Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for March 19

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Complete rose pruning this month. Feed plants afterwards with a general purpose or proprietary rose feed, mulch with garden compost... View Article


Tips for February 2019

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Prune autumn fruiting raspberry canes. Cut the canes down to ground level. Cut back late summer and autumn flowering clematis... View Article


Tips for January 2019

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


Tips for December 2018

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Tidy and dead head winter bedding containers regularly. Purchase seed potatoes at the end of this month. It may seem... View Article


Tips for November 2018

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Plant tulip bulbs. Plant new rhubarb crowns. Space them 39″ apart. Lift and split established plants. Only use outer edge... View Article


Tips for October 2018

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Last month to plant spring cabbage. Plant them close together (easier to protect with cover from frost). Harvest every other... View Article


Tips fo September 2018

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Sow green manures in vegetable beds that are to be left fallow for the winter. Apply barrier glue or grease... View Article


Tips for August 2108

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Short lived penstemons and tender salvias may not over winter, take cuttings to ensure young bushy plants. Trim lavender plants... View Article


Tips for July 2018

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1. Wisteria is best pruned twice a year to control its size and promote flowering. Summer prune by shortening long... View Article


Tips for June 2018

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1. Sow biennials such as wall flowers and foxgloves to flower next year. 2. Prune ornamental cherry trees after flowers... View Article