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October 10, 2019

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If you are growing or considering growing grapes, you need to make sure that you give them every advantage and a big part of that includes properly pruning grapes. Pruning grapes should be done at regular intervals and can rely upon multiple pruning methods. You can choose which method you prefer based on where you are growing your grapes and how you want them to be structured. When to prune grapes The best time to…

Lilies are stunningly exotic flowers with their tall stems which thrive in areas with full sun or partial shade, consistent water levels and good air circulation. Care for lilies is on par with that of most bulbs and perennials and when it comes to grooming them after they have bloomed, very minimal pruning is required. Removing flowers from lilies After your lily flowers have started to fade, you should remove them straight away. If you…

Lavender shrubs will produce aromatic blossoms that everybody enjoys, the quintessence of relaxation and spas everywhere. If you tend to your lavender shrubs properly they can live for up to 20 years. The problem is, like most of us, the effects of ageing take their toll and after about seven years the lavender starts to look woody, producing fewer flowers than it once did and overrun with bar stems, usually towards the base. But this…

If you are growing a lilies or fritillaries in your garden you need to be on the lookout for the Red Lily Beetles and their grubs. The red lily beetle and its larvae are insects that eat the leaves and can cause immense damage on lilies stripping almost all the leaves off lilies. The adults are typically found on the plants themselves, and sometimes on other plants but the eggs are laid inside the space…

If you are growing rhubarb and you need to know how to force your rhubarb, doing so at the end of winter will give you an early harvest come spring. Below we will explain exactly how to force rhubarb successfully. The key to successfully forcing rhubarb is to prevent any light from reaching the crown. Doing so successfully will produce very pale, delicious stalks that are great for culinary purposes. If you force rhubarb the…

Winter is no doubt a harsh period and it comes with an unforgiving cold that can freeze items stored in a garden shed or make it near impossible to work in. Sometimes you may even want to set a home workstation in your shed and that means you’ll want the environment to be conducive. In this case, a shed heater is a godsend product that can keep off the chill and ensure plants, tools and…