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Pests…

By |2017-04-12T13:51:13+00:00April 12th, 2017|Seasonal Tips|

From time to time, sundry samples of leaves and twigs are brought to the nursery, some for identification, others for the identification of those pests that have eaten them, or fungi that have infested them. Evergreens retain their leaves for many more months than deciduous plants and therefore accumulate more evidence of damage. On many [...]

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Spring jobs…

By |2017-03-09T12:43:29+00:00March 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 [...]

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October

By |2016-11-03T12:45:24+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Seasonal Tips|

As perennials die down, many will leave a woody superstructure above ground. The old and rather woody spikes of Sedum spectabile  make a wonderful spectacle on a frosty morning. More importantly, the  old stems act as a marker, so that in the spring, when the weeds quickly appear, you can locate your plants. Being easily [...]

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Take pelargonium cuttings

By |2016-11-01T19:39:41+00:00September 27th, 2016|Seasonal Tips|

Get a head-start on next year's bedding displays by taking cuttings from summer-flowering geraniums. How to take geranium cuttings Your requirements will be a mother geranium plant, a sharp knife, some seed compost and some means of keeping the compost warm once the cuttings are inserted. Cut the mother geranium plant just above a leaf [...]