Monthly Archives: July 2010

You Shall Not Pass

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Penstemons & Daylilys

A small back garden in Stoke Bishop, Bristol.¬† These Penstemons were looking old & leggy and not happy after the cold winter. A drastic prune, leaving enough healthy stem bases, has produced a fine, rejuvinated display. The lavenders we put … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Garden

The trained cordons of Pears are beginning to bear fruit. A good crop of onions. Part of a kitchen garden in the village of Hill, Gloucestershire.

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Summer Pruning Wisteria

Wisteria ¬†generally put on a fantastic flowering display this spring, at least down here in the West Country. The cold winter seems to have been good for flower bud formation. Late July, August is the time to start pruning back … Continue reading

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Hedge Cutting Beech Using Tripod Step Ladders

Hedge cutting season is in full swing now – trimming a beech hedge in Leigh Woods on the outskirts of Bristol. Safe access is often the problem dealing with hedges. The tripod step ladders are ideal for tall hedges on … Continue reading

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A fan trained peach bearing fruit

At least the peaches enjoyed the cold winter. A fan trained peach starting to bear fruit. A combination of good pruning technique, a cold winter and lots of bees going about their business this spring.

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