Gardening - jobs for the week ahead

There's plenty to be getting on with as summer draws to a close:

Deadhead roses to encourage more flowers.

Continue to feed and deadhead hanging-basket and container plants – they will often keep going until the first frosts.

Keep deadheading annuals and perennials to extend their performance.

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Deadhead penstemons, dahlias and roses (pictured) to encourage more flowers.

Divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools and water in the new divisions.

Prune any late-summer flowering shrubs, such as the rock rose (helianthemum).

Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they’ve finished flowering (unless they are repeat-flowering varieties, in which case leave them until later in the year).

Keep harvesting crops. If you have a glut of fruit and veg, try freezing, drying, pickling and storing so that you can benefit from them later on.