We love viburnums
Like many gardeners, we love viburnums and have even uprooted and taken various viburnum plants with us on the odd occasion we have moved house. Continue reading
If left to their own devices, raspberries will sprout up like weeds. So plant the canes in rows leaving enough of a channel so that you can walk in between the bushes and pick the fruit. And every time you seem one growing in between the rows or sprouting elsewhere, pull it up if it is in the way. Continue reading
When planting a Rowan Tree, choose your area carefully. They like open un-shaded areas with lots of sunshine but they don’t enjoy too much heat. They are a tree that grows everywhere in the UK but is particularly prolific in Scotland, so much so that some people would like to see it designated as Scotland’s national tree.
Bareroot roses can last a long time and be incredibly good value as plants if cared for well. Plant bare-root varieties in late autumn to early spring. Never plant during a severe winter frost. It doesn’t really matter when you put containerised roses out, but plant them out as soon as you have purchased them.
If you love cats and want to create a bird-friendly hedge, make sure you have a few thorny plants included, which we have done in our bird friendly hedging. Once the hedge is mature, most birds will be happy to build a nest in it and the cats will play elsewhere rather than risk pricking themselves on thorns.
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