July 2017

Hortic Students

We have a vacancy for a Hortic. Dip. or RHS Volunteer who needs to complete their practical hours. We will give you training & work experience in garden maintenance,  plant production etc  in return for a few hours work a week during the holidays. Contact Christine 07778447920

Bee & Butterfly Garden is at its best

Butterflies love Buddlias

Timely Tips for July

SHRUBS & FRUIT Prune Box & Topiary from now until mid August. Prune summer growth of Wisteria to within 5 buds of the main stem. Keep on deadheading flowering shrubs such as repeat flowering roses to keep them producing new buds & flowers. Summer prune overlong shoots on trained fruit trees like espaliers to 4 […]

July Pics

Wildflower Meadow 3rd JulyRodgersia Bed 3rd July

July images

The Slate Garden in July

Plums; To thin or not to thin?

This year has been a really good year for plums, too good in fact, if you  leave plums hanging like grapes they’ll get too heavy and branches will break under the weight.Then they use their energy to form stones etc on lots of small fruits. Best practice is to thin out the fruits & it […]