Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for January 2021

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Prune established Gooseberry, Red and White Currant bushes now. Remove dead wood and low lying shoots, then prune side shoots... View Article


Tips for December 2020

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Prune grapevines this month to avoid bleeding from pruning cuts which can reduce vigour. For early tender stems, force rhubarb... View Article


Tips for November 2020

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Plant tulip bulbs for spring flowers. Plant to a depth of 6″. Start winter pruning of apple and pear trees.... View Article


Tips for October 2020

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Cut down Asparagus stems as they turn yellow and mulch with well rotted farmyard manure or garden compost. Plant rhubarb... View Article


Tips for September 2020

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At the end of the month cut down asparagus foliage. Plant spring flowering bulbs such as crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and... View Article


Tips for August 2020

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Complete summer pruning of currant bushes. Cut summer fruited raspberry canes down to soil level. Tie in healthy canes for... View Article


Tips for July 2020

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Thin overcrowded apples, pears and plums. If you do this now it means you will get larger and better quality... View Article


Tips for June 2020

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Plant out sweet corn 16″ apart but in blocks rather than rows as this aids pollination by the wind. Finish... View Article


Tips for May 2020

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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