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June 24, 2019
  • Cytisus – Planting & Pruning

    Common Names Common Broom, Beesom, Green Broom

    Synonyms Sarothamnus scoparius
    Family Fabaceae
    Genus Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, ranging from prostrate to erect and almost tree-like, with small, simple or 3-parted leaves and pea-like flowers spring or summer
    Details C. scoparius is an erect deciduous shrub with slender green shoots bearing small, ternate leaves and axillary […]

  • Where & When To Plant Lavender

    Lavender enjoys an open site in full sun and copes well in drought conditions. In wet, heavy soils they may suffer. To avoid this improve the soil before planting by digging in horticultural grit. The ideal soil type is a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Lavenders are not as happy on acidic soil, apart from Lavandula […]