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Pruning Trees And Shrubs

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

As winter is generally the best time of the year to prune shrubs and trees, we usually wait for the leaves to fall from the trees before getting out our clean sharp secateurs and loppers.

Pruning leads to healthy new growth, encourages the formation of fruit or flower buds and re-shapes plants that look unbalanced or have been damaged by bad weather.

Techniques needed to prune different species of trees and shrubs are many and varied but you can bear in mind a few basic rules. 

Caring for Citrus Plants

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

You may well have received a citrus plant as a present at Christmas or the New Year. We share our knowledge on how best to look after these attractive plants that will bear fruit if provided with ideal environment.

To avoid disappointment make sure that your plant is a named cultivar from a reliable retailer. Remember that plants grown from pips will not flower, you need a grafted plant for successful fruiting.

Invaders Threaten Our Native Bluebells

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

If you enjoy strolling through a bluebell wood, you may not be aware that this beautiful sight might soon disappear, here we explain why we should all be aware of a foreign invader.

Bluebells are such an iconic spring plant throughout our woodlands that it would be unthinkable if they were no longer there to enjoy. But the fact is that they are under threat from a horticultural armada.

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