What a glorious winter we are having so far.
Plenty of beautiful, clear blue days flooded
with wintery sunshine.
These crisp, crunchy cold days are perfect for
continuing our clean up tasks around the garden.
Weeds lift easily from the moist, open friable soil, if
you winkle them out now, you can look forward to an
easy spring as you already have the weeds in control.
Pruning is the theme for July, you don’t have to go
crazy and you don’t need a PHD in technique to
execute a good pruning job. Wherever you cut, the
plant is going to push past that point with new
growth. Be confident, and prune perhaps a little bit
harder than you did last time. To this end look
carefully at your plant and cut to above a bud that is
growing in the direction you wish to encourage.
Sharp secateurs, are vital! If you need them
sharpened pop into your local Grow Master and
they’ll get you sorted.
The same goes for your shears and clippers. Blunt
blades will make your pruning job way harder than it
need be. Blunt blades will also tear and pull at foliage
creating torn ragged edges that will brown in time,
giving your hedge or shrub an unsightly shabby finish.
When pruning hedges, after you’ve raked up the
clippings throw some good large handfuls of
Grow Master organic fertiliser in and under the
Remember to water your pots.
Pots tend to get forgotten over winter, rain does not
always penetrate the potting mix as the foliage
deflects it away. Cold winds are still drying and will
rob moisture from pots. Despite the temperature and
precipitation keep a good eye on your pots.