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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 Summer

AUGUST Make note of now possible improvements that could be made to the herbaceous border when replanting in autumn. Cut suitable flowers, such as helichrysum and poppy seed heads, and hang them head downwards to dry for indoor displays during winter. Continue watering if drought threatens. TREES AND SHRUBS Take semi-hardwood cuttings of [...]

Mid-Summer

JULY A rewarding time for the gardener whose earlier work is now paying dividends, but guard against drought by watering well and providing mulches of well-rotted leaves or old compost. Keep a careful lookout for greenfly attack on any young, soft shoots, and prepare new and worn lean areas for autumn sowing. TREES AND SHRUBS Continue thi [...]

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