Category Archives for Shrub and Tree Garden

Guide to Garden Hedging

A hedge can be one of the most prominent features of a garden, yet few amateur gardeners seem to appreciate the great variety of hedging plants that is available or give much thought to which of many possible roles their … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Wildlife Garden Ideas

There is unlimited joy to be gained from a wildlife garden. It is a great pleasure to know that jays and thrushes have a place to nest and breed, and there’s a haven where kestrels and field mice, voles and … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Cottage Garden Designs

One of the sights that makes England so breathtakingly beautiful in summer is the traditional cottage garden. There is nothing lovelier in June and July. Usually a cottage garden has no formal structure and needs attention twelve months of the … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Front Garden Designs

 (Bright pink, purple and strong colours) A front garden often appears to be a statement of what the owners would like the outside world to think of them. And indeed the appearance at the front of the house does make … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Town House Garden Designs

(Grey, silver, blue and white) This delightful if slightly extravagant plan is designed for a garden that slopes up away from the house. It is fairly traditional and formal in its concept and offers everything from a trompe l’oeil trellis … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Converting Two Back Yards

This first design is the very reason I became seriously interested in low-maintenance gardening. I was impressed by the ease with which the garden took care of itself (rather than my taking care of it), and overwhelmed by the year-round … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Shrub and Tree Garden Guide for Mid Spring

Jobs to do Preparing the soil for planting Mid-spring is a better time to plant some of the shrubs mentioned in early spring, and there are others which should not be planted until now, so soil will need to be … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Shrub and Tree Garden in Mid Spring

Spring might have been a little hesitant in appearing during the last few weeks, but there will be no doubt about its presence by now. Cherries, pears and plums will be in flower, wall-grown peaches and nectarines will be setting … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Shrub and Tree Garden Jobs for Early Spring

Jobs to do Preparing the soil for planting It is still not too late to plant the various kinds of shrubs and trees which would have been better put in during late autumn or early winter. If you are expecting … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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When to Prune Late Summer-Flowering Shrubs: Early Spring

The late-summer-flowering shrubs to prune towards the end of early spring include the following: Abelia deciduous Prune only to tidy, cut out weak and straggling growth and one or two of the oldest shoots; regular annual pruning not necessary. Berberis … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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