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Welcome to the Spear & Jackson "This Month In The Garden" Video Blog

Over the coming months, join me as I show you how to do jobs in the garden on a month by month basis.  As a horticulturalist and garden designer, I'll be guiding you through the seasons ahead, sharing tips, successes and failures and exploring some of the new and inventive products on the market.

Join me to see what jobs I recommend you should be doing in the garden each month with this 'How To' guide

Lee Bestall
Inspired Garden Design

Pruning & cutting Blog

  • Trimming Hedges
    September 8, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Pruning & Cutting
    http://spear-and-jackson.com/trimming-evergreen-hedges

    The next two or three weeks is the best time for cutting evergreen hedges such as yew, and conifers, to keep them nice and neat throughout the winter, but do it before the end of the month or they may well get scorched by the harsh winter.

  • Deadheading Roses
    July 11, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Pruning & Cutting
    http://spear-and-jackson.com/deadheading-maintaining-secateurs

    A really relaxing week in the garden has meant just a few light jobs to be done. Deadheading the Roses and Lupins as well as the Delphiniums and faded flowers of the Hostas. A few weeds have germinated due to the rain but these were easily hoed off and shrivelled up in Saturdays sunshine.

  • Wisteria
    July 4, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Pruning & Cutting
    http://spear-and-jackson.com/pruning-wisteria-spear-jackson-garden

    This week I’m giving the Wisteria on the front of the house its summer prune.  Removing the long whippy growths back to 5 buds will mean that in February when I reduce these same stems back to 2 buds, I should get plenty of flowers next May.  As the plant is relatively newly planted, there are not that many to remove, and I have tied most of them in to the wires to establish a good framework.

  • Topiary Shears
    April 28, 2011 Posted by websitesandj in Pruning & Cutting
    http://spear-and-jackson.com/tool-week-topiary-shears
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