Buying new plants for your garden is one of life’s little pleasures and can be extremely satisfying but often expensive. Equally as satisfying and an awfully lot cheaper is propagating your own plants. There are several methods available; softwood cuttings, semi-ripe cuttings, hardwood cuttings, root cuttings, leaf cuttings, division, layering and seed.
Autumn is a very busy time of the year for gardeners. As the weather becomes colder and wetter and most plants in the garden will begin to lose their leaves and gradually become dormant; at this stage you can begin pruning. Pruning is carried out for a number of reasons: to manage the size of trees and shrubs, to remove old or diseased branches and to encourage better growth and flowering next year. One important thing to remember is not to […]
The introduction of container grown fruit trees and shrubs and the availability of dwarf varieties of apple, pear and cherry has meant that every gardener can now successfully grow most fruits in their own back gardens. Not all fruit is easy to grow and careful consideration should be given to the types and varieties suitable for your own location and conditions before making a final decision. The Gardening Register hope that the following information will help you produce a wide […]
In June 2015 I moved house so I have begun a new post about the new garden and am closing down this post. Take a look at our new garden here. We bought this house, when it was only half built, back in 1999 and typical of new houses the garden was a mound of top soil and builders rubble. We got the builders to level the soil but it was still full of bricks, pallet wrappers etc., quite a […]