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is channelled into the other flower buds. Cut each flower off as the petals begin to fall.Lilies and other bulbs will start to form seed pods as soon as the flowers begin to fade. Cut off only the tip of the flower stalk, leaving the rest of the stem to die down
to check it fits evenly. Keep it flat by pressing out any folds.Using a pair of old scissors, cut the liner so that it fits just under the rim of the pan with as few folds as possible. The liner shouldn't be visible once the feature has been completely
and bolster chisel to cut blocks in half for the ends. Check the levels again.Lay concrete blocks, short end down, on a 5cm bed of mortar to make the curved edges - this is the same height as two courses of blocks. Check curved line match up to the mark
's still advisable to take cuttings as a back-up, which you can then overwinter.PenstemonIce plants are very reliable in hot, dry positions. Varieties of Sedum spectabile and S. telephium are particularly lovely. The green, domed heads of buds
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for growth.AdamTie the stem to the cane in one or more places to give the plant maximum support.More advice on growing dahliasVideo guide to taking dahlia cuttings, with Sarah RavenPlanting up dahlia tubers, with instruction from Sarah Raven.Growing dahlias
Dry compostStorage box or containerautumn30 mins, plus drying timeUsing secateurs, cut down dahlia stems to a few centimetres from ground level and compost the leaves.Dig all around the dahlia clump and lift the tubers with a fork, taking great care