Tag Archives: Chelsea chop

Best of the August Bunch

For some time, Chloris of My Blooming Garden has been hosting a meme celebrating the Top Ten blooms each month; it is often difficult to pick just ten, to avoid both repetition and featuring several varieties of the same species, … 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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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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Cropping Up

I felt like a cork about to come out of a bottle this afternoon, knowing the weather was dry and there was nothing to stop me getting outside and catching up on gardening jobs – excepting for cleaning out the … Continue reading

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