: Gardening: This weekend.
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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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Jun 22, 2002|
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