Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for August 19

July 29, 2019 1:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for August 19

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


Tips for July 2019

June 26, 2019 9:20 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for July 2019

Summer prune Wisteria cutting back long whippy shoots to five or six buds from main stem. Lift spring planted garlic... View Article


Tips for June 19

June 3, 2019 7:39 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for June 19

Remove spent flowers from camellias and rhododendrons. Avoid damage to brittle leaf buds. They appear just behind the blooms. Start... View Article


Tips for May 2019

April 28, 2019 1:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for May 2019

Harvest rhubarb stalks reach 9-12″. Pull (do not cut) stalks. Lift and divide overcrowded daffodil clumps. Separate offsets from parent... View Article


Tips for April 2019

March 28, 2019 12:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for April 2019

Trim Lavender. Take out old flower stems and shorten shoots by 2.5cm if not done last Autumn. Plant summer flowering... View Article


Tips for March 19

February 28, 2019 3:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for March 19

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

January 30, 2019 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for February 2019

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

January 2, 2019 4:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for January 2019

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

December 3, 2018 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for December 2018

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

October 17, 2018 8:32 am Published by Comments Off on Tips for November 2018

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