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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Dis­bud bor­der car­na­tions for larger blooms. ●● Cut back aubri­eta and alyssum in the rock gar­den af­ter flow­er­ing. ●● Com­plete plant­ing of aquat­ics if you want a dis­play this sea­son. ●● Take cut­tings from peren­nial wall­flow­ers and ver­bas­cum hy­brids, pen­ste­mons and di­as­cias. ●●● Thin peaches for the re­main­ing fruit to reach a good size. ●● Trim and train out­door vines. ●●● Move desert cacti out­doors to a sunny pa­tio or shel­tered cor­ner for the sum­mer. ●● In dry weather, leave grass clip­pings on the lawn to help re­tain mois­ture. ●● Layer the low­grow­ing branches of chaenome­les, cot­i­nus and mag­no­lia. ●● Con­tinue to give early pota­toes a good soak­ing once a week to en­sure good yields. ●● Stop cut­ting es­tab­lished as­para­gus.

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