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  • SUMMER PRUNING OF APPLES AND PEARS

    Rosemoor Garden on 19 Aug 2009 at 04:07 PM

    We have started summer pruning of our apples and pears which have been trained as cordons, fans and espaliers. These are called restricted forms as opposed to the normal orchard trees grown as a bush or half-standard, which are normally pruned in the winter. This type of pruning keeps the plants “restricted... Read More...

  • ‘NO HEDGE TOO HIGH’ STARRING ‘JOHN MITCHELL’

    Rosemoor Garden on 15 Apr 2009 at 02:07 PM

    As a new gardener with the RHS, I am experiencing new challenges all of the time and I thought I would share this one with you. This week I was allocated the task of pruning the Sorbus thibetica ‘John Mitchell’. No problem I thought; this couldn’t be further from the truth! ‘John Mitchell’ is usually... Read More...

  • Up, up and away…!

    Rosemoor Garden on 09 Jan 2009 at 02:22 PM

    “Do you like heights..?” Not a question I am often asked as a trainee gardener, but it was for a special reason today. The wisteria growing on the front of Rosemoor House in Lady Anne’s Garden (now rented out as lovely holiday apartments) was due for its annual haircut, and this meant that we needed... Read More...