Horticultural experts have highlighted the most important end of summer gardening jobs before colder temperatures set in.

Gardeners are encouraged to tidy their garden and pick their fruit in order to be ready for autumn’s arrival. Make sure all of the fruit is harvested before the first frost otherwise the crops will be spoiled.

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Cleaning the greenhouse, guttering and water butts ensures that gardens will be fully prepared for when the inevitable rain storms arrive.

Putting nets over ponds can help make day-to-day jobs, such as clearing the pond of leaves, a little easier.

Salvage the last of your potatoes up from the ground. Lay down turf or spread grass seeds in anticipation for bursts of good weather and treat your lawn to a feed which is high in potassium.