Stockport Express

GARDENING

Weekly jobs

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Prune early flowering shrubs such as lilac, deutzia and forsythia.

Pick over gooseberri­es in full fruit, removing young green berries for cooking but leave plenty to mature for dessert.

Remove the growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to focus energies on pod production.

Liquid-feed gladioli for better blooms.

Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim trailing plants in the rock garden.

Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless they are being grown for the colour and profusion of hips.

Clip fast-growing establishe­d hedges.

 ??  ?? Canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse can be planted outside, providing taller growing features within summer bedding displays.
Sow beetroot, sweetcorn and cauliflowe­r for a late harvest.
Lift and divide clumps of flag iris after flowering.
Canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse can be planted outside, providing taller growing features within summer bedding displays. Sow beetroot, sweetcorn and cauliflowe­r for a late harvest. Lift and divide clumps of flag iris after flowering.

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