Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for June 2022

May 20, 2022 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for June 2022

Remove flowering shoots on rhubarb. Cut back any remaining leaves from spring flowering bulbs, once they have started to turn... View Article


Tips for May 2022

May 2, 2022 8:11 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for May 2022

Lift and divide overcrowded daffodil clumps. Gently separate offsets from parent bulbs and replant immediately, at a depth of three... View Article


Tips for April 2022

March 29, 2022 10:14 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for April 2022

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


Tips for March 2022

February 28, 2022 9:52 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for March 2022

Deadhead daffodils as the flowers fade. Pinch off flowers and seed capsules. Leave stems to die back naturally with the... View Article


Tips for February 2022

January 31, 2022 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for February 2022

Prune Wisteria by cutting back side shoots and shortening the summer pruned shoots further to just two or three buds.... View Article


Tips for January 22

December 29, 2021 10:33 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for January 22

Prune winter flowering Jasminum Nudiflorum once the flowers have faded, thinning and reducing the shrubs size. Plan a crop rotation... View Article


Tips for December 2021

December 1, 2021 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for December 2021

Keep flowering Azalea, Cyclamen and Hyacinths in cool conditions 50-59 deg. F. Clean bird baths and feeders well and regularly... View Article


Tips for November 21

November 1, 2021 9:59 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for November 21

Plant tulips this month. Plant to two or three times the bulbs depth. Protect with wire mesh covering if squirrels... View Article


Tips for October 21

September 27, 2021 8:32 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for October 21

Prune tall growing shrubs that are hard pruned in Spring, such as Lavatera and Buddleia, by half now to reduce... View Article


Tips for Sept 2021

August 29, 2021 10:16 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for Sept 2021

Plant spring flowering bulbs such as Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Muscari. Plant Tulips in November to reduce problems with tulip... View Article