Plants and shrubs

How to take hardwood cuttings

Hardwood cuttings are a simple and reliable way of producing new plants from deciduous climbers, trees and shrubs. Hardwood cuttings take their name from taking a cutting from the more mature stems that are fully dormant and not showing any soft, green or active growth. It should be firm and Read more…

By BeaWest, ago
Trees

Growing an Acer or Japanese Maple Tree

Acer (or Japanese Maple) are small, slow growing, deciduous trees with a beautiful deep red leaf. Acers suit being grown in a pot, due to the extremely slow growth they show and are perfect for the smaller garden. They prefer a sheltered aspect as direct sun will scorch their leaves. Read more…

By BeaWest, ago
Trees

Protecting a magnolia tree from frost

The most dangerous times for a magnolia, especially young ones, are when the tree is starting to bud but there are still frosts around. Whilst the tree will most likely survive, it may well lose the blooms for that year and may lose some branches. Protect the trees by wrapping Read more…

By BeaWest, ago
Trees

Autumn care for deciduous trees

November is a great time of year for tidying up of any deciduous trees you may have in your garden. After the leaves fall off the tree it goes into a state of dormancy and is therefore ideal for any necessary pruning. Pruning at this time of year prevent excessive Read more…

By BeaWest, ago