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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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PLANTS >  (AB - BE )  (CE - HO)  (HO - RU)  (SA - VE)

Ceanothus - Madagascar np

Ceanothus “Madagascar” - New introduction having small crinkled evergreen foilage with blue flowers in spring/summer. Ht 5’. Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Part shade best.

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Choisya Ternata “Walbertons Moonshine” - New form of the popular Mexican orange blossom having good dark green foliage topped in May/June with starry white scented flowers. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained fertile soil. Sun or part shade. Plant breeders rights apply propagation illegal.    Price 5.00

Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum Silver Spoons np

Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum “Silver Spoons” - Mound shaped habit having daisy like flowers of pure white with golden centres in summer. Ht up to 4’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

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Circium Vulgare - Unusual thistle like plant although not spiny. Only stopped in its flowering by cold weather. Purplish thistle knobs over a rosette of foliage. Ht 3’, Sprd 1-2’. Prefers a moist rich soil in sun.
Price 5.00

Clematis - Pilu np

Clematis Piilu - Large wavy edged lilac flowers with carmine bar in May/June and August/September. Height approx 6 -7 feet.Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Group 2 pruning.

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Clematis Texensis “Ladybird Johnson” - Deep red tulip like flowers in late summer. Grows to approximately 10’. Any reasonable soil. Not for deep shade. Shade root area after planting. Keep moist.

Clematis Texensis - Princess Diana np

Clematis Texensis “Princess Diana” - Deep red tulip like flowers in late summer. Height 8-9 Feet. Any reasonable soil. Requires sunny aspect. Shade roots after planting. Cut back hard end of February.

Clianthus Puniceus - Red Cardinal np

Clianthus Puniceus “Red Cardinal” - Parrots Bill. A vigorous semi evergreen having unusual bright red flowers resembling a parrots beak. Height up to 6-7 Feet. Requires a good sunny south or west facing position. Any reasonable soil.    Price 5.00

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Cordyline “Eurostar” - A new form of this popular plant having olive green leaves with a broad central band of brownish red. Ht 5’, Sprd 4’. Any well drained soil. Good for containers. Prefers some sun.
Price 6.00

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Cordyline “Southern Splendour” - A new form of this popular palm having very colourful red and pink striped leaves. Height 5 ft, Spread 4 ft. Any well drained soil. Good for containers. Prefers some sun.
Price 6.00

Coreopsis Verticillata Moonbeam np

Coreopsis Verticillata “Moonbeam” - Masses of lemon yellow flowers from June to September. Height 18”, Spread 36”. Any reasonable soil will withstand being dry. Best in full sun.     Price 5.00

Cytisus Battendieri np

Cytisus Battendieri - Pineapple broom. Silky grey foliage. Yellow pineapple scented flowers. Cone shaped in July. Any well drained soil. Ideal against a wall, but will grow in the open.     Price 7.50

Dahlia Bishop Of York np

Dahlia “Bishop of York” - Wonderful combination of rich dark foliage topped with large orangey flowers throughout summer. Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Prefers medium to heavy soil. Full sun.   Price 5.00

Dicentra - King of Hearts p

Dicentra “King of Hearts” - Bleeding heart. Beautiful, dainty hearts of pale pink, dark pink and white, over tidy dissected bluish foliage. Height 12”, Spread 12”. Any reasonable moist soil. Best in half shade.
Price 5.00

Dicentra Formosa Bacchanal np

Dicentra Formosa “Bacchanal” - Bleeding heart. Dark red locket like flower over attractive greyish foliage in May/July. Height 12”, Spread 12”.  Any well drained rich garden soil.  Best in light shade.   Price 5.00

Dicentra Formosa Luxuriant np

Dicentra Formosa “Luxuriant” - Bleeding heart. Deep pink/red flowers in spring over fine bluish foliage. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Well drained soil. Part shade best.   Price 5.00

Digitals Candy Mountains np

Digitalis “Candy Mountains” - Fox glove having dense unusual upright pointing flowers of rosy pink spikes on sturdy stems. Good for flower arranging. Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. All parts of plant are poisonous.    Price 4.00

Echinacea Tiki torch np

Echinacea “Tiki Torch” - Deep orange daisy like flowers with darker centres from July to October. Height 2 ft, Spread 18”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

Echinacea Tomato Soup np

Enchinacea “Tomato Soup” - Very orangey red daisy like flowers from June to October. Height 24”, Spread 18”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Sunny aspect.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Rubrum np

Epimedium Rubrum - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Carmine red starry flowers in April/May. Height 10”, Spread 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Grandiflorum np

Epimedium Grandiflorum - An excellent ground cover plant for the shade even tolerates dry shade. Stems of white starry flowers in April/May. Height 12”, Spread 18”. Any soil even dry. Part of full shade.
Price 5.00

Epimedium Grandiflorum Lilafee np

Epimedium Grandiflorum “Lilafee” - An excellent ground cover for the shade even dry shade. Pale lilac starry flowers over green foliage in April/May. Height 12”, Spread 18”.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Pubigerum Orange Queen np

Epimedium Pubigerum “Orange Queen” - An excellent ground cover plant for dry shade. Soft orange starry flowers in April/May. Height 10”, Spread 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Versicolour Sulphureum np

Epimedium Versicolor “Sulphureum” - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Sulphur yellow starry flowers in April/May. Height 10”, Spread 18” Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.   
Price 5.00

Epimedium Warleyense np

Epimedium Warleyense - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Copper red flowers with yellow centres over semi evergreen foliage.  Height 18”, Spread 24”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Youngianum Niveum np

Epimedium Youngianum “Niveum” - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Snow white flowers in April/May. Height 10”, Spread 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Youngianum Roseum np

Epimedium Youngianum “Roseum” - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Dark pink flowers in April/May. Height 10”, Spread 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Erigeron Snow White np

Erigeron “Snow White - Masses of pure white daisy-like flowers in June/August. Ideal for cutting. Height 24”, Spread 18”. Ideal for well drained soils. In full sun.    Price 5.00

Eryngium - Jos Eijking p

Ernygium “Jos Eijking” - A much sought after plant having lavender blue flower heads and stems in late Summer/Autumn. Drought tolerant. Height 2-3 ft. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Eryngium - Silver Ghost p

Ernygium “Silver Ghost” - Large silvery white thistle like flowers from June-September. Self seeding biennial.  Height 2 ft, Spread 1 ft. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.    Price 4.00

Eryngium Bourgatii Graham Stuart Thomas Form np

Ernygium Bourgatii “Graham Stuart Thomas Form” - Very striking grey and white striped figured leaves in a neat tussock. Translucent blue flower heads June to August. Any well drained garden soil. Best in full sun.    Price 5.00

Euphorbia Blue Wonder np

Euphorbia “Blue Wonder” - The best of the blue Euphorbia’s dwarf habit evergreen blue foliage.  Height 1 ft, Spread 1 ft. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

Fragaria Pink Panda np

Fragaria “Pink Panda” - Ornamental strawberry. Strong growing semi-evergreen being coloured for months with soft pink flowers. Edible fruits follow. Height 6”, Spread 24”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.  

Fragaria Red Ruby np

Fragaria “Red Ruby” - Ornamental strawberry. Having masses of distinct red flowers throughout summer. Edible fruits. Height 6”, Spread 24”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.

Gillenia Trifoliata p

Gillenia Trifoliata - Dainty star shaped white flowers all summer. Followed by orange autumn foliage. Any reasonable soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Hemerocallis Eenie Weenie np

Hemerocalis “Eenie Weenie” - A shorter growing variety having trumpet shaped yellow flowers from July to September.  Prefers well drained soil. In sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Hemerocallis Stella D'oro np

Hemerocalis “Stella D’oro” - Shorter growing day lily having yellow flowers continuously from June to September.  Height 18”, Spread 24”. Prefers well drained soil. Sun or light shade.
Price 5.00

Hemerocallis Childrens Festival np

Hemerocalis “Childrens Festival” - A shorter growing day lily having trumpet shape rose flowers from July to September. Height 18”, Spread 18”. Prefers well drained soil. Sun or light shade.
Price 5.00

Hosta Frances Williams np

Hosta “Frances Williams” - Large bluish green leaves edged soft yellow very attractive spikes of white flowers in June/July. Height 24”, Spread 24”. Any reasonable moist soil. Best in partial shade.   Price 5.00

Hosta Minuteman np

Hosta “Minuteman” - Large bluish leaves and broadly margined white topped with light lavender flowers in July/August. Height 24”, Spread 24”. Any reasonable moist soil. Full/Part shade.
Price 5.00

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