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Roses and tulips…

2017-03-22T19:29:31+01:00March 22nd, 2017|Walled Garden News|

Our roses and tulips went out on the nursery today.  The roses are £14.95, and we have a number of climbers, shrubs and ramblers: Maidens Blush AGM Fantin Latour AGM Juno Cardinal de Richelieu Complicata Mme Louis Leveque Arthur de Sansal Kazanlik Variegta di Bologna Schneezwerg Ferdinand Pichard Cornelia Moonlight Prosperity Bonica Sally Holmes [...]

Spring jobs…

2017-03-09T12:43:29+01:00March 9th, 2017|Seasonal Tips|

As spring arrives there are two jobs to get on with now: prune shrubs grown for winter stem colour including  Cornus, Salix and Rubus. To allow the sap to rise and to see promising young leaves emerge, only to cut them off is wasteful and will reduce the development of young shoots. Cut back also [...]

Sowing and pricking out…

2017-03-09T12:36:26+01:00March 9th, 2017|Jims Jottings|

Pricking out; the process of putting a single seedling into a cell or pot was in my college days an essential skill. Nowadays, the total mechanisation, mass production of and distribution of plants in trays of up to 300 cells has vastly reduced the importance of this skill. Allowing the seedlings to grow for an [...]

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