JOBS FOR THE WEEK

A Generic Photo of Rudbeckia. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.

A Generic Photo of Rudbeckia. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.

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Apply a high potash liquid feed to dahlias, water regularly and tie in new growth to stakes.

Prune espalier and cordon-grown apple and pear trees.

Hand-weed heather beds and replace mulch if necessary.

Cover cherries and autumn-fruiting raspberries and blackberries with nets or hang reflective scarers in trees to keep birds away.

Give old blackcurrant bushes an annual prune, removing about a quarter of the oldest branches.