Author Archives for Jim Buttress

Tips for July 2021

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Summer prune wisteria this month or next, cutting back long, whippy shoots to five or six buds from a main... View Article


Tips for June 2021

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Finish planting Dahlia Tubers (4-6″) deep in well prepared, enriched beds or containers of compost. Pinch out tops of Broad... View Article


Tips for May 2021

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Earth up potatoes by about 10cm (4″) when shoots are 23cm ((“) tall and repeat the process as stems continue... View Article


Tips for April 2021

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Cut perennials such as Penstemons, Gaura and Verbena Bonariensis down to new shoots on last years growth. Once tomato seedlings... View Article


Tips for March 2021

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Lift divide and replant snowdrops as the foliage starts yellowing. Cover areas of soil with black plastic or black landscape... View Article


Tips for February 2021

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Cut back old fruiting raspberry canes to ground level. New canes that will bear fruit later in the the year... View Article


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