Posts tagged spring

Photinia x Fraseri ‘Red Robin&#...

As welcome in the garden as the bird it is named after, Photinia x Fraseri ‘Red Robin’ is a fiery Harbringer of spring and summer. A fine display of long, gleaming leaves makes the Photinia a cheerful shrub throughout the year. ‘Red Robin’ is a hybrid, the result of crossing Photinia Glabra with Photinia Serulata, whi [...]

Late Spring

MAY  Though this is the first really rewarding time of the year, routine work Рhoeing, sowing, thinning and planting Рmust continue. With the first grass cuttings available, this is a good time to start a compost heap. Now, too, is the time to apply selective weedkillers. TREES AND SHRUBS Deadhead rhododendrons and azaleas [...]

Mid-Spring

APRIL Seed sowing must go on, because a late start can spoil the display in the flower garden. Cut back straggly, evergreen shrubs to encourage new growth from the base. If cold winds persist, shield newly planted shrubs with screens. TREES AND SHRUBS Prune hardy fuchsias, buddleias and other shrubs which flower on current season’s [...]

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