Acer (Japanese Maple)

When To Prune Acers

Pruning an Acer should really be kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape can come from a tree that has been left to develop naturally. But if you wish to prune your Acer to take a certain shape or hard prune an overgrown tree then this is best carried out when it fully …

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Busy Lizzie

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens)

For generations, Busy Lizzies were a popular house plant with no importance in UK gardens until the late 1970s and then there was a remarkable change. Plant breeders developed the compact showy F1 hybrids and gardeners found no other bedding plant gave solid blocks of colours for months on end when planted under trees or …

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Camellia japonica

15 Shrubs To Grow In The Shade

If you have a north facing garden or a space to fill under a tree there are some stunning shade-loving shrubs that have attractive foliage and others that produce showy flowers. We have compiled a list of some popular shrubs that will thrive in the shady part of your garden. Aucuba Japonica ‘Variegata’ A versatile …

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Wisteria Growing On House

How To Grow Wisteria

Wisteria is a purely elegant climber, an English cottage garden classic which produces a stunning display of scented blooms in the spring. It is by far the most popular climbing plant with my customers, but some are a little apprehensive about the training and pruning involved with a wisteria. When really they are a much …

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Rosemary Plant

When To Prune Rosemary

Rosemary is a great addition to any herb garden, however, it does require annual pruning to keep it looking at its best. The main reason for an annual prune is to help slow down the formation of wood and extend the vigour and lifetime of your rosemary. The best time of year to prune rosemary …

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