I love a Hornbeam hedge, and this one is a beautiful example in a stunning location.
You must remember that the Hornbeam is in fact a tree that can easily reach a height of 30 m, so if you intend to keep a hedge, rather than a forest, you need to keep on top of the pruning, and now is just the right time to do it.
Ross is using a battery-operated Husqvarna long reach to make easy work of what could be a long and drawn-out job.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 9th June
Remember to train new Apricot growth because it's from here that buds will form next year which will turn into fruit for your table.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Hedge Cutting Project
Don't be afraid of cutting hedges back. And with the weather we've been having, they'll soon grow back with even greater vigour.
The quince is an unusual fruit. Is it like an apple or more like a pear?
Is the quince like an apple or more like a pear? I was lucky enough to find out from quince expert Andrey Ivanov at Wilkin & Sons, Tiptree.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June
All gardens need pollinators such as bees and insects, and you'll find many are attracted to lavender. Find a suitable spot, and get some planted.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 29th June
The veg plot is doing well, but we not totally pest free. Something has got to the peas and the slugs are proving to be fond of the beans.
Gardening With Ken – Why not visit the Dry Garden at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex?
The Dry Garden at Hyde Hall in Essex has some beautiful planting options suitable for any garden. The best bit? Many need little if any watering!