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Byline: Peter Surridge

REMOVE the fading flowers of roses, pruning the heads back to an outward-facing leaf joint to encourage a second flowering in appropriate varieties. To encourage a second flush of bloom, spray the foliage with a liquid feed. Choose one combining a feed with insecticide and/or fungicide if aphids or fungal diseases like blackspot or mildew have been a problem.

KEEP flowers blooming in borders and containers by clipping off the dead and dying heads regularly - pansies, geraniums (pelargoniums) and petunias are among those which respond well to this maintenance.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 22, 2002
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