Close-up of red apple trees on branch
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Everything You Need to Know: Apple Trees

We’ve seen an interest in buying and growing apple trees really take off in recent times, which delights us to no end. Is there anything better than picking fruit fresh off the tree? We’re not sure there is! If you thought apple tree growing was only for those with an orchard-size garden, think again. Dwarf trees are available, and they can produce a deceptively good volume of harvest. So, if growing your own takes your fancy, here’s everything you need to know Buy two, not one  We’re not trying to…

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White camellia
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Everything You Need to Know: Camellias

Camellias (Camellia japonica) belong to the Theaceae flowering plant family. There are hundreds of species, and thousands of hybrids, of this evergreen shrub. Their leaves are a deep, glossy green and their flowers, available in an abundance of beautiful colours from white through to deep red, bloom through winter and spring.  When do camellias flower?  The Camellia japonica and Camellia x willamsii blooms in early spring When to plant camellias  Do this in autumn or spring.  When to feed them  In early spring, and with an ericaceous fertiliser Avoid over-feeding…

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White rhododendrons with pink speckles
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Everything You Need to Know: Rhododendrons

Discovered by a Flemish botanist, rhododendrons were first introduced to the United Kingdom in the mid 17th century. They are celebrated for their bright and greatly varied colours, with some species often growing clusters of flowers. Where and when to plant rhododendrons Plant them in autumn or spring  Before you get underway, ensure you have dug in ample neutral or acidic organic matter  Plant so that the roots are just submerged in the soil -don’t go any deeper  Top with a good layer of mulch (around 8cm), and look to…

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