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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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Lavandula Spica Sawyers c

Lavandula Spica “Sawyers” - Aromatic foliage. Lavender blue flowers late summer. Any well drained soil. Prefers sunny position.   Price 5.00

Lavandula Stoechas Fat Head c

Lavandula Stoechas “Fat Head” - Short growing plant having large purple twisted flowers in summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sunny open position.   Price 5.00

Lavandula Stoechas Helmsdale c

Lavandula Stoechas “Helmsdale” - Greyish aromatic foliage deep mauve flowers having unusual twisted bracts. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any aspect. Any reasonable well drained soil.  Price 5.00

Lavandula Stoechas Papillion c

Lavandula Stoechas “Papillon” - Purple flowers with very unusual petals looking like wings. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or partial shade.   Price 5.00

Lavandula Stoechas Regal Splendour c

Lavandula Stoechas “Regal Splendour” - Beautiful winged flowers of purple in summer over greyish/ silver foliage. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonably well drained soil. Prefers sunny aspect.
Price 5.00

Lavandula Stoecheus Snowman c

Lavandula Stoechas “Snowman” - Greyish aromatic foliage unusual white flowers having twisted petals. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Lavatera Barnsley c

Lavatera “Barnsley” - Masses of white flowers throughout summer and autumn. Ht up to 8’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable garden soil. Full sun. winter shelter.   Price 5.00

lavatera barnsley baby1

Lavatera “Barnsley Baby” - A more compact form of the popular barnsley only growing to 5-6’. Masses of white flowers with dark pink throats in summer. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sunny aspect.   Price 5.00

lavatera rosea

Lavatera Rosea” - Masses of pink flowers throughout summer and autumn. Ht up to 12’ Sprd 5’. Any reasonable garden soil. Full sun.   Price 5.00

lavatera variegata

Lavatera Variegata” - Although not 100% hardy we grow this form because it’s quite stunning and freely reseeds itself. In a poor but free draining soil it usually survives. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Prefers sun or part shade. Note if it seeds down all young plants appear green, they variegate later.   Price 5.00

leucanthemum angel

Leucanthemum Angel - A good heat and cold tolerant shasta daisy having large white daisy like flowers with yellow centres from May to October. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Best in full sun and well drained soil.  Price 5.00

leucanthemum white mountain

Leucanthemum “White Mountain” - Large daisy like flowers with yellow centres on strong stirdy stems from June to October. Ht 16” Sprd 12”. Full sun or part shade in free draining soil.
Price 5.00

Leycesteria Formose Golden Lantern c

Leycesteria Formosa “Golden Lantern” - Long tassel like flowers wine red colour in late summer attractive golden foliage. Best cut back each March/April. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Light shade best. European propagation rights applied propagation under licence only.   Price 5.00

leycesteria formosa purple rain

Leycesteria Formosa “Purple Rain” - Long tassle wine flowers followed by berries. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

liatris floristan weiss

Liatris Floristan Weiss - Herbaceous perennial having pure white bottlebrush like flowers in late summer/autum. Ht 3’. Any reasonable soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

liatris spicata

Liatris Spicata - Herbaceous perennial with narrow grass like foliage topped with erect purplish pink bottlebrush like flowers opening from the top down in late summer/autumn. Ht 30”. Any reasonable soil in full sun.  Price 5.00

liatris spicata kobold

Liatris Spicata Kobold - Herbaceous perennial having grass like foliage topped with bottlebrush like flowers of deep purple in late summer/autumn. Ht 24”. Any reasonable soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

Liberta Gold Finger c

Liberta “Gold Finger” - Grassy like olive green foliage with golden mid rib. White flowers on stems in summer followed by orange fruits in autumn. Ht 18”, Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun. Price 6.00

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Liberta “Taupo Sunset” - Thin sword like leaves pinkish bronze foliage darkening in winter months. White flowers in summer followed by orange fruits. Ht 18”, Sprd 18”. Any well drained soil. Prefers sunny aspect. Plant breeders right apply propagation prohibited.   Price 6.00

Liguaria Britt-Marie Crawford c

Ligularia “Britt-Marie Crawford” - Dark mahogany leaves topped with starry dark orange flowers June to August. Ht 3’+. Will take some shade. Prefers moist but drained soil.   Price 6.00

Ligularia Dentara Desdemona c

Ligularia Dentata Desdemona - Yellow/orange daisy like flowers in summer. Heart shaped slightly purplish foliage. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Requires moist soil. Best in some shade.   Price 6.00

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Ligularia “Dragon Wings” - New... Large dramatic leathery leaves sometimes 12” wide and deeply dissected. Flowers are yellow on spikes in summer. Ht 30” Sprd 32”. Prefers to be in moist soil. Full sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

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Ligustrum Ovalifolium - Common privet. Dark green oval leaves with white flowers in summer. Ht 6’ Sprd 3’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum c

Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum - Golden privet. Colourful golden leaf good for hedging. Any soil. Sun or shade. Makes a good hedge Ht up to 5’.   Price 5.00

Ligustrum Ovalifolium Argenteum c

Ligustrum Ovalifolium Argenteum - Silver variegated privet. Cream edged leaf use for hedges. Any garden soil. Sun or shade. Makes a good hedge Ht up to 5’.   Price 5.00

lilium formosum

Lilium Formosum - A beautiful lily for the border having large white trumpet like flowers in summer. Ht 30” Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

lilium lancifolium 'tiger lily'

Lililium Lancifolium “Tiger Lily” - Tiger lily. Narrow long thin leaves of green with tall spikes of spotted orange flowers in late summer/early autumn. Ht 5’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Liriodendron Tulipfera c

Liriodendron Tulipifera - A medium sized tree having three lobed leaves of which the centre lobe is shortened the foliage turns a rich butter yellow in autumn. Flowers are tulip shaped yellow green banded with orange at the base of petals in June/July on older plants. Ht 30’. Any fertile soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

Lithodora Diffusum Heavenly Blue c

Lithodora Diffusum “Heavenly Blue” - Deep blue funnel shaped flowers in summer. Evergreen creeping habit. Ht 9”, Sprd 24”. Prefers well drained acid/neutral soil. Best in full sun.    Price 5.00

Lobelia Fan Blue c

Lobelia Fan Blue - Green rosettes with blue flowering spikes late summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Rich moist soil preferred. Sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

Lobelia Queen Victoria c

Lobelia Queen Victoria - Stunning reddish purple foliage topped by bright red flowers in summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Requires good moist soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Lonicera Belgica c

Lonicera “Belgica” - Very fragrant reddish purple flowers in May/June. Climbing plant. Ht up to 18’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Lonicera Dropmore Scarlet c

Lonicera “Dropmore Scarlet” - Bright orange flowers July/Oct. round leaves. Climbing plant. Ht up to 18’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or partial shade.   Price 6.00

lonicera henry II

Lonicera Henryii - Evergreen honeysuckle. Yellow flowers stained red during June/July. Strong grower. Ht up to 20’+. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

lonicera henry II 'copper beauty'

Lonicera Henry II “Copper Beauty” - Evergreen honeysuckle having bronze new foliage maturing to dark green topped with bright yellow flowers in summer. Ht up to 20’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Plant breeders rights, propagation illegal.  Price 6.00

lonicera japonica aureo-reticulata

Lonicera Japonica Aureo-Reticulata - Honeysuckle. Unusual yellow veined leaves. Semi-evergreen. Climbing plant. Ht up to 12’. Moist fertile soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Lonicera Maskerade c

Lonicera “Maskerade” - Variegated form of this popular climber leaves turn pink and red on edges in colder months. Scented flowers. Ht 12/15’. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 6.00

Lonicera Serotina c

Lonicera “Serotina” - Very fragrant reddish purple flowers July/Oct. climbing plant. Ht up to 25’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

lonicera 'stone green'

Lonicera “Stone Green” - Low growing evergreen shrub having deep green leaves edged stone. Ideal for ground cover can be clipped. Ht 3’ Sprd 4’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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