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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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Echinacea Sunrise c

Echinacea “Sunrise” - Cream and pale apricot daisy like bloom with greenish centres. Ht 36”, Sprd 24”. July-October. Any well drained garden soil. Best in full sun.    Price 6.00

Echinacea Tiki torch c

Echinacea “Tiki Torch” - Deep orange daisy like flowers with darker centres from July to October. Ht 2’, Sprd 18”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Sunny aspect.   Price 6.00

Echinacea Tomato Soup c

Echinacea “Tomato Soup” - Very orangey red daisy like flowers from July to October. Ht 24”, Sprd 18”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Sunny aspect.   Price 6.00

Echinacea White Swan c

Echinacea “White Swan” - White daisy like flowers with yellow centres July/October. Ht 36”, Sprd 24”. Any well drained garden soil. Best in full sun.    Price 5.00

Echinacea Purpurea c

Echinacea Purpurea - Bright pink daisy like bloom with orangey centres the petals of which are re-curved. Ht 36”, Sprd 24”. Any well drained garden soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

edgeworthia chrysantha

Edgeworthia Chrysantha - A truly beautiful shrub of Chinese origin reaching about 4-5’. Dense nodding heads of fragrant lemon yellow flowers in winter/early spring resembling those of a chrysanthemum over longish tapered leaves. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 10.00

eleagnus ebbingei

Eleagnus Ebbingei - A large hardy fast growing evergreen. Excellent for hedging even near the sea. Largish leathery leaves silvery beneath and small heavily scented flowers in autumn. Ht 6’ Sprd 5’. Any fertile soil. Any aspect.  Price 5.00

eleagnus pungens maculata

Eleagnus Pungens Maculata - Medium sized evergreen shrub large leaves with central golden splash. Ht 6’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable garden soil sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Epimedium Grandiflorum c

Epimedium Grandiflorum - An excellent ground cover plant for the shade even tolerates dry shade. Stems of white starry flowers in April/May. Ht 12”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.   Price 5.00

Epimedium Grandiflorum Lilafee c

Epimedium Grandiflorum “Lilafee” - An excellent ground cover for the shade even dry shade. Pale lilac starry flowers over green foliage in April/May. Ht 12”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part of full shade.
Price 5.00

Epimedium Pubigerum Orange Queen c

Epimedium Pubigerum “Orange Queen” - An excellent ground cover plant for dry shade. Soft orange starry flowers in April/May. Ht 10”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part of full shade.
Price 5.00

epimedium red beauty

Epimedium “Red Beauty” - Excellent ground cover for dry shade beautiful rosy red flowers in April/May. Ht 10” Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Rubrum c

Epimedium Rubrum - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Carmine red starry flowers in April/May. Ht 10”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.    Price 5.00

Epimedium Versicolour Sulphureum c

Epimedium Versicolor “Sulphureum” - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Sulphur yellow starry flowers in April/May. Ht 10”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.   Price 5.00

Epimedium Warleyense c

Epimedium Warleyense - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Copper red flowers with yellow centres over semi-evergreen foliage. Ht 18”, Sprd 24”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.   Price 5.00

Epimedium Youngianum Niveum

Epimedium Youngianum “Niveum” - A excellent ground cover for dry shade. Dark pink flowers in April/May. Ht 10”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part of full shade.   Price 5.00

Epimedium Youngianum Roseum c

Epimedium Youngman “Roseum” - An excellent ground cover for dry shade. Dark pink flowers in April/May. Ht 10”, Sprd 18”. Any soil even dry. Part or full shade.   Price 5.00

Erigeron Snow White c

Erigeron “Snow White” - Masses of pure white daisy like flowers in June/August. Ideal for cutting. Ht 24”, Sprd 18”. Ideal for well drained soils in full sun.   Price 5.00

erodium manscav II

Erodium Manscav II - Hairy fern like foliage bearing magenta red flowers in summer and resembling hardy geranium flowers. Ht 2’ Sprd 3’. Any soil. Sun or light shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Eryngium Jade Frost c

Eryngium “Jade Frost” - Pretty little evergreen having green leaves edged cream and pink. Pale blue flower heads May/July. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun.    Price 6.00

Eryngium Jos Eljking c

Erygium “Jos Eijking” - A much sought after plant having lavender blue flower heads and stems in late summer/autumn. Drought tolerant. Ht 2-3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

eryngium pico's amethyst

Eryngium “Pico's Amethyst” - A beautiful thistle like perennial having deeply cut grey/green leaves and lilac blue branching flowers in summer. Ht 22” Sprd 12”. Prefers dry poor soil. Full sun.  Price 6.00

eryngium pico's blue

Eryngium “Pico's Blue” - Intense blue thistle flower heads over good green foliage. To attain best colouring plant in a good sunny spot. Ht 2’ Sprd 1’. Any soil tolerates drought conditions. Prefers full sun.   Price 6.00

Erygium Silver Ghost c

Erygium “Silver Ghost” - Large silvery white thistle like flowers from June-September. Self seeding Biennial. Ht 2’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

Eryngium Variefolium c

Erygium Variefolium - Thistle like bluish heads with silvery backing. Deep blue foliage with silvery veins. Ht 24”, Sprd 18”. July-September. Any well drained garden soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

Escallonia Apple Blossom c

Escallonia Apple Blossom - Medium size evergreen shrub 5x4’ compact pink flowers summer. Sunny sheltered position tolerates salty winds. Thrives in any soils.   Price 5.00

Escallonia Golden Ellen c

Escallonia “Golden Ellen” - One of the very best golden evergreens. Medium sized evergreen shrub rich golden variegated foliage. Deep pink flowers in summer. 4x4’. Any reasonable soil. Semi-shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Escallonia Iveyii c

Escallonia Iveyii - Upright evergreen shrub having largish white flowers in summer. 5x3’. Any reasonable soil. Some shelter from wind.   Price 5.00

Escallonia Macrantha Rubba c

Escallonia Macrantha Rubra - Tubular red flowers shiny leaves evergreen makes a good evergreen seaside hedge. Ht 5’, Sprd 4’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

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Escallonia “Pink Ellie” - Evergreen shrub having pink tubular flowers June-early autumn. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Eucalyptus Gunni c

Eucalyptus Gunnii - Medium sized tree. Bluish grey foliage. Good for cutting. Ht 20ft+. Well drained soil. Full sun. Avoid chalky or sandy soils.   Price 5.00

eucomis oakhurst

Eucomis Oakhurst” - Pineapple lily. Thick fleshy spear like green purple leaves with a pineapple like purplish flower in late summer. Ht 16” Sprd 12”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers some sun.  Price 5.00

Eucomis Sparkling Burgandy c

Eucomis “Sparkling Burgundy” - Burgundy red tinged leaves topped by red flowers Aug-Nov. Ht 2’, Sprd 1-2’. Any well drained soil. Full sun for best colour.   Price 5.00

Eucomis Vandermerwei Octopus c

Eucomis Vandermerwei “Octopus” - Maroon and green starry flowers in late summer having tufts at top resembling a pineapple. Leaves strap like dark purple and spotted with wavy edges. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Well drained soil required. Sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

Eucryphia Nymsansensis Nymansay c

Eucrphia Nymsansensis Nymansay - A magnificent small to medium sized evergreen shrub having masses of white flowers from July to September. Ht up to 12’, Sprd 5’. Deep lime-free loam. Full sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Euonymus Alatus c

Euonymus Alatus - Slow growing shrub broad corky twigs. Excellent autumn colour. Red/purple fruits. Any garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

euonymus alatus compacta

Euonymus Alatus Compacta - An extremely attractive dwarf compact shrub having corky bark and excellent autumn colours in fact probably the most reliable shrub for autumn colour. Ht 5-6’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

euonymus blondy

Euonymus Blondy - Evergreen small shrub having dark shiney green foliage with a central splash of yellow. Ht 3’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

euonymus bravo

Euonymus Bravo - Evergreen variegated shrub. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Clip as and when to shape. Any well drained garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

euonymus cholippo

Euonymus “Cholippo” - Evergreen having large ovate leaves variegated with creamy/yellow. Ht 5’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Euonymus Emerald Gaiety c

Euonymus “Emerald Gaiety” - Small evergreen shrub silver/green leaves ideal low growing shrub/ground cover. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Plant in sun or shade. Thrives in most soils.   Price 5.00

Euonymus Emeralrd N Gold c

Euonymus “Emerald N’ Gold” - Golden variegated evergreen shrub. Low growing good for ground cover. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or shade.    Price 5.00

euonymus harlequin

Euonymus “Harlequin” - Dwarf creeping shrub small silvery mottled foliage best group planted. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any free draining soil. Ideal for the rockery.  Price 5.00

euonymus radicans silver queen

Euonymus Radicans “Silver Queen” - Evergreen ground covering variegated shrub. Also good on low walls. Ht 5’. Any garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

euonymus sunshine

Euonymus “Sunshine” - Low growing evergreen having dark green leaves with golden margins. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  Price 5.00

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