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RHS Pruning Group 7

Time for pruning group 7 from the Royal Horticultural Society. This group involves hard pruning shrubs and trees in one of two processes: pollarding or coppicing.

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Sowing success

Sowing success

Growing plants from seed is a rewarding process that can generate hundreds of new plants. You need very little specialist equipment or skills, but may lose your precious seedlings to disease or…

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Hardiness zones

Are you someone who purchases plants and hopes for the best? Or do you like to know every detail, like how much sun, what soil type or how big they grow?

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RHS Pruning Group 6

Do you have shrubs in your garden which give you a show of blooms after midsummer? RHS Pruning Group 6 covers those plants which flower in late summer and autumn

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Don’t work out, work outdoors

Our post Garden Trends for 2018 touched on the idea of “green gyms”. What exactly is a green gym and why should you seriously consider one? They revolve around this simple maxim: Don’t work out, work…

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Common British perennial weeds

Our gardens are under constant threat of invasion. The enemy? Several common British perennial weeds (not to mention the annuals we’ll see in a later article). As these are perennial, they have the…

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