time to strip and trim...your rose bush
This week in the gardens we have been stripping our rose
bushes of any remaining leaves and lightly trimming them into shape. With
the recent frosts we have been having, we feel it is a little too soon to
start any serious pruning.
Dead leaves and stalks on herbaceous perennials have been cut back to
fresh growth, or in its absence, right to the ground, leaving enough of
the plant remaining so that we don’t forget that it is there!
Leaves which have fallen from overhead tree canopies have been raked up
and added to the compost heap.
Whilst there are a good number of tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs
starting to peek through the soil, the borders are now looking a little