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5 gardening jobs June 16-22

Rose Leah Tutu
Rose Leah Tutu
Pulmonaria Ocupol and Anenome

Reinvigorate flowered perennials

Cut back clumps of spring-flowering perennials to encourage a fresh flush of foliage.

Euphorbias and entrance stream at RHS Harlow Carr

Cut back Euphorbias

Euphorbias look a lot better if spent flowers are removed, cutting the flowered stems back to ground level. This can be especially important with Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, as old stems are prone to powdery mildew.

Propagate perennials by cuttings

Propagate perennials

Perennials that are showing new shoots from the crown can still be propagated via basal stem cuttings.

Dianthus deltoides – tiny white starry flowers and will tolerate some shade

Take cuttings from Dianthus

Take cuttings from garden pinks (Dianthus). They can be pulled off the parent plant while holding a suitable non-flowering shoot four pairs of leaves from the tip. Treat as softwood cuttings.

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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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