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Wattle fencing has been around for centuries. It’s done by weaving thin branches through poles to make panels, and it goes right back to Neolithic times, so it’s a well-tried technique! Use a low wattle fence to define the edge of a bed and make a good wind barrier to protect young seedlings.More
The question of how and when to prune hedges is a frequent question asked by many gardeners, both experienced and less so. There are different pruning methods for different times of the year and plants, but this step by step guide should give you a good idea of what to do and when. There are many resources online and plenty of help in store as well.
Established and informal hedging
Hedging that is well established will ne...More
A fruit tree adds so much to a garden. Many make superb ornamental trees with their beautiful spring blossom, and some can even be grown in a large pot on a patio or balcony. Plus, you get to pick and enjoy your own home-grown fruit! To get you started, here are our top tips on growing fruit trees.More
Time to prepare the garden for autumn, even though it is still summer! Gardening always means looking towards the seasons ahead and being prepared for what to grow, what weather will be coming and what might need protecting. It is good to make plans and even write a list of what needs to be done. Here is our guide to getting on track with the months heading into autumn.More
The days might be getting shorter but there’s still plenty to enjoy in your garden, with late-flowering plants and stunning autumn foliage setting the garden aglow with colour. It’s time to harvest the veg, tidy up the beds and start thinking ahead to next spring. Here are our top 15 gardening jobs for September.More