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Friday, 12 October 2018

Colourful Plant Choices for Autumn

Autumn brings some wonderful opportunities for colour from berries foliage and flowers. There are lots of traditional choices that we look at every year. Here a few you might not have thought of.
Abelia Grandiflora
Symphoricapos is usually used as a hedging plant and the berries that follow the white blossom are white. Here we have a luscious pink berry. Its deciduous and quiet and vigorous plant that grows quiet dense ideal for hedge. Its not a favourite flavour of the birds so the berries tend to last a long time.
Abelia is always a delicate delight this time of year. Its a medium sized evergreen shrub. Always covered in a mass of little bell flowers late summer autumn.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

October Gardener's Calendar

Autumn has arrived and it's traditional time for autumn planting. Its also the best time to reposition plants in your garden and of course get your spring bulbs in the ground.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Plants For Autumn Colour

Autumn is just around the corner. The leaves are beginning to turn, the berries look plump and burdensome, but the true theatrical flush of gorgeous colours and crisp falling leaves will probably occur early to mid October.

New Tasty Ranges In Our Coffee Shop

We have always had some tasty snacks in our coffee shop but my daughter has spent a lot of time in the food industry working with different companies while completing her degree in Human Nutrition and she has come up with a few new ideas for us to try.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Early Autumn Ideas

Ideas From Our Lifestyle Shop

Job Vacancy September 2018

If you think you can fill this position you will need to know about plants, love them be good at retail, good with people, creative and able to take responsibility.

We're hiring!
Are you a progressive thinker with innovative ideas, initiative and enthusiasm looking to make a difference in the world of gardening retail? Then we would love to here from you! The nurseries are hiring a Garden Nurseries Assistant Manager, with great scope to grow and develop. Our working environment is unlike any other so flexibility is key! We all love what we do here and are looking for someone who shares that same passion. Don't hesitate! Apply via the link below

or send your cv and covering letter direct to us.
closing 14th September.…/…/en_US…

We're really sad to be loosing a valued member of our team who is emigrating soon to a new life down south. She will be missed after working here for many years! We now have a big hole to fill but it is also a great opportunity for someone new to work in a beautiful place with a fun loving team.

Note: We also have a part time Nurseries Assistant position available.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

September Gardener's Calendar

We are coming to the end of the growing season giving us the opportunity to prepare for next years garden by planting, pruning and perhaps rearranging borders whilst enjoying a glorious glut of fruit and veg.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Planting Combinations With Grasses

Leucanthemums and penstemons with Carex Testacea
 Grasses combine beautifully with herbaceous plants bringing texture and movement to borders

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Gardening with the #Colour Wheel

It is simply a matter of blending similar plant colours together to create a calm and tranquil environment or if you want your planting noticed choose opposite colours, they will be striking and in your face and for an exciting mix triangulate colours across the colour wheel.

Harmonising similar colours from any point on the colour wheel. Reds, oranges,and yellows plant beautifully together.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August Gardener's Calendar

 Finally we have had some rain but I think we will need lots more. Unfortunately some plants have not performed well under such extreme heat. Cut back the plants that struggled and they will hopefully recover for next year. Now the soil has had some moisture we can start to think about planting some summer shiners to fill the gaps, they will need watering!

Monday, 23 July 2018

What Bees Enjoy Most In Late Summer

Circium rivulare
The bees are enjoying the current revival of our traditional cottage garden plants. It’s extremely beneficial and couldn’t come at a better time for their survival.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Perennials And shrubs For Hot Dry Positions

We are very aware of how the hot weather has impacted on our gardens and have a new front display bed of plants for hot dry conditions.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Water saving ideas

If you need to water, do it in the early morning or evening. Watering at the cooler ends of the day prevents waste from evaporation. It also helps prevent leaf scorch. Regular hoeing helps prevent the weeds from taking hold. Weeds absorbed approximately 4 times more water and nutrients from the soil than regular plants. That's how they grow so quickly!
Stand plants in the shade if they are struggling and if you are going away also over a bucket of water.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Perennials For Late Summer

Achillia millefolium (varieties)
Here we can go wild because the choice is fabulous. If you've visited the Nursery throughout the seasons you should have colour throughout though its not always easy to discipline yourself to buy unattractive pots against beautiful May blooms on a sunny day with a view to how glorious they will look in late summer. These are just some of the perennials on our looking good beds now.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July Gardener's Calendar

This is the month when we all go on holiday and our pots get neglected. Take steps to prevent this happening and a little chopping, snipping and feeding should encourage your annuals and herbaceous to carry on flowering late into the year.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

A Secret Garden In North Buckinghamshire

Hidden away in the heart of north Buckinghamshire is one of the most stunning private gardens. It belongs to one of my customers who invited Peter and myself to have a wander round and very kindly allowed me to take some photos. Unfortunately it was evening and it was a battle against the fading light in a few parts.  I feel there is never enough time when you are taking photographs.
It is simply the most outstanding and beautifully loved gardens I have ever seen and I think it is an absolute tribute to the custodian and her enormous vision and natural talent. This has been built from blank canvas and I am sorry I can only show you a little taste of the magic that is there to find as their is a surprise and a new vista around every twist and turn of the garden path.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Hanging Baskets 2018

Should You Be Looking For Good Trailing Plants To Fill Summer Baskets There Are Some Fabulous Colours Available This Season

What Should I Put In My Hanging Basket? 

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