snuff-coloured wood.
Set out plants of the cabbagey sort, such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli and curly kale. Field-grown plants are much stronger than the container- grown variety.
Leeks, celery and celeriac can be planted out now and sowings made of beetroot, late carrots and kohlrabi.
Take cuttings of perennial wallflowers such as `Harpur Crewe' and `Constant Cheer'. Pull off lateral shoots about 2in long with a heel and push them into some sandy compost.
The climbing hydrangea H petiolaris can be bulked up from cuttings of vigorous side-shoots.
If possible, tear off rose suckers before they begin to weaken the rose they are meant to be helping. Their leaves are smaller (and often a paler, greyish green) than those of proper roses. Digging them out, rather than pulling them, may damage the rootstock, which in turn will produce even more suckers.Reuse content