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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Pinch out the grow­ing tips of green­house aubergines once the plants are 30cm tall to en­cour­age more flow­er­ing sideshoots to form ●● Buy win­ter va­ri­eties of spinach to be sown in Au­gust and Septem­ber to crop be­tween Oc­to­ber and April ●● Trans­plant wall­flow­ers sown in May or June into rows 30cm apart, leav­ing 15cm be­tween the plants. Their roots should be strong enough to bed out in Oc­to­ber ●● Sow 10-week stock and lark­spur to give you ex­tra colour un­der glass in win­ter ●● Prop­a­gate African vi­o­lets by in­sert­ing leaf cut­tings now ●● Wa­ter dahlias regularly and feed fort­nightly, pay­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to young plants which are slow to grow ●● Peg down run­ners on straw­berry plants that you want to prop­a­gate ●● Re­duce the length of wis­te­ria ten­drils by half ●● Plant au­tum­n­flow­er­ing bulbs such as amaryl­lis, ner­ines, colchicums and au­tumn cro­cuses ●● Feed your longflow­er­ing and late-flow­er­ing bor­der peren­ni­als

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