BRF is a common term in forestry. It is derived from the French “Bois Raméal Fragmenté”, or Ramial Chipped Wood. Anybody can make this mulch from crushed and shredded green wood branches. It’s the best mulch for enriching and protecting garden soil.
Pruning is tantamount to surgery for trees and shrubs. You’ll want to protect them from diseases by ensuring it’s performed perfectly. This video will share how to prepare your pruning tools in just a few minutes. Read more ►
Actinidia is the sweet scientific name of the kiwi plant, but pruning and caring for isn’t nearly as complicated with this simple easy video that shows when to prune, how to go about it and how long and short to cut. Read more ►
Climbing roses are superb when attached to a lattice, but this video will show you how important it is to prune these magnificent rose trees well. They’ll bloom against their backdrop beautifully once you’ve learned how to snip and where to cut and tie the stems. Remove old wood and favor new shoots. Read more […]
English roses, sometimes called heirloom roses or old roses are magnificent, and pruning is what keeps them so. An expert shares the tips and tricks on pruning these special fragrant roses in just a couple minutes, so you’ll waste no time getting down to business on making the world (and your garden) a more beautiful […]
Apple and pear trees are regularly pruned to promote fruit-bearing. Did you know that shapes like palmette or espalier are more adapted to trees planted along a line or set against a wall? Here is a video on how to easily prune orchard fruit trees into palmette or espalier. Read more ►
Blue, pink and all colors in between – if you want flowers next year, this video will show you how to prune hydrangea right. Get it wrong and you might cut flower buds off! Timing, technique and how to maintain the beautiful million-flower plant. Read more ►
Lavender is a plant that blooms magnificently when the plant is well trimmed so that the best flowers and fragrance appear. This quick, fun video will explain how to trim and when to do it, with tools and calendar, to avoid useless old wood. Read more about trimming lavender ►
That burst of juicy sweetness in the mouth makes these the queens of appetizers! Cherry tomato is easy to grow in a pot, ideal for urban gardeners. A bit of pruning is necessary to make sure your harvest is abundant – and your fruits ripe!
Hybrid tea roses are special roses that are larger and form a wide variety of colors and fragrances. Their pruning is always the same, and this instructional but fun video is a great tutorial full of smart tips! Read more ►
These kings of the orchard deserve a knowing hand when it comes to pruning apple and pear trees to increase harvest, keep diseases away and produce high-quality fruits. This peppy and instructive short video will make you an expert! Read more ►
Bush roses are actually roses which are submitted to a particular type of rose pruning that shapes them like a bush. To make them stand upright and produce flowers evenly throughout the bush, the guidelines in this Smart Tip Tutorial will prove invaluable! Read more ►
Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Wisteria is a mystery; the more it’s hurt the more flowers it bears. Luckily us humans don’t work that way, because thanks to this Smart Tip Tutorial, learning how to prune wisteria is really easy! Season, tools, technique and guidelines, old wood: it’s all in these neat two minutes. Read more ►
Should you prune your tomato plants? Experts admit that both “Yes” and “No” work very well, so take your pick! Discover the advantages of each method, and learn to easily prune and shape your tomato plant.
Thuja, or Arborvitae, is a long-living tree that just keeps growing. If you miss a few pruning seasons, you’ll have to cut it back hard! Here’s what Michel experienced. Read also: Planting and caring for thuja Evergreen hedges, a good idea? Hedge pruning, timing, tips A short note before beginning, from Michel himself: I think […]