Follow us on twitter @OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 43 TOP TEN Jobs for August and September Care for your hanging baskets and containers by deadheading, watering and feeding to keep vibrant displays until mid- autumn. Cut hardy geraniums to ground level, then feed and water them to encourage new foliage and maybe more flowers. Remove the leading stems of faded lupins and delphiniums so they continue to flower on the side shoots. Keep the roots of clematis in the shade and cut out any blackened shoot tips, an indication of clematis wilt. Keep camellias and rhododendrons moist to enjoy plenty of beautiful flowers in the spring. Give hebes and lavenders a light prune after the flowers have finished. Continue to deadhead plants such as dahlias, delphiniums and penstemons to prolong colourful displays. Give roses a final deadheading when the flowers have faded and shorten tall stems. In September plant allium, daffodil, muscari, scilla, crocus and erythronium bulbs. Also plant some freesia corms in containers for early, fragrant blooms next spring.