Category: From the Nursery

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Conifers Can Have a Place In Gardens!

I remember first noticing the huge dark green overbearing, unpruned leylandii conifers at the end of my garden on the other side of the fence and at the time I didn’t like them at all. Over the years I’ve changed my mind about them, evolved as a gardener and grown to love them, so much…
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Still Enjoying The Summer and Preparing for The Seasons Ahead!

The beauty about gardening is depending on how you have set out your garden and the plants in it will determine how much work is needed to keep them maintained and looking good as well as preparation tasks for the following season. Its up to you! My garden is a very busy garden with a…
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Plenty of Colour for Summer!

Right now there’s no shortage of inspiration and colour for your garden in the garden centre. If you want to fill your patio, flower beds, summer baskets or containers there is an abundance of colourful bedding and basket plants available right now to suit you. Providing these summer flowering plants are fed, watered and regularly…
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Some Colour for Spring!

Its a glorious Sunday morning and after looking around my garden I need to do some more weeding. Those golden dandelion flowers look beautiful and are great early nectar plants for bees so I’ll let them do their business, but they’ll be out soon and no doubt there’ll be others sneaking in later. One self-set…
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Growing Your Own Tomatoes!

Many of us gardeners enjoy growing a few of own vegetables and one of the easiest and most rewarding has to be the tomato plant. For some the difficult part is choosing a variety. Your selection will depend on growth habit, fruit size and its culinary use. Bush or ‘determinate’ varieties are more compact, easier…
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Some Showy Spring Flowering Shrubs

Every plant has its time to bloom and if you want to keep your garden looking interesting all year round with flowers and foliage then its important when choosing your plants to consider their growth habits, ultimate size, flowering time, whether they have berries or not, maintenance requirements such as pruning or dead heading, seasonal…
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Making Ready For Spring!

As winter ends its time to tidy up ready for spring, I have to be very careful though as bulbs are continually coming up and flowering. As usual there are always branches and twigs to clear away from the poplars. A good weeding session or two is needed, but once the perennials start filling out…
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Some Early Pruning

Some plants like my deciduous clematis and buddleias haven’t gone fully dormant this winter, in fact they are actively growing now and its time for me to go out on this mild weathered Sunday morning and give some of them a hard prune. I intend to use these first prunings for the first layer of…
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Hebes for Colour and Versatility!

When the hebes start arriving in spring I’m always amazed at how many different cultivars there are; every year new names appear on the scene with this year being no exception and they’re all bound to please someone. Hebes are attractive shrubs, some make good utility plants, hedging and the like, others have fantastic foliage,…
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Floriferous Sunny Shrubs!

Outside in the garden is a lovely Jasminum nudiflorum hanging on to its last few bright yellow flowers with just a few more buds to come; as those flowers fade away and the leaves begin to emerge it reminds me of another genus of shrub getting ready to perform; it too will have the most…
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