Low Risk Perennials

Good housekeeping of plants/sufficient air circulation can cut the risk of disease and fungal infections but some plants are naturally resilient. Perennials with this trait can be incorporated in the open space and have an impact on neighbouring varieties. While these are not free from problems, under the right conditions very easy to keep. Phlox […]

Read More

Interesting Hedging.

Hedging has often been used as a method to mark a boundary. Seemingly uninteresting and purely fit for purpose. In recent times, a more unorthodox approach has been taken to offer colour, foliage interest and if encouraging wildlife at the same time even better. Crataegus (Hawthorn), often found in the countryside, is fairly common as […]

Read More

Roses – Part 2

The efforts to remove diseased debris from the ground will help reduce pests as well as contain disease. Good housekeeping is an effective way of controlling pests and diseases using ethical methods. The biodiversity of an open space – it’s important to sustain as many eco-systems as possible. Caterpillars will eat both the flowers and […]

Read More

Roses – Part 1

A time to start cutting these down. It will be to remove dead, damaged and diseased wood. In high winds, it ensures minimal damage to branches if it can move through the Rose. It will improve next years flowering – if there are no pointless branches the energy can move through to where it is […]

Read More