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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

Adrian

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iris vitality

Iris “Vitality” - A really good deep yellow bearded iris flowering in May/June. Prefers a hot dry sunny position. Ht 2’ Sprd 1-2’. Plant with rhizome showing.   Price 5.00

Iris Snow Tracey c

Iris “Snow Tracery” - Bearded iris. White flowers highlighted with bright blue around fringes with a bright orange beard in June/July. Ht 2’. Prefers a hot sunny well drained position. Plant with rhizome showing.   .Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Autumn Encore c

Iris Germanica “Autumn Encore” - Bearded iris. Purplish with white throat flowers in late spring/summer and repeat flower in autumn. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.   Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Elizabth Of England c

Iris Germanica “Elizabeth of England” - Bearded iris. Tall pale blue flowers in late spring/summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Callienente c

Iris Germanica “Calliente” - Bearded iris. Tall deep crimson flowers in late spring/summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Desrt Echo c

Iris Germanica “Desert Echo” - Bearded iris. Bright yellow flowers in late spring/summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Lady Snowflake c

Iris Germanica “Lady Snowflake” - Bearded iris. White flowers in late spring/summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00
 

Iris Germanica Night Owl c

Iris Germanica “Night Owl” - Bearded iris. Very dark purple almost black flowers in late spring/summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil preferred. Plant in sunny position with rhizome showing.   Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Stepping Out c

Iris Germanica “Stepping Out” - Bearded iris. Large striking flowers of blue-purple and white in May/June. Ht 32”, Sprd 18”. Well drained soil in full sun. plant with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00

Iris Germanica Supersittion c

Iris Germanica “Superstition” - Bearded iris. Large almost black flowers in May/June. Ht 3’. Prefers a hot sunny well drained position. Plant with rhizome showing.
Price 5.00

Iris Japonica Variegata c

Iris Japonica Variegata - Sword like variegated foliage. Ht 18”, Sprd 24”. Evergreen. Blue-white flowers May/June. Any reasonable moist soil. Asy aspect.
Price 5.00

Iris Pallida Argentea-Variegata c

Iris Pallida “Argentea-Variegata” - White variegated glaucous foliage with scented soft blue flowers June/July. Ht 2’. Prefers hot sunny well drained position. Plant with rhizome showing.
Price 6.00

itea ilicifolia

Itea “Ilicifolia” - A beautiful evergreen shrub having fragrant hebe like flowers in summer. Excellent as a wall shrub. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Prefers lime free but will tolerate a little. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

Itea Henrys Garnet c

Itea “Henrys Garnet” - A beautiful small shrub having fragrant herb like flowers in summer followed by brilliant red autumn colour. Ht 4’, Sprd 4’. Prefers lime free but will tolerate a little. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

itea virginica

Itea “Virginica” - An attractive small deciduous shrub having upright cylindrical flowers of creamy/white which are fragrant in July/August. Good autumn colour follows. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

jasminum officinale argento-marginata

Jasminum Officinale Argenteo-Marginata - A striking form having richly variegated foliage and white scented flowers. Well drained soil. Plant in sunny position.   Price 6.00

Jaminum Officinale Aureo-Variegata c

Jasminum Officinale Aureo-Variegata - Richly golden variegated foliage and scented white flowers in summer. Well drained soil. Plant in sunny position.   Price 6.00

Jasminum Beesianum c

Jasminum Beesianum - An excellent climbing plant. Small pink flowers. Ht up to 15’. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in full sun.
Price 6.00

jasminum nudiflorum

Jasminum Nudiflorum - Tubular yellow flowers on green leafless stems in winter. Ht up to 10’. Any garden soil. Not on any east facing wall.   Price 6.00

Jasminum Officinale Clotted Cream c

Jasminum Officinale “Clotted Cream” - Very fragrant heavily scented creamy lemon flowers in summer. Semi evergreen climber. Ht 10’, Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Sun preferred or part shade. Propagation illegal protected by plant breeders rights.
Price 6.00

Jasminum Officinale Fiona Sunrise c

Jasminum Officinale “Fiona Sunrise” - A new form having pure gold leaves and scented white flowers. Well drained, light shade required. Protected variety propagation prohibited.
Price 6.00

Jasminum Officinale Inverleith c

Jasminum Officinale “Inverleith” - Richly scented flowers pink in bud opening to white with pink stripes on reverse. Ht 15’. Full sun preferred. Any moist soil.    Price 6.00

Jasminum Officinale White Jasmin c

Jasminum Officinale White Jasmin - Vigorous climbing plant having very fragrant white flowers June/Sept. Ht up to 25’. Any reasonable garden soil. Warm sunny site.
Price 6.00

Jasminum Stephanesne c

Jasminum Stephanense - Masses of pale pink fragrant flowers in June/July. Climbing plant. Ht up to 18’. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in full sun.
Price 6.00

Juniperus Blue Carpt c

Juniperus “Blue Carpet” - Excellent ground covering Juniper. Bluish foliage. Ht 9”, Sprd 36”. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Juniperus Blue Star c

Juniperus “Blue Star” - A small compact plant, dome type habit. Bluish foliage. Ht 1’, Sprd 3’ in 10 years. Any aspect. Any reasonable soil.   Price 5.00

Juniperus Communis Compressa c

Juniperus Communis Compressa - A lovely tight miniature column like evergreen. Ht 3’, Sprd 1’ in 10 years. Any soil conditions. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

Juniperus Horizontals Blue Chip c

Juniperus Horizontalis “Blue Chip” - Evergreen steely blue foliage. Good ground cover. Ht 1’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Juniperus Pfitzeriana Carberry Gold c

Juniperus Pfitzeriana “Carberry Gold” - Evergreen. Dense low spreading growth with very attractive bright golden foliage. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 4-5’. Any soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

juniperus pfitzeriana gold coast

Juniperus Pfitzeriana “Gold Coast” - Evergreen. Dense low spreading growth with very attractive bright golden foliage. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 4-5’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

justica rizini

Justica Rizini” - This native of Brazil is a small perennial evergreen shrub with masses of nodding yellow tipped red flowers between November and April. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers a sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

Kerria Japonica Floreplena c

Kerria Japonica “Floreplena” - Excellent performing shrub having masses of large golden ball like flowers April/May. Ht 6’, Sprd 6’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or partial shade.
Price 5.00

Knautia c

Knautia - Double dark crimson flowers from June to Sept. good for butterflies and bees. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable dry soil. Very drought tolerant. Sunny aspect.
Price 5.00

knautia macedonica red knight

Knautia Macedonica “Red Knight” - Double dark crimson flowers from June to September. Good for butterflies and bees. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable dry soil. Very drought tolerant. Sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

Kniphofia Caulescens Coral Breakness c

Kniphofia Caulescens “Coral Breakers” - Swirls of broad blue grey leaves topped with short coral red hot pokers in June/July. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

kniphofia firedance

Kniphofia “Firedance” - Red hot pokers. Compact sword like foliage topped with pokers of coral red with yellow bases from June to September. Ht 20” Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

Knipofia Nancy Red c

Kniphofia “Nancy Red” - Tidy rosettes of sword like foliage topped with stately spikes of red hot pokers from July/Oct. ht 24”, Sprd 18”. Any well drained soil. Prefers full sun.
Price 5.00

Knipohia Royal Standard c

Kniphofia “Royal Standard” - Tall spikes of red and yellow red hot pokers over green sword like leaves from Aug to Oct. ht 36”, Sprd 24”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers sunny position.   Price 5.00

kniphofia royal castle

Kniphofia “Royal Castle” - Tall spikes of red and yellow red hot pokers over green sword like leaves from August to October. Ht 36” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers sunny position.  Price 5.00

kolkwitzia amabilis pink cloud

Kolkwitzia Amabilis “Pink Cloud” - ‘Beauty bush’. Smothered with foxglove like pink flowers in spring. Ht up to 6’ Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Good sunny spot.   Price 5.00

lathyrus latifolius pink pearl

Lathyrus Latifolius “Pink Pearl” - Perennial sweetpea. An everlasting sweetpea having masses of pink flowers throughout summer. Ht 6-8’. Best in well drained soil and full sun. Cut back hard in April.   Price 6.00

lathyrus latifolius red pearls

Lathyrus Latifolius “Red Pearls” - Perennial sweetpea. Everlasting sweetpea having masses of dark pink/red flowers in summer. Ht 6-8’. Best in well drained soil and full sun. Cut back hard in April.   Price 5.00

lavandula imperial gem

Lavandula “Imperial Gem” - A selected form of the popular hidcote but being more compact and having good dark blue flowers in summer. Ht 15” Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Best in sun.
Price 5.00

Larus Nobils Bay Tree c

Laurus Nobilis Bay Tree - Bay tree. Evergreen aromatic shrub leaves used for cooking. Can be pruned to shape. Ht 8-15’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Lavandula Spica Hidcote c

Lavandula Spica “Hidcote” - Dense spikes violet flowers July/Sep. evergreen. Greyish scented foliage. Ht 1’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Full sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

LavandulaSpica Munstead c

Lavandula Spica “Munstead” - Greyish green aromatic foliage blue flowers July/Sept. evergreen. Good for small hedging. Ht 18”, Sprd 24”. Any well drained soil. Full sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Lavandula Spica Rosea c

Lavandula Spica “Rosea” - Soft pink flowers. Greyish scented foliage. Evergreen. Ht 15”, Sprd 18”. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

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