Top tips

Top tips

  • Many plants are at their most beautiful at the end of the growing season, in August and September. In these final months of the season, the garden often has even more flowers than in early spring. Here are some of the finest late-flowering plants.

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    Pruning is an important way of improving the growth and flowering of trees and shrubs.

  • What needs pruning and why

  • Perennials do not really need pruning in summer, but they do require some care and attention to ensure that they produce as many flowers as possible.