Pruning

What To Do In The Garden In October

Wildlife

In October, David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that you should also now be planning ahead for next year.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 2nd of October, 2017.

What To Do In The Garden in June

Seeds

At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of May, 2017.

January Gardening Jobs

Seeds

Although the days are short and the weather generally overcast, Andy Taylor suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Sunday, 1st of January, 2017.

Seasonal Gardening - Be Prepared for Autumn

Pruning

Autumn gardening is unfortunately about saying farewell to the warm summer days and Nathan James Dodd has a few suggestions on how best to prepare for winter.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of October, 2015.

How to Choose and Plant a Pear Tree

Garden Furniture

Pear trees are second in popularity only to apples, and are just as suitable if you have a small garden. David Hall explores the best varieties to choose and how to grow these wonderful fruit trees.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

The Most Beautiful Clemetis

Organic Gardening

The beauty of one particular Clematis has enchanted David Hall for many years, Clematis sieboldii or “Florida Bi-Colour” is his queen of the climbers and here he explains why it captivated him.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 28th of May, 2015.

Keeping Hedges In Shape

Climbing Plants

Whether you just have a hedge on one side of your garden or, like David Hall, a garden with laurel hedges on all sides, they will need to be pruned to retain their shape and density.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

Hanging Baskets - Now Available!

Laurel

Hanging Baskets have just arrived in our garden centre, take them home and hang in a sunny position and they will make a wonderful display all summer. Nathan James Dodd thinks they're fabulous and explains why.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of May, 2015.

Roses - Britain's Favourite Plant

Water Butts

Roses are regularly voted the nation's favourite plant. With such a fantastic variety of colour, scent, size and habit, it's no wonder that there's a rose to suit every garden. Nathan James Dodd explains their enduring appeal and how to ensure a summer long display.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 26th of May, 2015.

Pruning Trees And Shrubs

Pruning

Nathan James Dodd waits for the leaves to fall from the trees before pruning, as winter is the best time of the year to prune shrubs and trees using clean sharp secateurs and loppers.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 12th of November, 2014.

The Importance of Autumn Pruning

Gardening

Pruning involves the selective removal of a branches from a tree or plant to improve its health and shape, encouraging it to grow, flower and fruit. Many gardeners find pruning baffling, so here's an overview by David Hall of a subject that can get over complicated.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 8th of October, 2013.

How to Create a Victorian Garden

Pruning

Britain's place in the world was key to Victorian garden design. With an Empire on which the sun never set, it was natural that plants would be gathered from the furthest pink shaded corners of the globe. They would then be transported back to, and this is important, not only grand gardens but the modest plots of the burgeoning middle classes.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 21st of February, 2013.

The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Flowers

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering cherry tree.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.