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After bloom, divide lilies, irises, and poppies. Replant using compost and bonemeal.

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    Sow a second crop of beans now for late-summer eating.

    If you suffer from an unsettled mind, avoid newspapers and newscasts for a time.

    Rub raw garlic on an insect bite to relieve the sting or itch.

    What can you expect of a pig but a grunt?

    If it rains on St. Anne's Day, it will rain for a month and a week.

    Fresh grass clippings make excellent garden mulch. (Don't bunch clippings too heavily around young plants, as the grass can burn tender stalks.)

    Mice dislike the smell of peppermint. Spread it liberally where you suspect the critters.

    A fish is not a fish until it's on the bank.


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