Category Archives: Shrubs

Gardening storm damage advice in Berkshire

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We have been battered and bruised from weeks of Atlantic storms recently and Berkshire has taken the brunt of it and the weather is starting to take its toll on the garden. The main advice I can give is to stay off the grass completely as the water table is very high and the garden […]

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Healthy Over 60’s

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I read an interesting article recently on the bbc website written by James Gallagher The health and science reporter linking gardening to a longer healthier life for over 60’s. It basically concludes that working in the garden or doing some DIY is strongly linked to a longer life in people over the age of 60. […]

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Forbury Gardens in Reading

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If you are ever at a loose end in Reading town centre try exploring Forbury Gardens. Initially constructed during the Victorian public park movement in 1854 when the botanical garden was created. The gardens purpose in the Victorian era were for relaxation, beauty and for public celebrations. They still provide the same purpose today popular […]

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Rose Pruning Advice

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We have been pruning a lot of Roses in the last month so I thought I would give a quick guide on the correct technique of tidying up and stimulating the Spring growth. The Majority of Rose Shrubs,Bushes,Climbers and Ramblers should be pruned in the Spring time. The main aim is to keep a proper […]

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Plant of the Centenary

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To mark the Chelsea Flower show centenary, The Royal Horticultural Society is having a competition to find the ‘Greatest plant of the last hundred years’. Each decade has a plant nominated plant by 10 amateur gardeners. You can also watch a video by each nominee explaining why you should vote for their respective plant. To […]

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Gardening Maintenance in Burghfield Common

Gardening and landscaping service in Burghfield Common, Reading We have a small friendly team of landscape gardeners. We are based in the Burghfield Common area of Reading in Berkshire. We were originally based in Mortimer since 1977 but we moved our premises to Burghfield Common recently. Ian started the business as a one man band […]

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Englefield Gardens

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If you are ever at a loose end over the weekend try exploring the spectacular Englefield Estate Gardens situated in Englefield near Theale. It is about 8 miles west along the A4 from Reading town centre or 5 minutes from Junction 11 of the M4. The gardens here have been maintained for over 400 years. […]

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Gardening Tips for February

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Here are some Gardening tips for February courtesy of the Daily Telegraphs gardening website, they have some great articles and tips on here. If you are going to put your nesting boxes up for tits this is the time of year to do it and try to remove moss on lawn now before the warmer […]

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