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Flower garden job checklist

2 - 8 June 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant out tender summer-bedding plants, such as begonias, once all risk of frost has passed
  • Look out for aphids on lupins, and spray with a soap-based insecticide if infected
  • Push canes into pots of tall-growing lilies and tie their stems to it for support
  • Cut down pulmonarias and doronicum, then drench the soil around them with a liquid feed
  • Lift and divide clumps of primulas
  • Cut back the foliage of daffodils to clear beds for summer planting
  • Trim leaves and faded flowers from oriental poppies to encourage new growth

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