There are probably more ideas about clematis pruning than there are gardeners. But I have my tried and tested rule.
And “heritage” is just a fancy way of saying old.
The almost universality of red berries makes those plants with berries of other colours especially valuable and appealing.
I have something of an antipathy to variegated foliage. Perhaps it is the Darwin in me.
I admit I am a bit perverse in the use of my spring-tine rake – it works much better upside down than the right way up.
Gardeners must prevent the initial damage that allows the decay fungi to enter.
We should not be surprised when plants bolt or run to flower and seed – but if they’re vegetables, it is hard to be sympathetic.
A graft is an artificial combination of two plants that by a fair bit of horticultural skill are persuaded to meld their tissues together and grow as one.
A wild flower area will provide food, plants and shelter for numerous insects and other small creatures, but not much more.
They threw away the mould when they made Labour’s former Foreign Secretary George Brown.