Pruning - A Guide

03/08/2018 15:43

There are no essential skills when it comes to gardening - all you truly need is a patch of soil and some enthusiasm, but there are some that will help make your endeavours that bit more fruitful, and one of them is pruning. The main reason behind this is that there are lots of different reasons that you might want to prune a plant, and there are many common plants that benefit from it. If you know what you’re doing, your skills will go a long way to getting the best out of your garden and the plants in it. Let’s take a look at things in detail.

Why Prune?

In short, pruning involves selectively removing bits of a plant. This might mean snipping off a few leaves from a bonzai, or even cutting off the branches from a fully grown tree. Broadly, ...

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Here at The Green Reaper, we’re big fans of being water-conscious, so we’ve put this guide together to help you figure out how to install and make best use of a water butt in your garden. These handy barrels can collect some of the thousands of litres of water that lands on your roof each and every year, which is perfect for watering the garden. They’re great when used in conjunction with our range of water trailers. This is especially useful in the run-up to summer where water might be a little scarce, and in certain parts of the UK, where a hosepipe ban is a very real prospect.

Choosing a Butt and Tap

Choosing a butt is a fairly straightforward job, but there are options for you to consider. As a general rule, the bigger the better, as a la...

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The depths of winter can be one of the most demanding times of year for your garden. There are heavy frosts, powerful winds, and potentially torrential precipitation that can wreak havoc on your carefully tended garden. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways in which you can take preventative measures to ensure that your garden (plants, trees and your lawn more specifically) arrives into spring relatively unscathed.

Plants

Frost is particularly unwelcome for those who enjoy more delicate flowers, but it’s a problem for many different varieties of plant, so most gardeners will need to pay attention to this section. It’s worth noting at this stage that some plants react differently to frosts than others. On the one hand...

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