Hedge trimming tips 

a few tips of cutting your hedges both a little safety and a few tips on different ways of working

Pruning once flowering rambling roses

Pruning once flowering rambling roses is a sea of confusion, hopefully my latest blog will make it all clearer for you, as I take you step by step in how to do it

Job of the week- pruning back Penstemons 

Penstemons to me are a great plant to have in any size garden, they flower all summer long and are loved by bees. They come in such a wide range of colours as well as well as being so easy to look after as well. They are one of those plants that don’t need much…

Job of the week-tying in climbers 

Well it’s not so much of a job of the week, but more of a job for almost every week for the next 4-6months, Although it’s a simple job, it’s an important one, even more so on the more vigorous climbers like Clematis and roses. It stops the new growths being broken and damaged, also…

Job of the week- Pruning Buddleja 

My job of the week this week is back to the job I love most pruning, there is nothing much nicer pruning and shaping a plant knowing that it will look good and encourage better plants for it. Pruning buddlejas is a pretty simple job, all you need is a pair of really sharp secateurs,…

The International Pruning Network maybe….

Well this has been kicking around in my head for a while, there’s some brilliant groups out there in the world of horticulture, from alpines to cacti but there’s none bringing together like minded gardeners (both professional and keen amateurs) who just love pruning and want to talk to others about it, share ideas and…

Plant of the week- Rubus cockurnianus ‘Goldenvale’ 

Rubus cockurnianus is a beautiful shrub within its own right. It’s delicate fernlike leaves are bourne on stunning white and purple stems up to 3m in height,  in the winter light, glow stunnningly and light up the borders like a ray of moonlight beaming up from them. Their growth is best described as a slight…