Category Archives for Trees and Shrubs

Garden Conifers

Evergreen conifers are collectively one of the most important groups of trees and shrubs for garden planting. They depend for their impact chiefly on their foliage and overall shape, and because these vary little from one season to the next, … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Evergreen and Deciduous Tree Types

6. TREES 6A. Trees – evergreen Eucalyptus niphophila (Snow gum) There are few evergreen trees hardy in Britain, even fewer that are fast growing. The snow gum is about the best of these for the low maintenance gardener as it … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Roses and Shrubs

For those who love roses and are faced with the same airless problem as I have in my town garden, patio roses on their own roots in tubs put into an open area of the garden to avoid the still … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Trees

Planting a tree is the joyous responsibility of anyone who has the opportunity to do so. Human and animal life depend on trees for oxygen, trees are our life line, our life support system. Yet trees are being cut down … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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DABOECIA (ST. DABEOC’S HEATH)

  (evergreen) Plant in September, October, March or April in lime-free soil. Daboecia cantabrka, 1½ ft., numerous rose-purple flowers from June to November. D.c. Alba, white flowers. D.c. Bicolor, unusual in that it bears both white and rosy-purple flowers on … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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CYTISUS (BROOM)

(D=deciduous leaf-losing) There are so many brooms available that selection is very much a matter of personal choice from nurserymen’s stocks. These pea-flowered shrubs often have fragrant flowers in early summer, sometimes in one colour but frequently with parts of … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by admin
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Controlling Tree and Shrub Pests and Diseases

Controls and Treatments Prevention is better than cure — if you follow this principle when growing plants, you will save yourself time and expense. A good start with proper planting, followed by ensuring that food and water are supplied as … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Jobs to do in the Shrub and Tree Garden in Late Winter

Jobs to do Preparing the ground for planting As you may still have heeled-in plants to put in or may be expecting new arrivals in early spring, such as evergreens, the ground will need forking and dressing with bonemeal. If … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Feeding Shrubs and Trees in Late Winter

Late winter is an appropriate time to feed tree fruits, if they need it. If the soil was carefully prepared before planting and is subsequently regularly topdressed with rotted organic matter fertilizers may not be necessary at all. However, sandy … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Pruning Shrubs and Trees in Late Winter

If tree fruit pruning is not finished in late winter, it will be too late to do it afterwards without damaging the trees and upsetting their management. Wisteria should be pruned, if not yet done, together with other climbing ornamentals … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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