Roses

Roses are the garden plant that everyone loves and spends their time trying to get the best from them! I’m no different, I have had a love affair with them for over 40yrs now, growing up in the gardens of Mottisfont certainly installs that love into you, just though their complete magic Roses aren’t hard…

The garden in April

April’s a very busy month in gardening, there is so much work to do in the garden at the moment so I thought I would put together a blog featuring some of the jobs you can be doing during this time, just to try and help you all work out how to do things within…

Pruning back evergreen ferns

Evergreen ferns are one of those mainstays of the garden, they provide a dark green back drop for many plants within the woodland and shady parts of the garden. Keeping them looking their best is pretty simple and is done ideally in mid spring, such as now. It’s best to do it just as a…

Things to do in the garden this weekend

Well I thought I would start up this to do list but do it on a slightly different slant. That being, showing you some of the work carried out by me and my team in the last week. Hopefully it will inspire you to have a go in the garden this week and have a…

Pruning Rosa Rugosa roses

Rosa rugosa group of roses are some of the hardest, toughest roses that we can grow here in the uk. They take north, south, east and west facing sites. Most soil types apart from very waterlogged soils, indeed, they will grow quite happily in pure sand on the high tide mark on the beach! They…

Pruning back dogwoods/Cornus for stem colour

The dogwoods or the various forms of Cornus make a massive impact in the garden for the winter months. Their highly coloured stems really shine out in the winter light. The best colour comes from the youngest of growth and if you are growing them for just the winter colours, now is the time to…