Sup­port tall flow­ers

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If some of your taller bor­der flow­ers are be­gin­ning to get top heavy and lean over, give them some emer­gency sup­port by ‘base stak­ing’. This in­volves push­ing a short cane into the ground, hid­den among the fo­liage close to the stem. Pull the stem to the stake so it’s up­right, then tie in. This will hold the stem up­right, but there is a risk with this last-minute method that stems will snap in windy weather.

Keep your dahlias from flop­ping by adding an emer­gency stake

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