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12 Jun

It’s Time to Take Softwood Cuttings!

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Taking cuttings is an easy and effective way to increase your garden stock year after year without spending a penny! Taking softwood cuttings is the best way to produce more bounty from your garden. Many of you may already divide your plants but a lot of plants are impossible to divide. Germinating seeds is also [...]

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Published Date: 12 Jun 2012
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10 Jan

Time to Prune – Apples and Pears!

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Unfortunately, one season of fruit does not mean that another will follow. So, if like many gardeners you had a successful year for apples and pears- prune to ensure you have another! Pruning is neccessary to keep your fruit tree healthy. It stops branches from becoming straggly and encourages productive growing. The harder you cut back [...]

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Published Date: 10 Jan 2012
Category: Pruning
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28 Nov

Time to Prune Wisteria & Honeysuckle!

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Don’t worry if you find the idea of pruning your abundant Wisteria or Honeysuckle daunting, just follow our simple guide and you can learn how to keep your garden climbers under control. Overgrown plants will bloom poorly and younger, unpruned plants may not bloom for years at all. Many gardeners end up digging out their [...]

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Published Date: 28 Nov 2011
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31 Oct

Pruning Perennials…

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It’s not just trees and shrubs that need pruning in your garden. Perennials will produce better quality flowers if you prune them regularly. Some perennials are evergreen so they don’t need pruning and will look fantastic whilst dormant in the winter. Other perennials however can be damaged by a lack of pruning… Deadheading… The majority [...]

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Published Date: 31 Oct 2011
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31 Oct

Time to Prune Ramblers and Climbing Roses!

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Get more blooms from your climbing and rambling roses by pruning them this time of year. It’s been a good season for roses across britain, with an early start in late spring and a final flush in late summer. Climbing and rambling roses quickly cover walls and fences but can become overgrown. Prune them harshly [...]

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Published Date: 31 Oct 2011
Category: Roses and Shrubs
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05 Jul

What to Prune in July…

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Your garden is likely to be looking its best as everything flourishes this month. Unfortunately, growth in some gardens may have been stunted by hot temperatures early on, drought or the dismal weeks of cold weather. You may be one of the lucky gardeners to have a beautiful selection of blooms and tons of greenary to enjoy, [...]

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Published Date: 05 Jul 2011
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23 May

Prune for More Blooms!

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This month, it’s time to prune tender shrubs! In May you should be focussing on cutting back shrubs to limit their size and optimise their blooms! Once May arrives, all risk of frost is gone, so towards the end of the month it’s safe to start cutting down your evergreen shrubs, both tender and moderately [...]

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Published Date: 23 May 2011
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15 Mar

Last Chance to Prune!

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With so much growth happening this month, it’s an important time to prune your shrubs and roses! As the days grow longer and the weather becomes warmer, buds will burst open as sap moves through the branches. Once this growth begins- it’s too late, your plants will be committed to growing new shoots. Don’t leave [...]

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Published Date: 15 Mar 2011
Category: Roses and Shrubs
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