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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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The Art of the Planter

It’s easy when designing a garden to consider the hard landscaping, the beds and borders and the furnishings. Many people then opt for architectural containers holding one specimen. This can be…

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Mulching explained

Mulching explained

A mulch is basically a material that we use to create a thick layer on top of the soil. This helps to retain moisture, prevent erosion, suppress weeds and regulate soil temperature.

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RHS Pruning Groups 2, 3 and 5

RHS Pruning Groups 2, 3 and 5

Following on from our look into the first category, here’s an overview of RHS Pruning Groups 2, 3 and 5. The Royal Horticultural Society treats these classes in one place, and so shall we. The…

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Automated garden lighting

Automated Garden Lighting

Have you now got the garden of your dreams, but something seems lacking in the evening? Perhaps you’re in the process of looking into a new garden design, and are conscious of wanting to use your…

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