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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)

Hosta Whirllwind np

Hosta “Whirlwind” - Large dark green crinkly leaves with creamy central splash. Pale lilac flowers in July/August. Height 16”, Spread 18”. Any reasonable moist soil. Best in partial shade.
Price 5.00

Hosta Halcyon np

Hosta “Halcyon” - Large narrow bluish green leaves topped in July/August with white flowers. Height 16”, Spread 18”. Any reasonable moist soil. Best in part shade.
Price 5.00

Incarvillea Delavayii np

Incarvillea Delavayii - Large pink trumpet blooms. May-June. Height 24”, Spread 12”. Well drained soil required. Full sun essential.    Price 5.00

Incarvillea Delavayii Snow Top np

Incarvillea Delavayii “Snow Top” - Pure white flowers in summer. Height 24”, Spread 24”. Any well drained soil. Full sun.    Price 5.00

Iris Jane Phillps np

Iris “Jane Phillips” - Classic Iris having very scented large sky blue flowers. Height 3 ft. Prefers a hot, sunny well drained position.

Iris Top Flight np

Iris “Top Flight” - Bearded Iris having large impressive ruffled apricot flowers in May/June. Height 2-3 ft. Prefers a hot sunny well drained position.

Knipofia Nancy Red np

Kniphofia “Nancy Red”  - Stately spikes of red hot pokers from July/October. Height 24”, Spread 18”. Any well drained soil. Prefers full sun.    Price 5.00

Kniphofia Caulescens Coral Breakers np

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

Kniphofia Caulescens John Mays Form np

Kniphofia Caulescens “John Mays Form” - A beautiful red hot poker having the benefit of evergreen bluish leaves topped with spikes of coral flowers in October/November.  Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.     Price 5.00

Kniphofia Northiae np

Kniphofia Northiae - Large foliage plant having large greyish leaves and stumpy coral and cream red hot pokers April to June. Evergreen. Height 4 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any well drained soil. Sun preferred.     Price 5.00

Knipohia Royal Standard np

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

laburnam alpinum pendula

Laburnam Alpinum Pendula” - A dwarf tree having stiff ascending branches with yellow laburnum flowers in spring. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 30.00

laburnam voss II

Laburnam Voss II” - Medium size tree. Ht 15’ Sprd 8’. Long sprays of yellow flowers May. Toxic if eaten. Plant in sun or semi-shade. Any garden soil.   Price 25.00

Leucanthemum Aglaia np

Leucanthemum “Aglaia” - Large semi double white flowers over a neat crown of foliage in June/August. Height 24”, Spread 18”. Any reasonable moist but well drained soil. Sun or half shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Leucanthemum Goldrausch np

Leucanthemum “Goldrausch” - Densely fimbricated that open yellow and turn white at the edges flowers from May to August and sometimes later. Height 18”, Spread 12”. Any reasonable moist but well drained soil. Sun or part shade. [Propagation prohibited]
Price 5.00

Lupinus Chameleon np

Lupinus “Chameleon” - One of a range of Bi- coloured Lupins. Stately spires of pink and red flowers in summer. Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Lupinus Manhatthan Lights np

Lupinus “Manahattan Lights” - One of a range of Bi- coloured Lupins. Stately spires of purple and yellow flowers in summer.  Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Lupinus Masterpiece np

Lupinus “Masterpiece” - One of a range of Bi- coloured Lupins. Stately spires of purple and deep blue flowers in summer. Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Lupinus Persian Slipper np

Lupinus “Persian Slipper” - One of a range of Bi- coloured Lupins. Stately spires of purple and mauve flowers in summer. Height 2-3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Lupinus Salmon Star np

Lupinus “Salmon Star” - One of a range of Bi- coloured Lupins. Stately spires of orange and pink flowers in summer. Height 2.5-3.5 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Malva - Park Alee p

Malva “Park Alee” - Perennial mallow having masses of semi double creamy white flowers in summer. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any reasonable soil that’s not too wet in winter. The more sun, the more flowers.
Price 5.00

Malva - Park Rondell p

Malva “Park Rondell” - Perennial mallow. Masses of semi double pink flowers in summer. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any reasonable soil that’s not too wet in winter. The more sun, the more flowers.    Price 5.00

Malva - Primley Blue p

Malva “Primley Blue” - Perennial mallow. Masses of blue flowers veined purple in summer. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any reasonable soil that’s not too wet in winter. The more sun sun, the more flowers.
Price 5.00

Myosotidium Hotensia np

Myosotidium Hotensia - Chatham Island for-get-me-not. Very large pleated shiny leaves good blue flowers in May/June. Height 2 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any well drained garden soil. Good for planting north facing or for pots in the shade.   Price 6.00

Nerine Bowdenii np

Nerine Bowdenii - A bulbous plant having strappy leaves topped with beautiful pink flowers in late Summer/Autumn. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Free draining soil. Some sun.
Price 5.00

Oenothera Longifolia Lemon Sunset np

Oenothera Longifolia “Lemon Sunset” - Evening primrose. Large soft yellow flowers maturing to sunset red in summer. Height 3 ft +, Spread 2 ft. Any well drained soil. Best in sun.
Price 5.00

Paeonia Inspector Lavergne np

Paeonia “Inspector Lavergne” - Large double red flowers with white tips in May/June.  Height 32”, Spread 30”. Prefers full sun and good deep composted soil.
Price 6.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Bowl Of Beauty np

Paeonia Lactiflora “Bowl of Beauty” - Fragrant double pink open flowers with ivory centres in June/July. Height 3 ft, Spread 2-3 ft. Any rich deep well composted soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Duchis De Moures np

Paeonia Lactiflora “Duchess De Nemours” - Fragrant double flowers creamy white yellow heart. Height 3 ft, Spread 2-3 ft. Any rich well composted soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Karl Rosenfield np

Paeonia Lactiflora “Karl Rosenfield” - Large rich double red flowers in June/July over good strong green foliage. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any rich well composted soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Monsieur Jules Elie np

Paeonia Lactiflora “Monsieur Jules Elie” - Large glossy fragrant lilac pink flowers in June/July. Height 3 ft, Spread 2-3 ft. Prefers well composted deep soil. Full sun.
Price 6.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Shirley Temple np

Paeonia Lactiflora “Shirley Temple” - Large white blushed pink fragrant flowers in June/July. Height 3 ft, Spread 2 ft. Prefers good deep well composted soil in full sun.
Price 6.00

Paeonia Officinalis Rubra Plena np

Paeonia Officinalis “Rubra Plena” - Large deep red flowers with golden anthers in May/June. Height 28”, Spread 24”. Prefers deep well composted soil and full sun.
Price 6.00

Pennisetum Villosum Cream Falls np

Pennisetum Villosum “Cream Falls” - Graceful creamy white fluffy flower heads throughout summer which can be dried. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.
Price 5.00

Penstemon - Juicy Grape p

Penstemon “Juicy Grape” - Masses of bell shaped cerise pink flowers with speckled white throats throughout summer. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any well reasonable soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Penstemon - Strawberries and Cream p

Penstemon “Strawberries and Cream” - Masses of bell like flowers of white flushed and streaked red throughout summer. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Penstemon - Sweet Cherry p

Penstemon “Sweet Cherry” - Masses of bell like red flowers with white throats throughout summer. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Penstemon - Vanilla Plum p

Penstemon “Vanilla Plum” - Masses of bell like plum flowers with white throats throughout summer. Height 2 ft, Spread 2 ft. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Photinia Super Hedge np

Photina “Super Hedge” - A new form selected for hedges not quite as colourful as red robin but better branching and forming a fuller hedge,  Height 6 ft +, Spread 4 ft +. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

Physocarpus - Lady In Red p

Physocarpus “Lady in Red” - Brilliant chestnut red to wine foliage topped with florets of white flowers in summer, Height 4-5”, Spread 4”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade. [Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited]    Price 5.00

Ptilostemon - Diacantha p

Ptilostemon Diacantha - White veined decorative foliage topped with purple thistle like flowers in July/September. Height 24”, Spread 15”. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Romneya Coulteri p

Romneya Coulteri - Californian tree poppy. Large poppy like scented flowers from July to October. Glaucous bluish grey foliage. Height up to 6 ft. Any light warm soil. Sunny position.
Price 6.00

Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy p

Rudbeckia “Cherry Brandy” - Masses of daisy like cherry red flowers in summer. Height 2+ ft, Spread 2 ft. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

“All prices liable to variation.”

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