Pruning apple & pear trees

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 8 January 2015

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Winter is the best time of year for pruning apple and pear trees. Having a good pair of bypass secateurs (or loppers for larger branches) is important. Poor quality cutting tools will make jagged cuts and bruise the wood, which will allow entry for disease pathogens.

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Eco-Compost® Soil Improver

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 20 November 2014

When planting new trees and shrubs, particularly if you have heavy clay soil, it pays to improve the soil. Eco-Compost is peat-free and consists or sustainable natural ingredients. Eco-Compost® will break-up heavy clay soils, retain moisture in light soils and provide essential plant nutrients to boost new growth.

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Eco-Grow® Root-Dip

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 20 November 2014

Eco-Grow® is new root-dip product created by Woodgrow Horticulture Ltd and contains essential plant nutrients and bio-stimulants.

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Native hedgerow planting.

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 20 November 2014

Hedgerows are nature’s wildlife highway and a haven for nesting birds, and now is the best time to plant a new hedgerow. At this time of year bare-rooted plants are available and good value. Hawthorn plants for example at 40-60cm can be bought for less than 30p each.

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Which is the best tree for a small garden?

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 25 September 2014

I’m often asked this question but there isn’t a straight forward answer. Small trees are often slow growing and it can take many years for them to reach their full potential.

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