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If you have a climbing hydrangea that you love, why not make more of them? What are the most rewarding aspects to successfully cultivating flowers and plants in your garden is that you can propagate from additional plants and literally multiply what you have plus have lots of fun doing it. If you have a Climbing Hydrangea you can take a cutting and literally make a new plant.  When to take hydrangea cutting The best…

Hydrangeas are very popular for the large pom pom shaped flowers and the collection of colours but sometimes the leaves turn yellow and this can be disconcerting if you don’t understand the cause. There are plenty of reasons why leaves might turn yellow but rest assured there are also plenty of solutions. Natural yellow colour In some cases, the leaves could naturally turn yellow. There are a few varieties of hydrangeas that produce yellow leaves…

If you are growing a traditional hydrangea, aside from the climbing varieties, they’re moderately slow growers. However, they still need help from time to time especially if they are younger. Regular Varieties If your hydrangea is starting to reach the point where it’s flopping over, you might need to give it some support while it is continuing to grow. Almost all of the big leaf and panicle varieties get significantly sturdier as they mature and…

Hydrangeas are a unique plant known for having large blooms of various colours. Many people think of the stunning pinks and blues for which they are known. But how do they get that way? There are different varieties of hydrangeas, and they require different growing conditions. Some, like the bigleaf varieties, or mophead, can thrive in almost any soil conditions. However, the colour of the flowers is indicative of the soil type.  Blue flowers are…

Hydrangeas are beautiful plants with stunning flowers. It is the flowers that lure most people to them. But what happens when your hydrangea stops flowering? There are several things that can result in a lack of blooms ranging from too much fertiliser, frost damage, or more commonly improper pruning. You know better than anyone what is the likely culprit, based on your maintenance habits. However, in most cases, as mentioned, it is simply an issue…

Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs that produce a variety of colours and sizes for their flower heads. Gardner’s love the versatility available through the Evergreen and deciduous species and the plants grow so large that you can use them to make a hedge. The adult varieties are freestanding specimens that will very quickly assume the space you afford them. You can find two different types of flowers depending on the variety you choose. You can choose…

If you have a cherry tree in your garden, the fruit you can enjoy is well worth the effort of some regular pruning. Pruning not only helps revive otherwise older trees, but keeps them young, in shape (literally), and productive.  When to prune your cherry tree If you have a cherry tree, the best time to prune is between the middle of May and the middle of August. This is for regular pruning. Of course,…

If you have an olive tree at home, don’t get overwhelmed at the prospect of pruning. Pruning a large tree is not as difficult as it seems, and in so doing you can help your tree maintain optimum health and aesthetic appeal.  Olive trees are pretty slow growers compared to other trees, so if you have a young olive tree, the level of pruning required is next to none. During the early years, you want…

If you have a pear tree, do not be put off by the idea of pruning. Instead, take it a little at a time and you can enjoy a properly productive and well-shaped tree.  When to prune your pear tree The best time to prune a pear tree is during the winter, but only after the leaves have fallen. This is better for the plant and better for you; trying to assess the quality of…

There are over 80 species of magnolia trees, some of which are native to areas like Central America, others to the West Indies. They can be deciduous or evergreen and produce stunning flowers in Spring or Summer. But to keep them looking great, you need to ensure you properly prune your tree. How to Prune The first thing to note is that pruning your trees is not a necessity, but if you have a younger…