Category : Gardening tips, advice and ideas

How to prune French Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)

How to prune French Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)

Pruning French / Spanish Lavender French and Spanish Lavender is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants and is also known as the Lavandula stoechas. It is more tender and less hardy

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Best Plants For Hanging Baskets

Best Plants For Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets plants Using the best plants for hanging baskets can help transform you outdoor space and add tranquility to an outside area but with so many different basket plants

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Pyracantha rogersiana growing guide, pruning and planting tips

Pyracantha rogersiana growing guide, pruning and planting tips

Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian Firethorn) Originating from Western China, Pyracantha rogersiana is a drought resistant, evergreen and bushy shrub that is ideal for forming a hedge or as a border/wall shrub.

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Pruning Camellias – How and when to prune a Camellia

Pruning Camellias – How and when to prune a Camellia

Pruning Camellias Many gardeners think that Camellias are difficult plants to grow but this could not be further from the truth. In fact they will grow in most areas, except

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Fast growing hedges, the complete guide

Fast growing hedges, the complete guide

Fast growing hedges Quick growing hedges are typically planted to mark out your property boundary or perhaps you would like to form a fast growing privacy hedge to stop prying neighbours looking

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Buddleia alternifolia – Growing tips, pruning and care

Buddleia alternifolia – Growing tips, pruning and care

Growing Buddleia alternifolia (Butterfly Bush) Most of us could quickly identify the hugely common, but extremely popular Buddleia davidii and some may have seen the new dwarf buddleia varieties but most

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Dwarf Buddleia – Butterfly Bushes Ideal For Small Gardens & Patio Pots

Dwarf Buddleia – Butterfly Bushes Ideal For Small Gardens & Patio Pots

Growing Dwarf Buddleias Buddleia are one of the most loved garden plants admired by gardeners, birds, bees and insects alike and there is no mistaking the sweetly scented, fragrant flowers that

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How to take Buddleia cuttings – Growing Butterfly Bushes

How to take Buddleia cuttings – Growing Butterfly Bushes

How to propagate Buddleia plants Buddleias are more commonly known as ‘the butterfly bush’ for their magnet-like attraction that butterflies have to them. There is no mistaking the highly scented

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Pruning Honeysuckle – When and how to prune Lonicera

Pruning Honeysuckle – When and how to prune Lonicera

Lonicera (Honeysuckle) Honeysuckle Climbers Lonicera, more commonly known as the ‘Honeysuckle’ plant are one of the most popular garden climbing plants and often seen in many gardens throughout the UK. They

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Pruning Gooseberries – Pruning as bushes or wall trained cordon

Pruning Gooseberries – Pruning as bushes or wall trained cordon

Pruning and Training Gooseberries Gooseberries are an excellent soft fruit to grow. They will thrive in a full sun site in most soils, so are ideal for most gardens and

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