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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK.

pinch | out the growing tips of greenhouse aubergines once the plants are 30cm tall to encourage more flowering sideshoots to form.

Buy | winter varieties of spinach to be sown in August and September to crop between October and April.

trAnsplAnt | wallflowers sown in May or June into rows 30cm apart, leaving 15cm between the plants. Their roots should be strong enough to bed out in October.

SOw | 10-week stock and larkspur to give you extra colour under glass in winter.

propagate. | African violets by inserting leaf cuttings now.

wAter | dahlias regularly and feed fortnightly, paying particular attention to young plants which are slow to grow.

peG | down runners on strawberry plants that you want to propagate.

reduce | the length of wisteria tendrils by half.

plAnt | autumn-flowering bulbs such as amaryllis, nerines, colchicums and autumn crocuses.

Feed | long-flowering and late-flowering border perennials.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 18, 2015
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