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Entries from November 2016

Tips On Growing Camellias.

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Camellias need to be in a position in your garden that does not receive the sun before mid morning.The reason for this that the flower buds can drop if they thaw to quickly in the early spring frosts.Placing them in a position that allows them to be heated up by air temperature before the sun […]

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Pruning clematis montana rubens

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Pruning clematis montana rubens  They tend to be quite robust with regards to pruning so no need to worry about pruning it too hard. In the first season the pruning should be more about training tieing in shoot to get the plant to grow in the direction and areas you wish it to grow. Then […]

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Pruning climbing honeysuckle

November 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Over the winter months you can prepare your honeysuckle for new growth and new flowers in the coming spring. First prune removing all the dead diseased and damaged stems cut back some of the new shoots that were created in last years growing season. Once all the leaves have fallen off in December or January […]

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Autumn leaves on the lawn

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

It’s best to clear autumn leaves from the lawn regularly through the autumn and early winter period as if left they become damp and wet and can cause course fungal diseases in the grass. The leaves can be composited in your garden compost heap or can be placed in black bin liners with a handful […]

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Getting your compost heap ready for winter

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Now is a great time we getting your compost heap ready for the onset of winter. If you have an existing compost heap that has been started in the summer now is a good time to remove some of the compost from the base and spread it on your garden borders and vegetable areas. Ideally […]

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Mushrooms in your lawn

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Mushrooms in lawns are quite natural they are the fruiting bodies from mycelium that forms beneficial symbiotic relationship with the grass plants in the lawn helping them to uptake water and nutrients. The mycelium in your lawn helps to break down the organic matter in the lawns such as old pieces of wood or dead […]

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Winter care of hydrangeas

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Hydrangeas are not overly keen on being pruned back hard as they tend not to recover quickly from aggressive pruning. Ideally you need to leave any pruning until early spring just as the buds begin to shoot. The idea being that the existing growth on the hydrangeas provided protection overwinter providing some protection to the […]

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Winter gardening – looking after your tender plants

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

As winter starts the drawing in there’s a couple of jobs in the garden you can do to make sure your more tender plants survive the winter. The key to helping tender plants survive in the winter it’s to stop or cut down the wind chill factor as it’s often not the actual temperature that […]

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Disease problems with apple trees

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Many of our viewers and members apple trees are having problems with a bacterial infection with climate change fungal and bacteria diseases and infections have spread and are enjoying the damper milder climate. Most of the chemicals for the treatment have been withdrawn from sale because of EEC rules . So the cure is largely […]

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