Michelle Wheeler

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Make your own nettle feed

Nettle leaves can be used to make a highly nutritious liquid, useful for boosting leafy growth on plants. In spring there is plenty of nettle growth for you to use.…

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Weed identification

Dealing with hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)   Michelle tackles the most troublesome weed in her garden Hedge bindweed grows and scrambles over hedges, shrubs and trees at a very fast…

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Weed identification

Michelle continues to identify weeds we have in our gardens Sun spurge: Latin name Euphorbia helioscopia L. Sun spurge is classified as an annual weed, and is common throughout the…

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Weed identification

Throughout the next year Michelle will help with weed identification and the best way to get rid of them organically, and with the safe use of herbicides     When…

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Wisteria update

Michelle checks over her standard wisteria   Back in summer (AG 21 July) I wrote about training a wisteria as a standard. Not forgotten, but left to grow, a few days…

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How to use a buckle tree tie

Michelle shows the correct way to use a buckle tree tie It is important to correctly place tree ties. If they are not attached properly to the tree and the…

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Winter grape pruning

  Grapes vines need a hard prune in winter to encourage heavy cropping, but how you grow them will determine how you prune them, says AG garden writer, Michelle Wheeler…

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Michelle’s blog: A bag full of tricks

When I started out in horticulture, I soon realised that carrying a bag with my favourite tools in it, was the best way to garden on other sites. I carried…

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Indoor bulbs

Don’t forget to plant indoor bulbs in the next few weeks for table decorations, says Michelle   There are lots of bulbs that can be planted now for winter and…

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Easy fuchsia cuttings

Never taken cuttings? Gain confidence with these easy candidates, says AG garden writer Michelle Wheeler The part of gardening I enjoy the most is propagating plants. If you have never…