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5 gardening jobs July 28-Aug 3

Sunflower Velvet Queen
Sunflower Velvet Queen
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Geranium Rozanne

Revive hardy geraniums

Hardy geraniums can be cut back a little to remove tired leaves and encourage a new flush of growth.

2
Climbing rose Claire Austin

Extend flowering season of roses

Continue to deadhead roses, to extend flowering into early autumn. Spindly specimens that have lost leaves can be cut back a little further when deadheading, to encourage new growth.

3
Tomato Santonio

Deleaf cordon (intermediate) tomatoes

Remove lower leaves on cordon tomatoes and pinch out the top of plants to concentrate the growth into the fruit that has formed – 5-6 trusses per plant.

4
Pygmy water lily

Cut back aquatic plants

Keep an eye on aquatic and marginal plants, removing faded flowers and yellow leaves, and cutting back where necessary.

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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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