Gardening guidelines: plant some brunneras

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Then strive to stool your willows – and check out the RHS’s Spring Launch and Orchid show

Plant this Brunneras are great spring all-rounders for shadier spots, with bright, blue flowers and coronary heart-formed leaves. There are many eye-catching cultivars, inclusive of the green and cream-splotched B macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’, silvery ‘Looking Glass’ and silver-etched ‘Jack Frost’.

 


Try this Stooling is a method used to cut willows, white-stemmed bramble (Rubus cockburnianus) and dogwoods again difficult in spring, to set off the boom of younger stems. Now is the time to do it: reduce back all stems to directly above the bottom with a sharp pair of secateurs or a pruning noticed. Repeat every year or.
Visit this Show season kicks off with the Spring Launch and Orchid display from eight-10 April, in London. Buy the whole thing from air vegetation to bonsai from specialist nurseries and spot what’s in store for Chelsea. See