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and then simply slide the plants into their growing positions as soon as space becomes available.Pick dead flower-heads off rhododendrons and azaleasFeed lawns with a liquid or granular lawn fertiliserScoop floating weed out of garden ponds with a net
Remove blanket weed from pondsAround the gardenLift, divide and replant congested flag irises after floweringDeadhead border perennialsPick dead flowers off rhododendronsFlowersSow cabbages to pick as spring greensThin heavy crops of apples, pears
Acid-loving azaleas grow happily in pots of ericaceous compost, so you can enjoy these plants even without acid garden soil. They come in a wide range of colours, from deep red and pink to orange, yellow or pure white. Some even have a wonderful
.More advice for growing acid-loving plantsGrowing acid-loving azalea with campanula.Maintaining acid soil conditions for blueberries and cranberries.Sowing bluebell seeds.Dealing with rhododendron leaf spot.
Make a bee-lineGreat flowers start with pollination, and for that you need bees. Find out how to get the busiest garden insects to work for you.How to... make a bee hotelGardens are extremely important for bumblebees, and vice versa. Bees need
plenty of moisture and can get waterlogged, but it's ideal for growing acid lovers such as rhododendrons and azaleas. Peaty soil is dark in colour and feels spongy if squeezed. It's rarely found in gardens.Peaty soilSandy soil is free draining, easy