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Gardening Tips

Your fortnightly gardening tips for indoors and outdoors
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Bedding. Continue to plant out bedding plants and tender vegetables, like courgettes. If possible, plant out on dull, overcast days to prevent drying out and to help the plants establish.

Weeds. Weeds are growing fast and will swamp young vegetables and flowers. Hoe along rows regularly to prevent annual weeds from seeding.

Primulas. Collect seeds of plants you have selected as parents. Good polyanthus can be divided now to increase stocks, replant them in shade in good soil. If vine weevil grubs have been a problem, use a biological control watered onto the soil, available from garden centres.

Alpines. Alpine plants such as aubrietia and arabis should be trimmed back hard now that flowering has finished..

Greenhouse. Put up yellow sticky traps, just above the foliage of plants to control whitefly. Damp down the floor of the greenhouse in the mornings and apply shading if you have not already done so.

Clematis. Ensure that plants growing in sun are well watered. Apply a mulch around the base to keep the soil moist and cool.

Herbaceous Plants. Cut off the dead flower spikes of lupins to prevent seed formation and to encourage flowers from lower buds. Cut back Oriental poppies to ground level when the flowers are finished. The plants will make neat tufts of fresh leaves but there will not be any more flowers this year.

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Embarrassing Stories

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My friends, about five lads, were outside my house unloading some gas welding bottles from the back of a truck. My younger sister was showing off on her brand new moped, whizzing up and down the road.

All of a sudden, the moped engine was revving like mad and the moped was on top of her. My mother came running out of the house screaming. Was she worried about my sister?

No she was screaming at her for crashing into her hydrangeas!

My sister still hasn't lived it down.
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