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Entries from September 2012

Care Of Clematis Montana

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Clematis montana is one of the most spectacular climbing plants in the garden with its flush of pink flowers in late spring and early autumn. However in the winter once it has lost its leaves it can become unsightly with large amounts of dead wood and tangled branches. The best way to keep it looking […]

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Non flower plants respond to being stressed

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Many plants that are not flowering such as Camellia and wisteria plants often start to flower after being stressed for example on non flowering wisteria we often suggest cutting with a budding knife the stem three quarters of the way around to a depth of 5mm to cut off some of the water and nutrient […]

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growing wisteria from seed pods

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Growing wisteria from seed pods – first place the seed pods in a garage or a dark cool room for a few weeks to allow them to dry out once they are dry crush the pods to release the seeds. Then sow the seeds in a John Innes compost which is a soil based compost […]

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Moss lawns and other alternative lawns

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

moss lawn yes it is possible to create a moss lawn, this is most commonly done in Japaneses style gardens. In addition to moss there is also a number of other alternatives to grass which are Moss lawns – To create a moss lawn you need to create ideal conditions that are opposite to that […]

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Blueberries flowering for a second time

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Blueberries flowering for a second time this year. The flowering cycle is triggered by light levels and temperature. As we have had such a low light level summer and now the light levels have improved as the light levels have increased over the last few weeks, you Blueberries thinks its spring. So I would pinch […]

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Hydrangea bush pruning in the autumn and spring

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

hydrangea bushes there are best pruned in the spring just as the buds start to break but if you need to prune them in the autumn or winter try to prune back to and active node on the stem, this is the point were the leaves join the stem or did join the stem in […]

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Orange and lemon tree care during the winter

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Orange and lemon trees during the winter, yes they do need to be moved inside to a position were they get as much natural light as possible i.e window sill but be careful they do not get chilled at night or are in a draft. Normal house lighting does not have the whole spectrum of […]

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