Gardening Articles: Shrubs

A host of articles containing information about shrubs; multi-stemmed, woody plants with soft stems, whose branches grow from the base rather than from a single trunk.

How to Prune a Shrub

How to Prune a ShrubPruning shrubs can be a bit daunting for the novice gardener, but a few simple rules can help you on your way to safely prune ANY shrub.

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Mahonias Add Great Value to a Winter Garden

Mahonias Add Great Value to a Winter GardenThese evergreen shrubs can brighten up the coldest of winter days with both colour and architectural interest.

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How to Grow Rhododendrons & Azaleas

How to Grow Rhododendrons & AzaleasLearn the basics of how to grow and care for Rhododendrons and Azaleas in your garden.

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Spotted Laurels and How to Prune Them

Spotted Laurels and How to Prune ThemLearn about these tough, versatile shrubs and how to prune them.

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Lavatera Pruning, Care and Growing Tips

Lavatera Pruning, Care and Growing TipsLavatera shrubs are often short-lived, but grow extremely quickly. A hard annual prune can extend their lives and optimise their fantastic floral displays.

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Ceanothus, or the Californian Lilac

Ceanothus, or the Californian LilacCalifornian Lilacs can offer masses of beautiful shades of blue in the Spring, livening up any garden and producing a calming effect.

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Flames of Spring: Pieris ‘Forest Flame’

Flames of Spring: Pieris ‘Forest Flame’ The vivid young leaves of Pieris ‘Forest Flame’ can ignite even the chilliest of spring days.

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Garrya Elliptica or the Silk Tassel Bush

Garrya Elliptica or the Silk Tassel BushGrass cutting and hayfever in February, daytime temperatures in their mid teens; is there still a place in our gardens for ‘winter interest’ shrubs such as the Silk Tassel bush?

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Genuine Versatility of the Mock Orange

Genuine Versatility of the Mock OrangePhiladelphus, or the Mock Orange, can be very useful in the garden.

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Canine Qualities: Dogwoods in Winter

Canine Qualities: Dogwoods in WinterThe attributes of the Dogwoods and their importance in the winter garden.

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Flight of the 'Bluebird': Hibiscus syriacus

Flight of the 'Bluebird': Hibiscus syriacusA plant profile of Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'.

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