Tidy up salvias

Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

Salvias are the stal­warts of the sum­mer bor­der dis­play, flow­er­ing to their ab­so­lute limit through­out the sea­son in shades of blue, laven­der, scar­let and crim­son. Often their in­cred­i­ble en­thu­si­asm needs just a lit­tle di­rec­tion to en­sure a per­fect per­for­mance. As their petals drop, give them a lit­tle trim at the tips to re­move spent flowers and keep them tidy. This also helps to bring on the next gen­er­a­tion of blooms. Fol­low up ev­ery few weeks with an ap­pli­ca­tion of a liq­uid fer­tiliser. If there is a dry spell and they look like they need a lift, give the roots a good soak­ing.

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