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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


New Plants for 2009

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

Salvia - Golden Delicious p

Salvia “Golden Delicious”

Salvia Sclarea Turkestancia Mojito np

Salvia Sclarea Turkestanica “Mojito” - Upright spikes of white and green bracts make this an unusual and stunning plant for the border. Height 3 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in full sun.
Price 5.00

Scabiosa Beaujolais Bonnets np

Scabiosa “Beaujolais Bonnets” - Double flowers of rich burgundy with contrasting paler outer petals in July-October. Height 2 ft, Spread 1 ft. Any well drained soil. Sunny position required.    Price 5.00

Scabiosa - Crimson Cushion p

Scabiosa “Crimson Cushion” - Pin cushion. Rich rosy red flowers in summer. Height 24/36”. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect.    Price 5.00

Tanecetum Vulgare Golden Fleece np

Tanecetum Vulgare “Golden Fleece” - A beautiful foliage plant having delightful heavily curled golden foliage which can be cut back in mid summer for a fresh set of clothes. Height 18”, Spread 18”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Tetrapanax Papyyrifera - Rex p

Tetrapanaz Papyyrifera “Rex” - Enormous slightly furred leaves up to 3ft wide large white flower heads October/December. Height 7 ft up. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.     Price 6.00

Thalictrum - Thunder Cloud p

Thalictrum “Thunder Cloud” - Silvery green foliage topped with tall stems of mauve fluffy flowers in July/September. Height 3-4 ft, Spread 3 ft. Any moist but well drained soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 6.00

Vegetable Aubergine - Moneymaker p

Vegetable Aubergine “Moneymaker F1” - An early maturing reliable variety with good standard shape. Matt purple fruits on sturdy stems.

Vegetable Butternut Squash - Sprinter p

Vegetable Butternut Squash “Sprinter F1” - A hybrid butternut providing an early crop of uniform medium sized fruits with excellent flavour.

Vegetable Calabrese - Chevalier p

Vegetable Calabrese “Chevalier F1” - Selected for its good quality high yield of small bead sized and domed heads, Harvest June/November.

Vegetable Courgette - Ambassador p

Vegetable Courgette “Ambassador F1” - Early variety of quality high yielding courgette. Maturing in approx; 50 days. Fruit size 10-20cm long.

Vegetable Dwarf French Bean - Tendergreen p

Vegetable Dwarf French Bean “Tendergreen” - An early maturing productive and long season. Fleshy, stringless, firbreless and snap cleanly.

Vegetable Chilli Pepper - Apache p

Vegetable Chilli Pepper “Apache F1” - A medium to hot chilli. Turns from green to bright red. Good ornamental as well as culinary use. Dwarf habit generous crop.

Vegetable Pumpkin - Jack Of All Trades p

Vegetable Pumpkin “Jack of all Trades” - A classic pumpkin bright orange fruit perfect for Halloween and culinary use.

Vegetable Sweetcorn - Fiesta p

Vegetable Sweetcorn “Fiesta F1” - A reasonably tall and super sweet variety. Holds well on and off the plant. Early to mature August/September.

Vegtable Sweet Pepper - Poseidon p

Vegetable Sweet Pepper “Poseidon F1” - High yield of glossy green to red fruits, good thick crispy flesh. Harvest approx; 85 days from planting.

Vegetable Tomato - Shirley p

Vegetable Tomato “Shirley F1” - Heavy yield of deep red fruits. Resistant to TMV and mould.

Vegetable Runner Bean - Hestia p

Vegetable Runner Bean ‘Hestia” - Compact vine masses of blooms in mid to late summer. Dark green bean pods throughout summer.

“All prices liable to variation.”

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