The arrival of Storm Hector during the week left many gardens damaged
and this week Paraic advised on the best approach to bring flowering
plants in particular back to full bloom. The Chelsea Chop technique was
featured as a way of trimming back to maintain flowering and balance
plants that are tall and top heavy. There was also advice on pruning and
sealing damaged branches, sowing new lawns and treatment for Mare's Tail
and Japanese Knotweed. Plants for graves were featured along with strawberries, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, echinacea and red penstomones.
Questions this week included moving Rhodedendrons, sowing New Zealand
Flax from seed, cutting back Montana Clematis and sowing Persian Roses
for sloping banks.