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  • Hellebore Highlights

    sheiladearing on 31 Mar 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Hellebores are one of those plants that can inspire enthusiasm and intrigue after just a brief introduction. Key to their appeal is the tremendous variety between individual plants and a recent stroll through Rosemoor, taking a moment to peek under the nodding flowers, provided a perfect, colourful antidote to the wet weather.

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  • Care for Conifers

    sheiladearing on 17 Mar 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Having spent a not inconsiderable amount of money on two Abies magnifica plants, it was thought worthwhile to give them a sporting chance in the somewhat breezy South Arboretum.

    Unseen beneath the soil level the rootballs were secured with the Platypus system of cable anchoring

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  • Pruning Wisteria

    sheiladearing on 16 Mar 2010 at 03:24 PM


    If you want to get the best out of your wisteria and enjoy a fine display of its beautiful racemes of pea-like flowers in May and June, a two-stage pruning regime is recommended for established plants. The first stage should be carried out in July or August and involves tackling the mass of long, whippy lateral growths that have been produced by the plant in the current season. These growths should be pruned back to within 15cm, or five or six buds, of a main branch, thereby restricting the vigour of the plant whilst maintaining good leaf cover for the remainder of the summer.  The second stage of pruning should be carried out in the winter, in January or February.  All of the lateral growths pruned in the summer of the previous year should now be shortened to within two or three buds of their base, in order to produce the spurs that will bear flowers in the current season.

     

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  • A Cheerful Start to the Day!

    sheiladearing on 09 Mar 2010 at 10:16 AM

    7.45, Sunday morning - I had just started work at Rosemoor on my weekend duty.

    Suddenly, I heard laughing in the trees! What had been tickled? What was so funny I wondered?!

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  • Bubble Trouble

    sheiladearing on 02 Mar 2010 at 02:52 PM

    In one of our model gardens we have an interesting water feature, a bubbling rock!


    Unfortunately it hasn’t bubbled for some time. Somewhere under the ground the power supply to the rock has been broken and despite numerous attempts by the maintenance team we have not been able to reinstate the power. A trench will have to be dug through our fine turf and model gardens so we can install a new ducting and electrical cable

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