Plant a Garden Hedge

HEDGES THAT CAN TAKE IT! Seemingly, many home gardeners fail to appreciate the value and proper use of pruning shears, plant food, and mulches in the care of hedges. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to grow beautiful hedges, and hedge plants are not especially exacting in their requirements, but a few conditions must be met. SELECT […]

How to prune roses this Spring

SPRING PRUNING of established roses is always a gamble. If you prune too early, late spring frosts can kill all the canes. If you prune too late, some of the plants’ strength will be lost in the growth of the top shoots (spinach). You and you alone must be the judge of when to prune your roses. All roses must […]

Gardening in November – Pruning and training

Gardening in November Pruning and Training Fruit trees should be planted this month, for optimum trainable growth next year. Lots of old, coarse compost in the planting hole will suit them well. And a mulch of the same. A good month for planting or moving roses, too. Cut them well back to stop wind-rock and to encourage strong new growth […]