What do you expect from your roses? Do you want large, perfect blooms for picking or do you prefer masses of blooms that provide a show? Do you enjoy pampering your roses, or should they just look after themselves? Every gardener is different and wants different things, which means there is no right or wrong […]
Late spring and early summer is when plant growth is most rapid and vigorous, which is why many hedges and topiaries require regular pruning at this time of year to maintain shape and form. The golden rule is to always cut off as little growth as possible with each successive shearing. This ensures dense, healthy […]
Winter Pruning Pruning is done for neatness and form, to curb natural damage and pest infestation, to tame, to allow in more light, for aesthetic reasons, but mostly to encourage dense growth and a better harvest of leaves, flowers and fruit. June You can start pruning deciduous shrubs and trees for neatness and shape at […]
Garden Master guide to pruning: Hedges A hedge can be an asset in any garden – especially those with formal designs. However, they can also become a nightmare if not treated properly. Pruning hedges Prune or shear hedges all year round to maintain their shape – the less volume that is removed at any one […]
Keep hedges in shape with ease If you’re looking for a tool that effortlessly keeps garden hedges in check, look no further. The STIHL HSA 45 is an ultra-convenient battery-operated hedge trimmer with excellent cutting performance, ideal for smaller trimming tasks around the home. It is part of the STIHL Lithium-ion range, and a great […]
Lightweight, nifty shears STIHL HSA 25 cordless shrub shears, with a choice of shrub cutter and grass trimmer attachments, weigh just 0.6kg and are ideal for trimming ornamental shrubs and small hedges and keeping lawn edges tidy. The HSA 25 shears feature a 10.8V lithium-ion battery, which guarantees complete mobility and a running time that’s […]
This beautiful display of roses is one of the rewards of winter pruning, along with good soil enrichment, watering and fertilising.