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'Pruning Strawberries'

What to do in the garden in November

…remove any showing signs of disease or rotting. * • Tidy up your strawberry plants - cut off any dead leaves and remove runners. * • Prune pear and apple trees anytime between now and February. But don't be tempted to prune your plum trees now as they will be susceptible to the silver leaf…

Fruit Growing Guide

…Planting holes should be prepared to a depth to plant your bush at the same level as the nursery soil mark. Firm in after planting. Pruning We supply ready pruned so do nothing the first year. Your aim should be to keep an open bush habit to allow light and air to penetrate to discourage disease…

What to do in the garden in August

…a couple of hours and then bag them up to use over winter. * • Tidy up strawberry plants and remove any old straw from around the plants to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of pests and diseases. * • Prune the fruited stems of your blackcurrant bushes after harvesting. * • Cut…

What to do in the garden in March

…taken last year may need planting or potting on now. * • Prune early-flowering Clematis once their flowers have finished and summer-flowering Clematis before they start into active growth - find out how using our clematis pruning guide . * • Finish cutting back shrubs grown for their…

What to do in the garden in September

…* • Order your strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or currant bushes for cropping next year as these plants are best planted during their dormant season. * • Pot up strawberry runners to make extra plants for next year. Plant out any rooted runners of strawberries for a good crop next…

How To Grow Wistera

…your wisteria in a sheltered spot. How to prune wisteria Just the thought of wisteria pruning can send many gardeners into a panic - but it needn't be difficult if you understand a few basic principles. Unlike many plants, Wisteria needs to be pruned twice a year - once in late winter (February)…

How To Prune a Clematis

…* Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * How To Guide for Pruning a Clematis How to prune a Clematis Clematis plants are often classified in groups according to their pruning requirements. The correct time for pruning clematis depends upon the type of flowering wood that the plant produces.…

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How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

…sun or semi-shade. How to prune Buddleja Buddleja plants are really low maintenance, but they do benefit from pruning in early spring. Pruning will prevent them from becoming leggy and helps to maintain a nice compact plant. Buddleja plants flower on new growth, so pruning will also help to promote…

How To Grow Blueberries

…alkaline over time. Pruning Blueberry Plants Blueberry bushes don't really require a lot of attention. But to ensure that your plant remains productive over many years you will need to prune them each spring around February or March, while the plant is still dormant. Pruning blueberries is really…

Facebook question

…established but somewhat misshapen, then you can prune each stem back hard to about 15cm (6") from ground level to encourage new stems to be produced. However, it is important that hard pruning should be spread over a number of years, pruning back just one main stem per year. After several years…

How To Grow Raspberries

…delicious crop! Pruning Raspberries * Knowing when to prune raspberries can seem complicated but it is really very simple! All you need is a good pair of secateurs and some gardening gloves to protect against thorns. * Pruning autumn-fruiting raspberries these are the simplest to prune. In late…

What to do in the garden in December

…* • Prune climbing roses now; cutting away diseased or damaged growth and tying in any new shoots to their support. Prune older flowered side shoots back by two thirds of their length. * • Prune Japanese Maples (Acers) and vines now if needed, as they will bleed sap if pruning is done any…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question & Answer Session 11th November 2011

…ideas Diane, best of luck. Name: Kay Rogers Question: Hi Sue,not sure how or when to prune my Cornus or blueberries. Any help please Answer: Hi Kay, a lot of species in the Cornus genus require little or no pruning but if you’re growing a shrub for its colourful winter stems, such as Cornus…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 26th November 2010

…training your trees as an espalier (a main trunk with neatly pruned horizontal branches on either side). This is fine for apple trees but quinces are better trained in a fan shape as they don't respond well to such restrictive pruning. It's also worth checking that your apple tree is spur-bearing…

Growing fruits from seed

…stage a small crack will appear near the stalk and it will have a rich fruity fragrance. Harvest with 0.5in (1cm) of stalk attached. Strawberries Surface sow strawberries on a moist seed compost and lightly cover with fine perlite. Cover with glass or polythene. Germination takes 3-4 weeks at 60-65F…

What to do in the garden in July

…don't need more plants simply remove the strawberry runners completely. * • Maximise your fig crop by pinching out the tips of sideshoots after they have developed five leaves. * • Prune your plum, apricot, peach and cherry trees now. Pruning these species in the summer reduces the risk…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

…or peaches these should be pruned in the summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf disease. * When growing cordon fruit trees, pruning begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining…

Gardening Questions & Answers

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How to grow fuchsias

…from frost damage, regardless of how hardy the variety is. Training and pruning fuchsias Upright / Bush fuchsias Bush Fuchsias are best pruned in spring. Cut back the stems to a permanent low framework. Climbing fuchsias Prune out the oldest stems in spring when the fresh buds begin to break, and…

How to Grow Hydrangeas

…Hydrangea pruning Shrubby Hydrangeas such as Hydrangea macrophylla cultivars, H. paniculata and H. arborescens can all be treated in a similar way. Flowering on the previous year's wood, they generally need little maintenance, but pruning will certainly help to produce a better display. Prune

Michael Perry's Gardening Blog August 2012 - My Garden, an Update

…planning our spring 2013 plant range at the moment, so rushing from our offices to our trials site, over to Holland, Germany and fitting in some pruning and preening at homeâ ¦ I revealed what I was growing in one of my last blogs, so let's see how everything's getting on, thanks to lots of rain but…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th May 2011

…and die. Leaves may also shrivel and there may be die-back of the shoots. The pruning you carried out last year was a good idea as this improves air circulation around the branches. If you haven’t already, prune out any infected branches/blossoms and put the clippings in with normal household…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 25th November

…patient as they will not provide a crop until at least their second year. I would recommend that you choose an everbearer such as Strawberry ‘Florian’ or Strawberry ‘Sarian’ that will fruit throughout the summer. Name: Jessica Hope Question: Sorry another question for Sue, i…

Facebook questions Dec 22nd

…to hard prune it in early spring by cutting stems back to about 60cm (2ft) above ground level. I know this sounds drastic, and many other plants would struggle to recover from such treatment; but Camellias are extremely resilient and actually benefit from rejuvenation pruning. After pruning, spread…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

…* Ann Olson-Neumann * When is the best time of Autumn to cut back / prune my apple & cherry trees. Also how far from the branch - meaning the minimum of branch left. They are not OLD TREES 5yrs, still small girth. I want to prune hard as the rain this year has made thin branches & Apple Tree top…

What to do in the garden in May

What to do in the garden in May There's always something to be doing in the garden, whether it's pruning, tidying or sowing, so we've put together our top gardening tasks for May. In the flower garden Michael Perry (New Product Development Manager) says... Want to know the secrets to handsome…

How To Grow Lavender

…dry weather. Once established, Lavender is reasonably drought tolerant. Pruning Lavender Lavender plants will need pruning each year in order to prevent them becoming sparse and woody. After flowering, in late summer, prune lavender plants back to within 2cm (1") of the previous year's growth to…

Facebook Question and Answer session 11th July 2014

…environment that is affecting its growth in general. Philadelphus flowers on the previous year's wood and requires annual pruning to make the most of the blooms. It's best to prune in midsummer (after flowering) to ensure that sufficient new growth can be made during the remainder of the season to…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st October 2010

…barrier all year round. Rosa rugosa can make a very prickly hedge but this can also make it really nasty to prune. It is vigorous and fast growing, so many people deal with the pruning issue by simply cutting it back to ground level each year, however this would leave your garden open to intruders.…

Slugs | How to Get Rid of Slugs | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…measures can I use to stop my strawberry plants being attacked? - Why have the stems of my clematis been stripped of their outer layers? Some of the stems are dead and there are holes in the leaves. What preventative measures can I use to stop my strawberry plants being attacked? It sounds…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…us know how you get on. Name: Helena Fasching Question: When can you prune a Catalpa? Answer: Hi Helen, it’s best to prune your Catalpa when it is dormant between the autumn and late winter. They respond well to hard pruning so don’t be afraid take out larger branches if needed. Remember…

How To Gardening Guides and Tips

…how to plant garlic, when to harvest potatoes, or how to prune a Clematis? Our useful 'How To' guides cover a wide range of topics to bring you specialist advice on growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. Read about planting, pruning, harvesting and much more. Our 'How To' garden guides give…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…give it a good mulch of well rotted manure or compost (take care not to mound it up around the stem). Wait until late spring before you begin to prune out any dead wood and keep it well watered this summer while it’s new root system is developing. It will take a year or two to fully settle…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…the spread of disease. Dirty secateurs may introduce bacteria and fungi to fresh pruning wounds. Sharpening your tools will also improve their performance; they'll be easier to work with and will give cleaner pruning cuts. 10. Create a composting area If you haven't already then try setting up a…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th June 2012

…can be pruned out in early spring before the leaves emerge. I hope this helps, Steve. Name: Sara Le Page Question: My strawberries have long white worms in them..HORRID, How can I stop them before they ruin the whole crop. Answer: Hello Sara. I am mystified by this. The only common strawberry pest…