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5 gardening jobs Sept 15-21

Helianthus Lemon Queen
Helianthus Lemon Queen
Broad bean seedlings and geranium cuttings

Increase your stock of tender plants

Take cuttings of tender perennials, such as Pelargoniums (geraniums). If you don’t have a greenhouse, use a light windowsill to grow them on.

Newly potted on Aloe vera and Echeveria

Protect half-hardy perennials

Bring inside tender perennials, such as succulents, Fuchsia, Gazania, Lantana and Abutilon, that have been outside for the summer.

Dahlia Bishops Children

Keep deadheading plants

Continue to deadhead plants such as Dahlias, Delphiniums, roses and Penstemon to prolong the display.

Crocosmia Lucifer backed by Fatsia japonica

Keeps alpines and perennials healthy

Divide any overgrown or tired-looking clumps of alpines and herbaceous perennials, such as Crocosmia. This will invigorate them, and improve flowering and overall shape, for next year.

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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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