Gardening: Cuttings: Weekend work

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PULL UP plants of foxglove that have set and dried their seed and shake them over the areas of the garden where you would like foxgloves to grow. They are biennials, so will flower the year after next.

Tomatoes growing in containers and growbags will need a regular fortnightly dose of some feed rich in potassium, such as Fison's Tomorite. This encourages fruit to form and ripen successfully.

Over the next month, take cuttings of tender fuchsias and geraniums. Choose strong, healthy shoots for geraniums and crop off the top 4in. Trim the cutting to a point immediately below a leaf joint, remove mature leaves and flower buds and pot them up in a mixture of peat and sand. Do not cover them.

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