Category Archives: Glyn Smith Head Gardener of Erdigg
It is still not too late for some herbaceous plants to benefit from the ‘Chelsea’ chop, So named after the time of the Chelsea flower show in May. Artemisias, Salvias and Sedums that tend to sprawl and flop can be cut down, about halfway, to encourage stockier plants that need less staking and a succession of flowers.
The late growing season has been very useful to us, as we have been trying to catch up on a lot of winter work we had not done.
There have been a tremendous lot of branches brought down, trees, hedges and bushes damaged and our first task is to clear and make the garden and estate safe. So, for the gardeners, there is yet more pruning to do.