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Monday, 5 December 2022

Choosing A Christmas Tree.


The main commercial Christmas trees are: Nordmann the Caucasian Fir (Abies Nordmanniana), Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Norway Spruce(Picea Abies) and the Blue Spruce(Picea Pungens Glauca)

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

December Gardener's Calendar.

It’s all about taking a few sensible steps to protect the garden from the unpredictable weather we may have to come over the winter.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Shrubs And Trees With Great Winter Colour

Flowers, foliage, stems and catkins

Creating A Good Winter Garden



Grumbles about winter gardens are not justified. The fault lies firstly with us and our fair weathered nature. We shop when its warm and buy what we see in flower in May and June and miss the winter flowers. I am generalising. Go shopping on a mid winters day and you will then appreciate we have colour all winter.

A Winter Interest Plant List

A Winter Plant List

Top Ten Winter Garden Plants And Trees

Winter can be the most colourful season.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Help Choosing The Right Hedge


It is now the bare root hedging season, when it is much cheaper to plant a hedge and a good time for establishment. Our winter stock has arrived and can be sent out mail order or can be chosen and collected from the nurseries.

A Few Ideas On Hedging From Tina Our Garden Designer

Sunday, 30 October 2022

November Gardener's Calendar


  • Its a very good time to plant hedges, trees, shrub and fruit. To give your garden the very best head start continue the tradition of autumn planting and plant as much as possible now. Planting in autumn conditions is recommended because the ground is favourable and if we establish plants now we can enjoy them next year. Plants benefit from having time to create a solid root system through autumn, winter and early spring, when they are not under pressure to flower and produce leaves. Work now while the soil is still warm and moist and not yet frozen. And don't forget to get your spring bulbs in.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Shrubs that have All Year Round Interest

Nandina domestics 'Obsessed'
There are some amazing plants out there that are interesting all year round. I don't think there is anything that actually flowers all year but there are some wonderful evergreen foliages, colurful bark and flushes of berries. Here is a quick flash of some of the largely evergreen plants we recomend, it's a useful list.

Winter Berries


These amazing winter berries are so colourful and they are out right now. Skimmia Kew White, Sorbus Josephs Rock, Callicarpa and Nandina domestica the false bamboo

Callicarpa Berries


 Amazing purple autumn winter berries on this callicarpa shrub. This is one of of autumn display beds.

Trees With Autumn Interest

Sorbus 'Josephs Rock'
Autumn interest makes us think of rich foliage and colourful fruits.

Viburnum Tinus One of the Best Fragrant Winter Flowering Hardy Evergreen

Viburnum Tinus

Simply looking amazing is the viburnum tinus.  I love everything about this large evergreen shrub. Numerous varieties are available  from basic tinus to, Spirit, Gwenllian, Lisa Rose, Purpurea and French White, Spring Bouquet. The differences are very slight and I have yet to tell them all apart. The flowering time vary slighty as does the blossom colour. I have a garden full of the Viburnum tinus and I does really well and I hasten to add it has a lovely fragrance.

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Hardy Container Workshop

 


This was our hardy container workshop.
These are some examples of what you can quiet simply achieve using the plants we have available now in our seasonal interest displays.

Friday, 30 September 2022

Autumn Offers


 

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, 23 September 2022

New Season Autumn Winter Violas


Violas have more flowers than pansies

Crab Apple Are The Perfect Tree For Any Garden

 

Crab apple trees are lovely for any garden. They don't get too big, the fruits are outrageously gorgeous and in the spring the blossom is so pretty.

Euronymus Alatus or The Burning Bush

 

Euonymus 'Atlas' or the burning bush is a simple deciduous shrub with some of the very best autumn foliage when green leaves turn into rich red and pink and are truly stunning.