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Can you spot an ‘enthusiastic’ plant?

The worms have spent some time thinking of pruning tasks in the garden for June this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like pruning the more enthusiastic plants in your garden. Deadheading your baskets and Dahlias to keep them flowering. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips […]

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A week of Wisteria pruning tips and cartoons

The worms have spent some time thinking of pruning tasks in the garden for June this week. There’s quite a few to dos when pruning your Wisteria. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips of what you can do now in your #garden The wrigglers are amateur gardeners, […]

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Thinking about pruning your Wisteria, now it’s flowered

The worms have spent some time thinking of pruning tasks in the garden for June this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like pruning your Wisteria, having flowered. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips of what you can do now in your #garden The wrigglers are […]

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Pruning your Elaeagnus?

Elaeagnus, trim back unwanted branches in spring. Avoid removing wood that is more than a few years old. Trim hedges in early and late summer. On variegated forms, promptly remove any green reverted shoots to keep the variegated format.

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Pruning your Clematis Montana?

Regular pruning of clematis, like the Montana, encourages strong growth and flowering and keeps the growth in check. Left unpruned, clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level. Clematis in pruning group one flower early in the year and should be pruned after flowering in mid- to late spring.

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Pruning a Philadelphus?

garden for June this week. There’s quite a few to dos, like pruning your Philadelphus. Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips of what you can do now in your #garden

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What you need to avoid pruning this Spring …

Spring can be the busiest time of year for gardeners. Once day length and temperatures increase, our plants surge into growth. In addition to soil preparation, seed sowing and planting, there’s also plenty of pruning to be done.

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Which plants are you waiting to prune?

Box (Buxus) is commonly planted in gardens as a clipped, formal plant or hedge, although there are many types available that are ideal for naturalistic planting. While box has been a traditional stalwart in gardens, it is now proving more difficult to grow well due to disease and pests marring their neat appearance.