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of biological control nematodesDamp down the floor on hot days to increase humidityHarvest cucumbers regularly to promote further flower developmentPot up rooted cuttings into individual potsPlant pots of freesias and lachenaliaStop watering begonias
and tuberous begonias to let them die downPlant dwarf bulbs in pots including iris, crocus, chionodoxa and scilla
Bring aeoniums and other tender succulents under cover for winter Empty begonia tubers from pots, clean off the compost and store somewhere dark and dryWater plants more sparingly now conditions are getting coolerWash off all shade paint and remove
them tightly each eveningBring dormant cyclamen in pots back into growth by wateringClear out old crops and growing bags, adding material to the compost heapStop watering pots of begonia, gloxinia, achimene, gloriosa, eucomis and other summer bulbs
Sow sweet peas and pinch out the growing tips of seedlings for bushier plants Continue harvesting chillies, peppers and other cropsReduce watering potted tuberous begonias to allow the top growth to die downBring pots of tender bulbs like agapanthus
. After 10 weeks, carefully remove each plantlet and pot it on individually.AdamOnly a few plants can be successfully propagated by leaf cuttings, but those which can include sansevieria, eucomis and begonia.More on taking cuttingsTake softwood cuttings
in the winter to stop the phormium's roots freezing.More container ideas for shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-tolerant begonia and plectranthus in a container.Brightening a shady corner with begonia and pelargonium.Growing shade-loving hostas and ferns.
for shadePot up a shade-loving display of begonias and ferns.Create spring pot display for shade.Brighten up a gloomy corner with a pot display of begonias and pelargoniums.
the plantsFork over bare patches ready for planting spring bulbsLift tubers of dahlias, gladioli, and begonias, clean them off and store them in dry compost in a cool, frost-proof placeSow sweet peas in pots and protect the plants in a frame over winter
evening to trap in the warmthWater crops in pots and growing bags more sparingly, but continue feeding weeklyStop watering gloxinias, begonias and achimenes to let their leaves die down completely before storing tubers in dry compost for winterPot up