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Welcome to pyracantha.co.uk, with over 20 years of experience being a professional gardener and nurseryman! I started this website as an outlet for my knowledge on gardening while also providing reviews about the products that I use in order to help others along their journey into gardening too! It has since grown from just me sharing information online-over 2 million people visit every year who learn about the latest garden trends, product opinions, and helpful tips.

John Moore

Professional Gardener & Founder

Follow along as I show you how to plant Buxus topiary into pots including what soil to use and every step from covering the drainage holes to planting the buxus.


5 Best Shade Sails To Provide Shade – Heavy Duty and Waterproof
I've tried a few ways to create some shade in my garden over the patio, I complain when it's raining[...]
The Best BBQ Smokers For Great Tasting Smoked Food Including Meat and Fish
I'm a big fan of cooking on my BBQ (I have several to go at) and have recently talked about[...]
The Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders Put To The Test
Don't get me wrong, I really love to see squirrels in my garden and we have 2 regular visitors but[...]
I’ve Tested The Best Garden Wildlife Trail Cameras – Which is the best?
I've been a bit of a wildlife enthusiast for a few years now and first got into using wildlife trail[...]
My Review of The Best Garden Sprayers For Spraying Weedkillers, Pesticides, Moss killers and Patio Cleaners
Moving on from the review I have recently done on the best knapsack sprayers here as well as the best[...]
6 Best Lawn Mowers For Uneven Ground – Rotary Mowers
After many years of being a professional gardener and nurseryman, I am no stranger to the pitfalls of having to[...]
5 Best Long Reach Pole Chainsaws – Cut High Branches Safely
I have used my fair share of long reach pole chainsaws over the years so I like to think I[...]
The UK’s best fence sprayer tested for painting fences, decking and garden furniture
After doing some real world testing with electric fence sprayers, more recently spraying my garden fence which was made up[...]
Best professional lawn mower for daily commercial use – Buyers guide and reviews
Whether you’re a professional gardener with many lawns to cut, day in and day out, or you’re a serious gardener[...]
Top 4 Best Moss Killer For Lawns – Soluble & Granular
My Best Moss killer for Lawns review looks at the pros and cons of each of the products I present[...]
Best Telescopic Tree Pruner – Top 6 Models Reviewed
Comparing the best long reach tree pruners for reaching those hard to reach branches If you have tall trees to[...]
Top 8 Best Lawn Scarifiers For Removing Moss and Thatch From Your Lawn
The two scarifiers pictured below on my own lawn are what I think are two of the best scarifiers currently[...]
Top 6 best garden multi tools – Petrol and electric models with reviews
With so many things to cut, trim and prune in the garden, most gardeners find themselves needing to purchase all[...]
Top 6 best petrol lawn scarifiers for removing moss and thatch
Over the years as a professional gardener, I have been able to use many different petrol scarifiers so I like[...]
Top 5 Best petrol chainsaws for tree felling, making firewood and general garden maintenance
It’s the time in your life to buy a petrol chainsaw – and you’re excited. Maybe you’ve decided that the[...]
6 Best Garage Shelving Units For Organising Tools and Equipment
Is your garage a mess, with tools and materials and half-finished projects all over the floor and workbenches? Think how[...]
The 5 Best Automatic Watering Systems for flowerbeds and pots
Before I even thought about writing this buying guide on automatic watering systems, I had already had over 15 years[...]
Top 6 Best wood chipper for turning thick branches into wood chips and mulch
My review for the best wood chipper for turning thick branches into wood chips looks at a range of wood[...]
Top 7 Best Patio Cleaner Reviews
Just recently I have been on a testing spree to see which patio cleaners really are the best and I've[...]
Best Log Splitters For 2022, Buyer’s Guide and Detailed Reviews
In this review, I compare and discuss what makes a good log splitter as well as give my feedback after[...]
How to use a bulb auger, drilling techniques and drill settings (why you should too!)
So planting bulbs in the autumn is a great way to prepare your garden so that you get a stunning[...]
Top 5 Best Ash Vacuums and Testing My Top Pick
So, as far as ash vacuums go, why would do you need one? Well, it is the type of product[...]



How to plant a strawberry planter in 4 easy steps
If like me, you love strawberries then you can't go wrong growing them in planters/pots and they look amazing as[...]
How to plant buxus topiary into pots – step by step
Just recently I decided to plant two beautiful Buxus topiary trees into pots to place on either side of my[...]
How to set up an automatic watering system in your garden
If you are tired of heading outside every day to check on your plants and water them or you are[...]
How to plant a real Christmas tree in the garden
Christmas trees are the centre of all Christmas decorating traditions. But many people are tired of buying a tree year[...]
How to collect poppy seeds and what to do with poppies after flowering
Poppies are one of my favourite plants, both the perennial oriental poppies and the Papaver somniferum varieties which are annuals.[...]
How to sow winter pansies – Step by step
Winter pansies are one of my favourite plants for providing some autumn and winter colour when not much else is[...]
How to secure a greenhouse to a patio or concrete base
Just recently, I purchased a new greenhouse, nothing too fancy, just an aluminium 4 x 6ft polycarbonate greenhouse by Palram.[...]
How to install a wall-mounted hose reel – step by step
The thing with hose pipes is they can get in the way, one way around this is by installing a[...]
Should you buy a mini grow house, my review and how to put one together
I have always grown plants in what many gardeners would call a real greenhouse or polytunnel and being brought up[...]


5 Best Juicers – Easy, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices
A glass of fresh fruit and/or vegetable juice, made in your own kitchen, is not only delicious, but it’s also[...]


I Tested The Best Cordless Strimmers: Black + Decker, DeWalt, Bosch
I've been testing the best cordless strimmers for a good few years on this site but I've been using them[...]


Bosch PWB 600 Portable Work Bench Review
I'm fairly handy when it comes to DIY, I've renovated two houses over the last few years and I mean[...]

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