Horticultural standards

Flower and shrub beds

We maintain shrubs, roses, flower beds and herbaceous borders.

Shrub beds

Shrub beds are visited six times a year between March and October.

  • We will remove and dispose of all weeds, litter and any other debris. 
  • All beds will be treated with a residual herbicide once between January and March when conditions are suitable.
  • Shrubs are pruned once a year, between October and March. The amount and type of pruning will vary depending on the type of shrub.
  • If there is a problem with a shrub growing over a footpath, window, doorway this will be cut back.

 

Rose beds

Rose beds are visited six times a year between March and October.

  • They will be weeded and hoed, and all litter and other debris removed.
  • During June to October visits all dead flowers and suckers will be removed.
  • During November and December the roses are pruned to remove one third of the previous season's growth.
  • During February and March roses will be pruned to remove dead or diseased material and to prune remaining growth to leave three to seven buds per stem (dependent on variety). 
  • Beds will be raked and forked over and fertilizer applied.
  • Beds will be edged once between October and March.

 

Flower beds

Our flower beds are planted twice a year in October and May. After planting all beds are visited approximately every ten days when leaves and litter should be cleared and beds hoed.