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5 gardening jobs June 9-15

A good year for alliums
A good year for alliums
Vine weevil adult. Picture; RHS/Joyce Maynard

Beware vine weevils!

Vine weevil larvae can be a serious pest of container plants and are active now. There are various biological controls available.

Clematis Miss Bateman

Tie in climbers

Twining climbers (such as honeysuckle and Clematis) need regular tying in and twining around their supports.

Spiraea japonica Goldflame in spring

Increase stock of shrubs

Take softwood cuttings of many deciduous shrubs, including Fuchsia, Hydrangea macrophylla, Philadelphus and Spiraea.

Newly planted Rhododendron Goldflimmer

Don’t let plants dry out

Ensure newly planted trees and shrubs do not dry out. Water with rain, grey or recycled water. Loosen any tree ties that are digging into the bark.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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