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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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Cytisus Battendieri c

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 open.  
Price 8.00

dahlia bishop of auckland

Dahlia Bishop of Auckland - Maroon red flowers throughout summer. Over dark purplis foliage. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Prefers medium/heavy soil in a sunny position.   Price 5.00

dahlia bishop of canterbury

Dahlia Bishop of Canterbury - Reddish flowers throughout summer over purplish foliage. Ht 30” Sprd 30”. Medium/heavy soils. Sunny position.   Price 5.00

Dahlia Bishop of Llandaf c

Dahlia “Bishop of Llandaf” - Masses of red flowers with yellow centres throughout summer. Bronze foliage. Med/heavy soils. Sunny position. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’.    Price 5.00

Dahlia Bishop Of York c

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

Dahlia Fascination c

Dahlia Fascination - Purplish foliage double pink flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Prefers med/heavy soil well drained. Some sun required.   Price 5.00

Dahlia Moon fire c

Dahlia Moonfire - Dark foliage with masses of bi-coloured orangey yellow flowers in summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Some sun required.   Price 5.00

Dahlia Twinnings After Eight c

Dahlia “Twinnings After Eight” - Very sought after dahlia having the very darkest, almost black, foliage topped with white flowers with golden anthers a beautiful contrast. Ht 3-4’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Full sun for best colour.   Price 5.00

Daphne Odora Aureo - Variegata c

Daphne Odora Aureo-Variegata - Highly scented purplish flowers in April. Thin yellow margins on evergreen leaf any well drained soil. Part shade preferred. Ht 5’, Sprd 4’.
Price 7.00

delosperma cooperii

Delosperma Cooperii - A low growing succulent having good sized intense pink flowers throughout summer. Ht 8” Sprd 15”. Any reasonable soil, good on dry soils. Prefers full sun.
Price 5.00

delphinium guardian blue

Delphinium Guardian Blue - Tall spikes of beautiful blue flowers in summer. Ht 3’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers full sun.   Price 5.00

delphinium magic fountains

Delphinium Magic Fountains - A mixture of colours from white to purple flowering on good stout stems in summer. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers full sun.   Price 5.00

Delphinum Pacific Giant Black Knight c

Delphinium Pacific Giant “Black Knight” - Tall spikes of dark blue flowers with black centres in summer. Ht 5’. Sunny sheltered spot. Any reasonable soil. Slug protection may be required.
Price 5.00

Delphinum Pacific Giant Galahad c

Delphinium Pacific Giant “Galahad” - Tall spikes of large white flowers in summer Ht 5’. Sunny sheltered spot. Any reasonable soil. Slug protection may be required.
Price 5.00

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Deschampsia Tetra Gold - Small tuffets of very fine foliage vivid lime green. Ht 1’, Sprd 1. Any reasonable soil. Not too damp. Prefers some sun. Best planted in groups.
Price 5.00

Desfontainea Spinosa c

Desfontainea Spinosa - Holly like foliage tubular flowers in June. Scarlet with yellow caps. Moist free draining soil. Sheltered position. Ht 4’, Sprd 4’.   Price 7.00

Deutzia Rosea c

Deutzia Rosea - Masses of pale pink flowers in May small bush. Grows to 4-5ft. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

deutzia rosea carminea

Deutzia Rosea Carminea - Small shrub having masses of pink flowers in May. Good autumn colour. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

deutzia strawberry fields

Deutzia Strawberry Fields - A medium sized shrub having flowers of deep crimson flushed whitish/pink within the flowers being larger than other forms. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

dianella cassa blue

Dianella Cassa Blue - Flax lily. A strappy rich blue foliaged plant having baby blue flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun.   Price 5.00

dianella taz red

Dianella Taz Red - Flax lily. Shiney green strappy leaves which colour well in the colder months. Short deep red flowers in summer followed by blue berries. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun.   Price 5.00

Dicentra King Of Hearts c

Dicentra “King of Hearts” - Bleeding heart. Beautiful dainty hearts    Price 5.00

Dicentra Spectabilis c

Dicentra Spectabilis - Bleeding heart. Red/white locket like flowers over mid green lush foliage. Ht 36”, Sprd 18”. May-June. Any well drained garden soil. Best in light shade.
Price 5.00

Dicentra Spectabilis Alba c

Dicentra Spectabilis Alba - White locket like flowers over mid green lush foliage. Ht 36”, Sprd 18”. May-June. Any well drained garden soil. Best in light shade.   Price 5.00

dicentra valentine xxxxx new xxxxx

Dicentra Valentine xxx New xxxx - Just like a normal bleeding heart but having deep red flowers from March to June on darkened stems and leaves also carrying a hue of redness. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun.   Price 6.00

dierama argyreum

Dierama Argyreum - Angels fishing rods. Ivory white pendulous funnel shaped flowers over slender grass like foliage in July/August. Ht 3’ Sprd 1’. Any well rained soil. Prefers some sun.
Price 5.00

dierama igneum

Dierama Igneium - Angels fishing rods. Grass like clumps topped with delicate coral pink bell like flowers July/August. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun.
Price 5.00

Dierama Mossii c

Dierama Mossii - Angels fishing rods. Evergreen grass like foliage having tall bell like pink flowers in summer. Ht 5’, Sprd 2’. Well drained soil. Sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

Dierama Pulcherrimum c

Dierama Pulcherrimum - Angels fishing rods. Nodding purple/pink flowers on lofty arching stems in summer. Ht 4’. Well drained soil. Sunny position.   Price 5.00

Digitals Camelot Mixed c

Digitalis Camelot Mixed - Foxglove masses of tallish spikes of white pink or purple flowers with speckled throats. Ht 2-3’. Any rich soil. Prefers some shade.   Price 5.00

digitalis illumination pink

Digitalis Illumination “Pink” - Chelsea plants of the year winner in 2012. Longer flowering flowering than traditional types and perennial. Flowers are vivid pink with creamy spotted pink throats from June to October. Ht 3’ Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some shade.
Price 5.00

digitalis illumination raspberry

Digitalis Illumination “Raspberry” - Perennial foxglove, the second in the series raspberry has flowers of crushed raspberry with a paler spotied throat from June to October. Ht 3’ Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some shade.   Price 5.00

dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon Meadia” - A clump forming woodland plant having ovate green leaves topped with umbels of magenta flowers in spring. Ht 16” Sprd 12”. Any good humus rich moist soil. Sun or shade.  Price 5.00

echinacea cheyenne spirit

Echinacea “Cheyenne Spirit” - Stunning mix of colours of this popular perennial. Ht 30” Sprd 20”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers full sun.  Price 5.00

Echinacea Fatal Attraction c

Echinacea “Fatal Attraction” - Intense bright purple pink flowers on red stems flower petals do not droop back. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. [Protected by plant breeders’ rights]   Price 6.00

Echinacea Harvest Moon c

Echinacea “Harvest Moon” - Beautiful soft orange flowers in summer/autumn. More compact variety attaining about 24”. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect.   Price 6.00

Echinacea Kims Knee High c

Echinacea “Kims Knee High” - Unusual clear bright pink flowers with petals curved back and orangey gold centre in summer/autumn. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Echinacea Kims Mop Head c

Echinacea “Kims Mop Head” - A shorter growing variety having masses of white flowers in summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun. [Protected by plant breeders’ rights].   Price 5.00

Echinacea Rubinstern c

Echinacea “Rubinstern” - Ruby star in English, deep ruby red scented flowers with reddish centres in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 6.00

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