kate burtonwood -- Lover of Green Things, rhs and botanically trained horticulturist, happy gardener

Month: October 2017

Ideas for November

Ideas for November

  Plant hedges: Now is a good time for bare root planting, and if you are thinking of installing some hedging (either evergreen or deciduous) mid autumn is ideal.   Repot Acers: In Autumn you can work on deciduous trees. Acers in particular will appreciate being […]

Leave it?

Leave it?

     “Is there a way to do less leaf clearing?”   The simple answer is no. And anyone embarking on a horticultural career must think about how they will be able to tolerate these kinds of inescapable, repetitive jobs. A common interview question might […]

Ideas for October

Ideas for October

  Cut back borders: It’s time to chop your herbaceous plants to let them overwinter quietly in the ground.   Visit gardens with Autumn colour: Leaves are changing fast and soon they will be gone. Head out to great tree collections (I like Stourhead, Westonbirt and […]