How to prune Hydrangeas for more beautiful flowers

Hydrangeas - how to prune these flowers

In this article I show you how to prune hydrangeas, with a simple step by step process. There are multiple species of hydrangea and many different varieties or cultivars within each species. This means, it is pretty easy to find a hydrangea to suit your garden. Hydrangea flowers Hydrangeas are grown for their showy flowers. …

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Currant obsession: Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Last year I moved back to the UK after spending over ten years in Australia, in the sub-tropical climate of Sydney. So, I’m currently enjoying my first Northern Hemisphere spring in all that time and my first spring ever living in Scotland. I’ve been delighting in the wonderful the variety of …

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Aucuba Japonica ‘crotonifolia’: plant notes

Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’Common name : Spotted LaurelFamily : Garryaceae (formerly Cornaceae) Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ is a rounded evergreen shrub to 3m x 3m. ‘Crotonifolia’ is a female cultivar. Its leaves are ovate, glossy and variegated, up to 20cm long. It is unusual in that the variegation takes the forms of yellow splashes and speckles, almost …

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