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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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Astrantia Major Primadonna c

Astrantia Major “Primadonna” - Dark maroon flowers from June till August. Ht 28” Sprd 24”. Rich moist soil in full or partial shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Astrantia Majour Shaggy c

Astrantia Major “Shaggy” - Silvery/White tipped green papery flowers from Jun to Aug. Ht 30” Sprd 24”. Any moisture retentive soil best in full or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Aucuba “Golden Girl” - Laurel like shrub glossy green heavily spotted foliage. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’.any reasonable soil prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia c

Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia - Spotted laurel. Evergreen large boldly spotted leaves blotched gold. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Male form. Best in shade. Any soil.   Price 5.00 

Aucuba Japonica Golden King c

Aucuba Japonica “Golden King” - Spotted laurel. Evergreen golden variegated leaves. Ht 5’ Sprd 5’. Male form. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in shade.   Price 5.00

aucuba japonica pepperspot

Aucuba “Japonica Pepperspot” - Spotted laurel.evergreen golden variegated leaves. Ht 5’ Sprd 5’. male form.any reasonable garden soil .best in shade.   Price 5.00

Aucuba Japonica Rozzanie c

Aucuba Japonica “Rozzanie” - Laurel like shrub. Glossy green leaves. Flowers early spring. Red almost square berries in autumn/winter. Self fertile. Height 4’ Sprd 3’. Sun or deep shade. Any good garden soil.    Price 5.00

Aucuba Japonica Variegata c

Aucuba Japonica Variegata - A valuable evergreen shrub having yellow spotted foliage and plume shaped flowers followed by red berries. Female. Size 5’x5’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.  
5.00

Azalea Blue Moon c

Azalea “Blue Moon” - Evergreen azalea. Masses of pale lilac blue flowers in April/May. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 2-3’. Requires acidic soil. Sun or part shade.   6.00

Azalea Miss Muffet c

Azalea “Miss Muffet” - Evergreen azalea. Masses of pale lilac blue flowers in April/May. Ht 2-3’ Sprd2-3’. Requires acidic soil. Sun or part shade.    6.00

Azalea Moon Shadow c

Azalea “Moon Shadow” - Evergreen azalea masses of bluish mauve flowers in April/May. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Requires acidic soil. Sun or part shade.   6.00

Azalea Orange Wave c

Azalea “Orange Wave” - Evergreen azalea. Masses of frilly edged salmon orange flowers in April/May. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 3’. Requires acidic soil. Sun or part shade.   6.00

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Azalea “Viscosa” - Deciduous azalea. Having white tinged pink scented flowers in May. Ht3-4’ SPRD 3’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.   6.00

Azalea Exbury Ginger c

Azalea “Exbury Ginger” - Deciduous azalea. Having large deep orange flowers in May. Ht5 Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.   6.00

Azalea Golden Flare c

Azalea “Golden Flare” - Deciduous azalea having stunning large deep golden yellow flowers with reddish orange blotches in May. Ht5’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.   6.00

azalea hybrid knap hill fireball

Azalea “Knap Hill Fireball” - Deciduous azalea stunning large deep red flowers in may. Ht5’ Sprd 4’.requires acidic soil.any aspect.   Price 6.00

azalea hybrid nabucco

Azalea Hybrid “Nabucco” - Deciduous azalea having stunning large pure red flowers in may. Ht5’ Sprd 4’.requires acidic soil.any aspect.  Price 6.00

Azalea Japonica Fireglow c

Azalea Japonica “Fireglow” - Japanese azalea small evergreen shrub, masses orange/red flowers in May. Size 3’ x 3’. Acidic soil required. Prefers a shady location.   6.00

Azalea Japonica Mothers Day c

Azalea Japonica “Mothers Day” - Japanese azalea. Small evergreen shrub. Masses orange/red flowers, in may. Size 3’x3’. Acidic soil required. Prefers a shady location.   6.00

Azalea Japonica Rose Greeley c

Azalea Japonica “Rose Greeley” - Small evergreen shrub having masses of deep red flowers in April/May. 2x2’ Requires acidic soil. Prefers a shady location.   6.00

Azalea Japonica Santa Maria c

Azalea Japonica “Santa Maria” - A small evergreen shrub having masses of scarlet flowers in May/June. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Prefers acid soil. Prefers some shade.   5.00

Azalea Japonica Suprise c

Azalea Japonica “Surprise” - Small evergreen shrub masses of pink flowers edged white in spring 3x2’. Requires acidic soil. Prefers a shady location.   6.00

Begonia Beni Tochiba c

Begonia “Beni Tochiba” - Lovely metallic pink silvered foliage with single pink flowers in summer. Ht 12”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil that’s not too wet in winter. Prefers some sun but will grow in shade. Hardy but is late to reappear after winter.  5.00

Begonia Grandis Evansiana Alba c

Begonia Grandis Evansiana Alba - Large fleshy attractive leaves of green flushed red topped with white flowers in Aug/Nov. Ht 12-15”, Sprd 15”. Any soil even dry. Good in shade.   5.00

Begonia Sutherlandii c

Begonia Sutherlandii - Lush green foliage topped with beautiful orange flowers in summer/autumn. Ht 8”, Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Will tolerate shade.   5.00

begonia grandis evansiana rosea

Begonia Grandis Evansiana Rosea - Large flesy attractive leaves sometimes flushed red topped with attractive delicate pale pink flowers between aug and nov. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’ any soil even dry.good in shady areas.   Price 5.00

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Berberis Buxifolia Nana - A beautiful dwarf shrub having pale green foliage and yellow flowers in spring. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   5.00

Berberis DarwinII Compactum c

Berberis Darwinii Compactum - Deep orangey yellow flowers in late March/April purple berry in autumn. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4-5’. Evergreen. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade. Good for hedging.   5.00

berberis ottawensis superba

Berberis Ottawensis Superba - Large rounded rich purple leaves. yellow flowers in early spring.size 6’x 6’.any reasonable soil. sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

berberis thunberg II atropurpurea

Berberis Thunberg II Atropurpurea - Bright red leaves & berries in autumn.yellow flowers in spring.size. make an excellent hedge. 4’x 4’.any reasonable soil.sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

berberis thunberg II starburst

Berberis Thunberg II Starburst - Early foliage emerges pale green but gradually tahes on a motiled white look by late summer the motiling turns pink and into autumn the whole plant takes on a rich crimson. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any soil.any aspect.   Price 5.00

Berberis Thunbergii Bagatelle c

Berberis Thunbergii Bagatelle - Dwarf shrub having purple foliage. Yellow flowers in spring. Size 2x3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   5.00

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