Pruning your stone fruit trees, how, why and when.

Pruning trees can be a complex art form, with each species of tree requiring different techniques, methods, environmental conditions and times of the year. Today we will be looking at when to prune stone fruit trees such as cherry trees, along with some problems which can occur as a result of pruning at the wrong time of … Continue reading Pruning your stone fruit trees, how, why and when.

Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

One should never give up the opportunity to learn and even experts still have much to learn. This weekend we got the chance to attend a stone fruit pruning workshop at the Windmill community gardens in Nottingham. Lead by Marc Richmond, an RHS expert in pruning who works on over 900 apple trees per year, and hosted … Continue reading Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

Plant of the Week ~ Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ah the sweet scent of honeysuckle on the breeze. What better way to be welcomed into the garden? Check out this weeks plant of the week blog to learn more about this delightful plant.

Pruning for spring

As the temperature begins to drop and the days become shorter, many plants are starting to go dormant ready for Winter. This is the perfect time to prune back certain plants ready for Spring. Naturally, this is dependant on what plants are in your garden. While dormant they are less likely to suffer damage from … Continue reading Pruning for spring