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Autumn/winter tips

Any top heavy shrubs and perennials can be reduced in height by about a third at this time of year to reduce the chance of damage by winter snows. Make sure newly planted trees and taller shrubs are well staked and tied to avoid damaging new roots.

If you have any Acers (Japanese Maples) the wispy growth can be trimmed back in early autumn. We do not advise cutting into the thicker stems.

Clematis and climbing plants can be trimmed back to tidy in autumn. The main pruning time for Clematis being late February (depending on group type).

Clematis Group 1

Winter flowers - Alpinas, Macropetala, Armandii varieties and all the Montanas - do not prune now you will be cutting of flowering wood.

Group 2

Large flowering type that flower before the end of June. These should be pruned back to a pair of good strong looking buds on each stem normally you should end up with a good network  of stems between 5 and 6 feet tall.
If you have a group 2 clematis that is thin and spindly cut the whole plant down to about 9”-12” as this with thicken the plant up.

Group 3

Plants that flower after the end of June. These include some of the larger flowering types - Tanquiticas, Viticellas, Texensis, all the herbaceous types. Cut the whole plant down to 12 inches don’t be afraid it will be back looking better than ever.
One other tip is always apply slug pellets around the plants after pruning (there are pet and wildlife friendly pellets available now). We have used them for some years now and are very effective.

If you are still unsure about pruning or what group your plants fall into just send and email or phone and I’ll try to help.

Happy Gardening


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Stone Green Nurseries are a growing nursery situated close to Bethersden in Kent. We have been on our current site for 20 years. In addition to our ongoing program of improvements both on the site itself and on our products range, Stone Green Nurseries aim is to bring quality, uniformity and availability to a wide and comprehensive range of hardy nursery stock.

Hardy plants suitable for outdoor growing in the U.K. suppliers, growers of Shrubs, Trees, Climbing Plants, Clematis, Herbaceous plants, Perennials, Alpines, Ornamentals, Hardy Plants, Hardy Nursery Stock, Specimen Plants, Conifers, Hedging Plants, Ground Cover Plants, Wall Shrubs, Bamboo, Evergreen Bushes.

Whilst our website lists a number of plants we grow, we do not necessarily have all plants in stock at any one time.  Please telephone us to check stock.

(Remember if buying at one of our open weekends at Bethersden,
you can download our 10% off voucher by clicking on the Discount Voucher
in the menu).

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Stone Green Nurseries deliver to the following areas;

Ashford, Romney Marsh, Hythe, Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate, Thanet, Chatham, Herne Bay, Gillingham, Sittingbourne, Medway Towns, Maidstone, Dartford, Bromley, Bexley, South London, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Croydon, Paddock Wood, Goudhurst, Staplehurst  Marden, Sutton Valence, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge, Rye, Kent, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Essex, London, Middlesex.

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Stone Green Nurseries
Pluckley Road
Kent   TN26 3ET

Tel: 01233 820998
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