Ormskirk Advertiser : 2020-07-30

Your Garden : 26 : 26

Your Garden

Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Advertiser 26 YOUR GARDEN With Diarmuid Gavin PLANT OF THE WEEK WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK DAHLIA ‘THOMAS EDISON’ PREVENT disease by removing rose leaves with black spot from the ground and fallen diseased apples or pears. ■ ■ ■ IF you like your dahlias big and bold, here’s a great one for you. It has quite a big head on it with beautiful dark violet petals. It stands tall at around a metre in height so may need staking in windier or exposed situations. This will make a stunning cut flower and cutting it will encourage a few more blooms on their way. IF you are growing fruit in containers, give them a high potash liquid feed. ■ ■ TRIM lavender to prevent it becoming too leggy. ■

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