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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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Cordyline Dazzler c

Cordyline “Dazzler” - Evergreen swords of green white and pink. Ideal for garden and tubs 5’. Well drained garden soil semi shade preferred. Winter protection required.
Price 7.00

Cordyline Australis c

Cordyline “Australis” - Evergreen sword like leaves ideal for patio tubs or as specimen plant. Any reasonable garden soil. Requires a sheltered spot.   Price 5.00

Cordyline Torbay Red c

Cordyline Torbay Red - Evergreen  palm like plant. Having red foliage. Eventually forming a trunk. Any reasonable soil. Any sheltered aspect.
Price   7.00

cornus alba sibirica

Cornus Alba Sibiricad - Bright intense red stems for winter colour. grows to sft.most reasonable soils especially wet.sun or part shade. excellent when planted with the yellow and orange stemmed varieties.   Price 5.00

Cornus Alba Ivory Halo c

Cornus Alba “Ivory Halo” - Red stemmed dogwood having a dense compact habit richly variegated leaves edged white. Ht 3-4’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Some sun preferred. Plant breeders’ rights apply to this plant.   Price 5.00

cornus alternifolia argentea

Cornus Alternifolia Argentea - Pagoda dogwood sometimes called wedding cake tree.small tree or largish shrub having tiered spreading branches.leaves turning reddish purple in autumn. Ht upto 20’ Sprd 6’.any reasonable soil.any aspect.   Price 7.00

cornus capitata

Cornus Capitata - A large srub or small tree having beautiful sulpur yellow bracts in june/july followed by large strawberry like fruits (non edible). Ht upto 20’.any reasonable soil. prefers a sheltered site.  Price 6.00

cornus controversa variegata

Cornus Controversa Variegata - A slow growing medium sized shrub. grows with a rather irregular form usually giving a tiered effect, white flat topped flowers in summer.any well drained soil.any aspect but not in cold winds. Ht.6’ spr 6’ in 10yrs.   Price 10.00

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Cornus Stolinifera Flaviramea - Excellent bright yellow stems in winter. size 5’x 5’.most reasonable garden soils especially wet.sun or part shade. excellent planted with red or orange stemmed varietis.   Price 5.00

Cornus Florida Rubra c

Cornus Florida Rubra - Medium sized shrub or small tree. Leaves of mid green large for the genus. Red/pinkish flowers in Spring. Brighter red autumn colours. Ht 12-15’ in time. Any good soil. Any aspect.  Price 8.00

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Cornus Sanguinea “Winter Beauty” - Stunning fiery orange/yellow red winter stems. Green leaves turning butter yellow in Autumn. Size 4x4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

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Cornus Sericea “White Gold” - A new form having bright yellow winter stems with the benefit of silvery variegated foliage. Ht 4’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable moist soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

Correa Dusky Bells c

Correa “Dusky Bells” - Evergreen spreading shrub with hairy rust red stems. Clusters of tubular reddish green or cream flowers from Sept to March. Ht 3’, Sprd 4-5’. Requires a sheltered well drained position.  Price 5.00

cortaderia pumilo

Cortaderia Pumilo - Dwarf pampus grass.a smaller variety of this popular plant having large plumes of feathery flowers. Ht 5’ sord 5’.any reasonable soil.any aspect.  Price 5.00

Corydalis Blue Dragon c

Corydalis “Blue Dragon” - Glaucous dissected foliage topped with beautiful blue flowers in summer. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers sunny position.
Price 5.00

Corylus Avellana Contorta c

Corylus Avellana Contorta - Cork screw hazel. Curiously twisted stems yellow catkins in Feb. Makes a lovely winter feature plant in the garden or containers. Ht 6’, Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.   Price 6.50

corydalis spinners variety

Corydalis “Spinners Variety” - Lush sea green foliage blushed bronze with dainty blueflowers in summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil.prefers some sun.   Price 5.00

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Corylus Contorta “Red Majestic” - A new form of the popular twisted hazel having deep purple twisted foliage and stems long catkins in late winter. Any reasonable soil. Best in some sun.
Price 7.50

Cosmos Choca Mocha c

Cosmos “Choca Mocha” - Beautiful chocolate scented dark burgundy flowers in summer. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any well drained soil. Sheltered aspect.   Price 5.00

Cotinus Grace c

Continus “Grace” - Smoke bush. New variety of this popular plant having green foliage topped with bright pink flowers in summer. Ht 5’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 6.00

Cotinus Coggygria Golden Sprit c

Continus Coggygria “Golden Spirit” - Rich golden round leaves flowers resembling smoke in late summer. Ht 5’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Light shade preferred.
Price 6.00

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple c

Continus Coggygria “Royal Purple” - Smoke bush. Excellent purple foliage pinkish flowers turning smoke like with age. 6x5’. Any reasonable soil. Full sun preferred.
Price 6.00

Cotinus Coggygria Young Lady c

Cotinus Coggygria Young Lady - A new form of the popular smoke bush ideal for both containers and the border . Ht 2-3, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Plant breeders’ rights apply to this plant . No propagation without licence.   Price 6.00

cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster Horizontalis - Herringbone pattern branches white flowers in spring followed by red berries and leaf in autumn. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Any soil. Full sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Corydalis Conspicuous Decorous - Semi-evergreen. Red berries, excellent low growing shrub. Ht 3’ Sprd 4’. Most reasonable soil sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Cotoneaster Juliette c

Cotoneaster “Juliette” - Semi-evergreen. Red berries in autumn. Richly variegated foliage. Good ground cover. Most reasonable soil. Sun or part shade 2x3’.
Price 5.00

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Cotoneaster “Queen of Carpets” - Low growing evergreen ground covering shrub white flowers in spring followed by red berries in autumn. Ht 1’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

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Cotoneaster “Lacteus” - Semi evergreen. Makes an excellent hedge. White flowers flowed by bright red berries and leaves in autumn. Grows to 6x6’. Most reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Cotoneaster Radicans Dammerii - Evergreen. Masses of small white flowers in spring followed by red berries in autumn excellent ground cover. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

Crinodendron Hookerianum c

Crinodendron Hookerianum - Evergreen shrub. Long stalked crimson lantern like flowers. Beautiful plant. Prefers some shade. 6x6’. Prefers acidic soil. Any aspect.
Price 6.00

crocosmia emily mckenzie

Crocosmia Emily McKenszie - Mombertia having sword like foliage spikes of orangy/yellow fresia like flowers in summer. Ht 3’. Any garden soil sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Crocosmia George Davidson c

Crocosmia “George Davidson” - Green sword like leaves topped with spikes of bright yellow flowers in summer. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect with sun. 30x24”.
Price 5.00

Crocosmia Lucifer c

Crocosmia Lucifer - Mombretia having sword like foliage spikes of orange red freesia like flowers in summer. Ht 3’. Any soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

crocosmia sunglow

Crocosmia Sunglow - Green sword like leaves topped with spikes of bright yellow flowers in summer. Ht 30” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect with sun.   Price 5.00

cupressocyparis castlewellan

Cupressocyparis Castlewellan - Fastest growing golden hedging conifer. Ht up to 30’. Any soil. Water well when newly planted. If properly managed an excellent hedge of 6-7’ can be achieved.   Price 5.00

Cuppessocyparis Leylandii c

Cupressocyparis Leylandii - Large conifer 30x6’. Fast growing. 30ft at 10 years. Ideal hedging plant. Plant in sun or shade will succeed in any soils. If properly managed a hedge of 6-7’ can be achieved.   Price 5.00

cuprsessus macrocarpa goldcrest

Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest - Golden yellow foliage clip twice per year to maintain shape. Sun essential for good colour. Ht 8-10’ in 10 years. Any reasonable soil. Not too windy position.   Price 5.00

cuprsessus sempervirens totem

Cupressus Sempervirens “Totem” - Italian cypress. A tall narrow pencil like conifer having dark green foliage and prickly brown cones. Ht 12-15’ in 10 years. Any reasonable soil. Best in sheltered position. Price 6.00

Cynara Cardunclus c

Cynara Cardunculus - Cardoon. Excellent grey foliage large thistle like edible purple flowers. Ht 5’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable drained soil. Sunny position.  
Price 6.00

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