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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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Geranium Tanja Rendall c

Geranium "Tanja Rendall" - Hardy Geranium. A low growing variety with bronzed foliage in spring maturing to dark green topped with magenta flowers in summer. Ht 6", Sprd 12". Any well drained soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Geranium Victor Reiter c

Geranium "Victor Reiter" - Hardy geranium having foliage of green with purple edges and masses of large lilac flowers in summer. Ht 12", Sprd 18" Any well drained soil. Sun or light shade.
Price 5.00

Geranium Westray c

Geranium "Westray" - A hardy geranium having profuse pink flowers over green foliage from May to Sept leave colouring in Autumn. Ht 1’, Sprd 1'. Any well drained soil. Best in some sun.
Price 5.00

Geum Chiloense Lady Stratheden c

Geum chiloense Lady Stratheden - Double yellow bowl shape flowers throughout summer. Ht 24", Sprd 18" Any well drained soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Geum Chiloense Mrs Bradshaw c

Geum Chiloense Mrs Bradshaw - Double scarlet bowl shape flowers throughout summer. Ht 24", Sprd 18". May-Sept. Any well drained soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Gillenia Trifoliata c

Gillenia Trifoliata - Dainty star shaped white flowers all summer. Followed by orange autumn foliage. Any reasonable soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

Ginko Priceton Sentry c

Ginkgo "Princeton Sentry" - A tall narrow tree having beautiful sea green foliage turning bright butter yellow in autumn. Ht 30', Sprd 5'. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect. Beautiful in pots.    Price 8.00

gladiolus callianthus murielae

Gladiolus Callianthus Murielae - Arching sprays of white scented flowers with purple throats in late summer. Ht 3’ Sprd 1’. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect. Beautiful in pots.   Price 5.00

Grevillea Canberrea Gem c

Grevillea "Canberra Gem" - A small to medium sized evergreen shrub having attractive red and cream honeysuckle like flowers in summer. Ht 3', Sprd 3'. Well drained lime free soil sheltered aspect.    Price 5.00

grevillea mt tamboritha

Grevillea "MT Tamboritha" - A low growing prosrate evergreen shrub having attractive red and cream honeysuckle like flowers in summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Well drained lime free soil. Sheltered aspect.   Price 5.00

Gunnera Manicata c

Gunnera Manicata - Large leaved herbaceous perennial for planting in moist situations excellent structural plant. Any aspect. Must be moist.    Price 5.00

Hackonechloa Macra Albo-Aurea c

Hackonechloa Macra Albo-Aurea - A hardy bamboo like grass beautiful when planted in tubs. 18x24”. Best in well drained soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

halimiocistus merristwood cream

Halimocistus Merristwood Cream - A dwarf evergreen shrub having masses of cream flowers with chocolate eyes all summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers to be on dry side.
Price 5.00

halimiocistus sahuc II

Halimiocistus Sahuc II - A small evergreen shrub having white flowers in summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Sheltered aspect.    Price 5.00

halimiocistus wintonensis

Halimiocistus Wintonensis - A small evergreen greyish foliaged shrub having white flowers with maroon blotches in May/June. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 2-3’. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect preferred.   Price 5.00

Halimium Calycinum c

Halimium Calycinum - Dwarf shrub erect habit masses of yellow flowers in May/June. Prefers sunny aspect. Any well drained soil. 2x2’.    Price 5.00

hardy fern asplenium scop;angustifolia

Hardy Fern Asplenium Scop; Angustifolia - A small evergreen fern with strong upright fronds which are heavily frilled. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 2-3’. Any soil. Prefers some shade.    Price 5.00

hardy fern asplenium scop;cristatum

Hardy Fern Asplenium Scop; Cristatum - Harts tongue fern.bright green strap like fronds with wavy/crinkled edges. Ht 18”. Can tolerate dry and limey soil and shade.    Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Athyrium Nipponicum Metallicum c

Hardy Fern Athyrium Nipponicum Metallicum - Japanese painted fern. Silvery feathery fronds having purple/red midrib. Ht 50cm. Rich moist soil. Prefers dappled shade.   Price 5.00

hardy fern athyrium otophorum okanum

Hardy Fern Athyrium Otophorum Okanum" - Eared lady fern. Beautiful almost orangy early leaves turning grey/green with red mid ribs, nice arching habit. Clump forming. Cut old foliage back to clump when needed. Prefers a moist soil in shade.   Price 5.00

hardy fern dryopteris crispa congesta

Hardy Fern Dryopteris Crispa Congesta Evergreen fern neat growing very dwarf and compact and forming a tight compact mound. Ht 6” . Any reasonable soil. Part shade.    Price 5.00

hardy fern dryopteris crispa the king

Hardy Fern Dryopteris Crista “The King” - The king of British ferns. Medium sized green fronds with a crisp crinkled edge. Fast growing. Ht 2-3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

hardy fern dryopteris f1; crispa cristata

Hardy Fern Dryopteris F1; Crispa Cristata" - Creasted male fern. Evergreen good sized clumps of mid green crinkled foliage. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any moist soil, but not wet. Prefers shade.    Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Dryoptheris Crispa Angustifolia c

Hardy Fern Dryopteris Crispa Angustifolia - Crested fern mid green fronds having a tight compact form. Ht 2-3’. Moist soil. Past shade or sun.   Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Dryopteris Erythrosora c

Hardy Fern Dryopteris Erythrosora - Japanese shield fern. Stunning young reddish fronds contrasting well with darker foliage. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Prefers rich soils. Dappled shade ideal.
Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Matteucia Struthiopteris c

Hardy Fern Matteucia Struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern erect tapered fronds fresh from ground level each year. Ht 4’. Any moist soil. Prefers light shade.   Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Polypodium Vulgare c

Hardy Fern Polypodium Vulgare - Evergreen comb like fronds deeply cut and dark green. Very easy to grown in virtually any soil and will tolerate dry shade. 1x1’.   Price 5.00

hardy fern polystichum polyblepharum

Hardy Fern Polystichum Polyblepharum - Glossy dark green fronds. New fronds are scaly and interesting. Forms a rounded rosette. Ht 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.    Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Polystichum Set Congestum c

Hardy Fern Polystichum Set;Congestum - Soft shield fern flat lacy fronds good for rock gardens a nice short compact plant. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Ideal in shade.   Price 5.00

hardy fern polystichum set.proliferum

Hardy Polystichum Set. Proliferum - Evergreen robust variety ideal for containers. Neat plant valued for its compact spreading rosette. Ht 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Hardy Fern Dickinson Antartica c

Hardy Dicksonia Antarctica - Tree fern. Large deep green frond spouting from hairy tree trunk. Up to 12’ over many years. Any reasonable soil. Need s winter protection.    Price 6.00

hebe albicans

Hebe Albicans - A small evergreen shrub having bluish silver foliage and good sized white flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 2-3’. Any well drained soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Hebe Champion c

Hebe “Champion” - Violet blue flower June-November. Purple tinged leaves. Evergreen. Size 2x2’. Well drained garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Hebe Carl Teschner c

Hebe “Carl Teschner” - Small evergreen shrub 1 ft violet flowers June-July sunny position. Any good soils. Shelter from winds.    Price 5.00

Hebe First Light c

Hebe “First Light” - Small dense evergreen shrub having masses of pink flowers in summer. Beautiful purplish tinged foliage. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sunny position preferred but not essential.
Price 5.00

hebe lady ann

Hebe “Lady Ann” - Small evergreen shrub multi-coloured foliage mauve flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Slight shelter required.   Price 5.00

Hebe Margaret c

Hebe “Margaret” - Small dome shaped evergreen shrub having masses of bright blue flowers in summer. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Well drained soil. Full sun.    Price 5.00

Hebe Nicolas Blush c

Hebe “Nicola’s Blush” - Small evergreen shrub having masses of pink tinge white flowers fading white. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

hebe purple queen

Hebe “Purple Queen” - Medium sized evergreen having excellent purplish foliage topped with masses of purple flowers all summer. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Flowers best in full sun.    Price 5.00

Hebe Purple Shamrock c

Hebe “Purple Shamrock” - Small dome shaped evergreen shrub having purplish foliage edged cream and blue flowers in summer. Ht 2’. Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Any aspect with sun. [Protected by plant breeders’ rights].   Price 5.00

hebe silver dollar

Hebe “Silver Dollar” - Small evergreen shrub greyish foliage edged pink and silver. Excellent colourings in colder weather. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Sunny location.   Price 5.00

“All prices liable to variation.”

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