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Roses
Feed roses after the first flush of flowers and keep deadheading to encourage new blooms and extend their season, except for those that produce attractive hips in the Autumn.
Vegetables
There will be plenty of fresh vegetables to harvest in July such as Beetroot, Carrots, Peas and Beans as well as Salads and to ensure they are as fresh as possible pick only what is required and when they are small. There is still time to sow fast-growing varieties such as Carrots and Peas.
Autumn-flowering bulbs
Plant some bulbs for Autumn flowers. Bulbs such as Nerines, Colchicums, Saffron crocus and Sternbergia lutea will provide colour as the days start to fade.
Flowers
Any new flowers appearing will now be in open areas and any in woodland will be found in clearings and along woodland margins. Some flowers to look out for this month include Rosebay willow herb, Knapweed, Field scabious, Mallow, Chicory and various Thistles, such as Marsh thistle and Spear thistle.
Fruits & Berries
Look out for Wild strawberries and Wild raspberries that can be found in certain areas and unripe Blackberries that will still be green. Spindle berries will still be green as will clusters of Elderberries.
Fungi
The first of the Chanterelles, the yellow-coloured fungus can start to be found, although most mushroom species appear in the Autumn – towards the end of September.

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