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Plums and cherry Maintenance

Bushes and half-standards require as little pruning as possible. Do this in April to avoid infection by silver leaf disease. Cut out dead, diseased, badly placed and crossing branc[...]

Planting Fruit

Apples and pears need an open position, well prepared, well drained soil (pears will stand slightly wetter ground) and a slightly acid soil (pH 5.5-6.5). Plums like similar conditi[...]

Living plant of the month July

Such a wonderful blend of colours – yellow, red, orange, pink, purple and white – the colour variation is huge. They literally radiate in your home – and are so easy to please whe[...]

Spring is in the air!

Spring is here at last and colour has returned to our gardens. There are so many beautiful spring flowering bulbs and I am sure we all have our very own favourites. This is one [...]

Boundaries - Hedges continued

Lonicera nitida. This is another evergreen or semi-evergreen with tiny, round leaves and a rapid growth habit which can give you an unending job for the whole of the summer. You ca[...]

Boundaries - Hedges

Hedges and screens Advantages. A well-maintained hedge is a delight in a garden. Even formal evergreen ones look different depending on the time of year. Birds nest in them readil[...]

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