Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for May 2020

April 27, 2020 7:27 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for May 2020

Continue to earth up potatoes until June. Lift and divide overcrowded daffodil clumps. Gently separate offsets from parent plants and... View Article


Tips for April 2020

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If you did not prune your Lavender last autumn. do so now, using secateurs or shears to remove spent flower... View Article


Tips for March 2020

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Complete rose pruning this month, feeding afterwards with a proprietary rose fertiliser and mulching with garden compost or manure. Plant... View Article


Tips for February 2020

January 27, 2020 9:59 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for February 2020

Cut back late summer and autumn flowering Clematis (Group 3) 12″ from ground level. Prune autumn fruiting raspberries cutting all... View Article


Tips for Jan 2020

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You can winter-prune Wisteria this month or next, shorten shoots that were pruned last summer to two or three buds... View Article


Tips for Dec 19

December 2, 2019 9:44 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for Dec 19

Prune Acer and Betula before mid-December to avoid bleeding from cuts. Purchase seed potatoes at the end of this month.... View Article


Tips for Nov 19

October 30, 2019 9:41 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for Nov 19

Prune Acers now rather than in late spring to avoid the risk of bleeding sap. Plant tulips for spring flowering.... View Article


Tips for October 19

September 28, 2019 8:12 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for October 19

Apply Autumn lawn feed as soon as possible. Apply barrier glue or grease bands to apple and pear trees to... View Article


Tips for September 19

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Plant spring flowering bulbs such as Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Muscari by the end of the month. Plant Tulips in... View Article


Tips for August 19

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Prune Wisteria, Remove all whippy shoots cutting back to 5 or 6 buds from the main stems. Keep protective measures... View Article