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Grape pruning in winter

Grape pruning is a vital job in winter, the vines need a hard prune to encourage heavy cropping. However the way you grow them will determine how you prune them, we…

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How to prune a large tree

If a tree has out grown its space in the garden, you don’t have to get the chainsaw out and shout ‘Timber’. Try the ancient method of pollarding instead. Some…

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Spring pruning: what to cut back now

As winter performers finish and before summer performers put on growth, it's time to get shrubs back in shape. Here is a list of common garden shrubs that should be…

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Six autumn jobs for roses

For the best plants and flowers, roses need attention all-year-round. AG gardening editor Kris Collins sets out the key jobs this autumn Prune late-flowering types My Rosa ‘The fairy’ was…

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Summer clematis

Viticella clematis are smothered with flowers and easy to care for, says Val Bourne For a no-fuss climber that takes up little ground room, look no further than the Viticella…