Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs

Deciduous shrubs that flower in late winter, spring and early summer need annual pruning to encourage strong, healthy shoots and improve flowering. Some spring-flowering shrubs, such as philadelphus and forsythia, become straggly and untidy unless pruned every year. An unpruned plant also takes up lots of space and flowers less well than a pruned one.

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Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’

David Wilson explains how this beautiful, easy to grow flowering vine, is ideal for decorating arbors, archways, fences, trellis and scrambling through other larger growing shrubs. Find out about its natural resistance to diseases and how this old time favourite will put on a spectactular display with its abundant bright red flowers.

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How To Plant Cannas

Cannas are an excellent perennial that will add plenty of exotic style and colour to your garden borders, beds or containers. They thrive in sunny areas and in late summer they will display some fantastically attractive foliage with large dark leaves, complimented by bright striking coloured showy flowers. They can be found in complimenting hues of orange, red, pink and […]

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