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Garden design posts for everyone gardening in London, from London Tree Surgeons garden services.

The Forest Garden Tour – Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford

The Forest Garden Tour - Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford.

From LondonTreeSurgeons YouTube channel. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. It combines shrubs and trees in agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy,, ecologically sound, and sustainable land-use systems. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centred on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. Permaculture was developed, and the term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978.

Capability Brown Celebrating 300 years with the National Trust — National Trust Press Office

Capability Brown

Celebrating 300 years of Capability Brown with the National Trust — National Trust Press Office
2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the UK’s most celebrated landscape gardeners, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. A revered designer, entrepreneur and salesman, his nickname came from his fondness for describing country estates as having great ‘capabilities’ for improvement. He designed landscapes on an immense scale which provided the must-have setting for […]
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  • Born: 30 Aug 1716 · Kirkharle, United Kingdom
  • Died: 06 Feb 1783 · London
  • Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English 18th century artists to be accorded his due", and "England's greatest gardener". He designed over 170 parks,...

Tips for Gardeners in March from UK YouTube – London Tree Surgeons

10 Tips for Gardeners in March from the Eden Project and the best YouTube garden tips for March from UK gardeners and horticulturalist channels. As the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.   YouTube playlist - Updated March 2017   Prune Wisteria Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges Prune conservatory climbers [caption id="attachment_1336" align="alignnone" width="210"]march gardening tips - London Tree Surgeons march gardening tips - London Tree Surgeons[/caption] Frosts can still be a hazard, so keep vulnerable saplings and plants protected at night if a frost is forecast. March winds are also unpredictable if planning tree work. Weather permitting, this is the start of the planting season, from grass seed to shrubs. You can check out the weather for London daily at London Tree Surgeons weather forecast. Tree & Shrub work in the garden for March. Remove frost damaged branches and deadwood from the winter. Pruning where necessary. Prune fruit trees and bushes. Cut back Cornus (