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Flower garden job checklist

7 - 13 July 2014

It's time to...

  • Lift, divide and replant congested flag irises after flowering
  • Deadhead border perennials like delphiniums and lupins to encourage a second flush of blooms
  • Pick dead flowers off rhododendrons
  • Deadhead roses to encourage more flowers
  • Cut back ceanothus, weigela, escallonia and kerria where necessary to control growth
  • Water all ericaceous (lime-hating) shrubs, including camellias and rhododendrons, with a generous helping of sequestrene plant tonic, Miracid or a similar fertiliser specially formulated for acid lovers
  • Tie in developing stems of dahlias to supports

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