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QHOW do I stop the flowers on my rose from being so short-lived? Gareth Jones AEVEN established roses will struggle to maintain flowers in hot weather without extra watering and feeding.

Give them a generous drink once a week twice in very hot weather and make sure it soaks to the roots. A folia feed sprayed directly on to leaves gives healthier foliage without disturbing roots.

QWHY are my dahlia plants green and bushy, but have no flowers? Bill P AA COMMON cause of this sort of problem is giving the wrong sort of fertiliser.

Those high in nitrogen (for healthy stem and leaf growth) and low in potassium - which helps develop flowers - can leave healthy-looking plants with few buds.

Water well, then feed once a week with a fertiliser for flowering plants, give full sun and keep them well watered.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Aug 4, 2018
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