Category : General gardening topics

How to grow Daphnes from planting positions, general care to propagating

How to grow Daphnes from planting positions, general care to propagating

Daphne’s are a wonderful plant to grow for extra colour during the winter especially when February hits and there is limited colour elsewhere in your garden. But it’s not just

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Top 8 Low maintenance hedges for providing privacy

Top 8 Low maintenance hedges for providing privacy

Not all hedges need to require hours of work to maintain them and many require limited pruning too. In fact, if you’re short on time the best hedges are those

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Best grass seed for shade

Best grass seed for shade

What have you done about the barren shaded areas that stand out in your otherwise magazine-worthy garden? Are they just bare patches of soil, maybe with weeds growing in them?

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Top 10 low maintenance shrubs that require minimal care

Top 10 low maintenance shrubs that require minimal care

If you are a gardener looking for shrubs that require minimal care, you are not alone. Whether you have health issues, limited time, or just don’t want to be outside

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How to plant and grow Buxus topiary and hedges

How to plant and grow Buxus topiary and hedges

If you are looking to grow buxus topiaries and hedges, you have a variety of options at your disposal. Picking the right variety is the first step in growing Buxus

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How and when to prune bay trees (Laurus nobilis)

How and when to prune bay trees (Laurus nobilis)

Laurus nobilis, commonly known as bay trees and popular with cooking can be easily grown just about anywhere in your garden, whether you keep them as an ornamental topiary, leave

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Buxus problems – Box Blight and other diseases

Buxus problems – Box Blight and other diseases

Most of the issues you face with any plant including your box plant have to do with less-than-ideal conditions. It’s important to understand that pests and diseases don’t typically attack

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How to plant a Buxus hedge potted vs bare root and spacing

How to plant a Buxus hedge potted vs bare root and spacing

If you decide to purchase Buxus plants, you can grow them directly in the ground to create a hedge at any time of the year.  First, you have to decide

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When and how to prune/trim Buxus

When and how to prune/trim Buxus

If you have buxus which are often also referred to as box plants, while it will stay green all year it’s important to keep the dense, tight shape for which

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How to grow quince trees which are a great addition to your fruit tree collection

How to grow quince trees which are a great addition to your fruit tree collection

Quinces are ornamental flowering trees which live for a long time, grow to a medium-size and produce fruit and best of all, there not prone to some of the other

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