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Hints and tips for pruning a climbing rose

WHEN: We have started to prune our climbing roses on the Pergola over the last few weeks. It is fine to prune the climbers at this time of year, and it is especially beneficial to us gardeners as pruning on the Pergola in December and January can be a very chilly job...

Autumn activities

My apologies for the lack of blog posts lately, but the more observant among you may notice that I am now publishing under a different name! My time and focus over this last summer has been taken up with organising my wedding, but now I am free to concentrate on...

Plant ID #12

Picture one- from left to right Quercus ilex- also known as Holm oak/evergreen oak Prunus lusitanica- Potuguese laurel Skimmia japonica Aucuba japonica- spotted laurel   Picture 2- from left to right Laurus nobilis- Bay Ilex aquifolium- holly Taxus baccata...
new bedding on the terrace

new bedding on the terrace

About 3,500 plants in little modular trays arrived on Monday morning. These all go in to the beds on the Victorian terrace and last through the gloomy days and into spring. The challenge was to get them in between the rainy downpours and get everything tidy before...