Peter’s tips for mak­ing space

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

1 It will be eas­ier to re­move de­cid­u­ous trees and shrubs in win­ter af­ter leaf fall, when there is less fo­liage to clear and the soil is moist. Land­scaper John Sex­ton (pic­tured) uses the trunk of the tamarix for lever­age.

2 Big trunks can be split in half with wedges work­ing from the cut top down­wards, so the work­load is halved and it is re­moved in two pieces.

3 Shrubs that have out­grown their space are best re­moved and re­placed by some­thing smaller, rather than re­peat­edly prun­ing back hard.

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