Category Archives: pruning

Never a Dull Moment

It still looks very leafy, but the wisteria has now had its summer prune; some of the lower tendrils were removed a few weeks ago as they were impeding passage, but despite the heat and dryness of the summer the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In One Fell Swoop…

… the character of the woodland has been destroyed… Our neighbour on the hedge side came to the door a week or so ago to say they were planning on replacing part of the hedge at the bottom end of … Continue reading

Posted in boundaries, early spring, Gardening, Gardens, grasses, pruning, seed sowing, Six on Saturday, snowdrops, woodland | 40 Comments

Six Sights on Saturday, Not All of Them Pretty

I haven’t joined in with Jon the Propagator’s Six on Saturday since before Christmas, probably due to a combination of inadequate material to post about, short days, inclement weather and the amount of time I have to sit in front … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands

At last I have had time on my hands to get out in the garden and get on with all those seasonal jobs, managing at least a couple of hours most afternoons this week – and what a difference it … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, composting, dahlias, Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, pruning, Six on Saturday | 14 Comments

Six on Saturday: Snip Snip Snip

There has been a lot of snipping going on around here recently, with cutting back, down or out beginning in the borders during the week but,  more excitingly, our neighbours on the hedge side had workers in the garden today … Continue reading

Posted in annuals, container & basket plants, cutting beds, Gardening, Gardens, pruning, Six on Saturday | 30 Comments

In a Vase on Monday: of the Orient

I am fairly sure I have used this combination or something similar before, but being about to prune ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ from which the rosehips came, I couldn’t resist. So we have three rosehips with their crown-like sepals in three mini … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Still Busy

Despite the high winds yesterday, I still managed to accomplish one of the tasks that mark the seasons – summer pruning the wisteria. This involved an ordinary step ladder for the lower stems, the scaffolding for the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Scarlet Tigers, Whims and Being Thick

I was working through my list of garden tasks today and had just about finished deadheading, with tying in of clematis to follow, when I spotted this unusual visitor in the blue & white border. It took a fair amount … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet

All the gardening experts recommend the ‘Chelsea chop’, cutting back perennials to improve their flowering performance. So called because it is carried out in late May, around the time of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it can be done on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cutting Cornus

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