How to transplant a plant at the wrong time of year

Transplanting plants is best done during their dormant season;normally the winter months. Impatient inspiration; or, as in my case, it being the day job often necessitates this being done whilst they are actively growing. This week part of the day job required the moving of a fairly mature rhododendron. It reminded of when I was … Continue reading How to transplant a plant at the wrong time of year

Easy to grow ground-cover junipers for year round colour

Junipers are evergreen and come in all shapes, sizes and colours, they are also very hardy, surviving -20⁰C and grow well in a wide range of garden soils. They are traditionally planted with heathers, rhododendrons, acers and other “dwarf” conifers.   The forms I am writing about today make good weed supressing ground-cover as they tend … Continue reading Easy to grow ground-cover junipers for year round colour