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Lightly trim plumbago after bloom gone

  1. Q.  After the flowers die on my plumbago, these sticky things form that I guess are seed pods. Is it advisable to cut them off?
  2. A.  It is a good idea to lightly cut the plant back after a bloom. This will get rid of the seed cases and encourage new growth. Plumbago flowers on new growth so pruning a few times a year will keep flower production going.
  3. Q.  With all the rain, my plants get fungus. How do I control it, especially on roses?
  4. A.  You can pick off spotted leaves and discard them to reduce spread of the disease. Apply a fungicide spray as we come into a dry spell. Reapply after periods of wetness.

 

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