Right plant in the right place

Anyone who gardens on the coast or on a wind swept hillside will understand the shelter belt catch-22 - how can I establish a shelter belt when the plants need a shelter belt to get established?  The obvious answer is to protect the plants with a physical wind break, which is feasible if the prevailing… Continue reading Right plant in the right place

Gardening Dilemmas 1

The Shelter Belt Catch-22 During my daily (weather permitting) garden perambulation I always have a careful look at my shelter belts and depending on my mood I either sigh, weep or rant and rave. Today is windy but we have sunshine and so my shrubs got a smile of encouragement. When we first arrived one… Continue reading Gardening Dilemmas 1