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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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Lonicera Japonica Halliana c

Lonicera Japonica “Halliana” - Very fragrant yellow/white flowers. Semi-evergreen climbing plant. Up to 25’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or partial shade.   Price 5.00

Lonicera Japonica Mint Crisp c

Lonicera Japonica “Mint Crisp” - Richly variegated nearly evergreen honeysuckle. Scented flowers in summer. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun/Part shade. [Propagation illegal protected by plant breeders’ rights]  Price 6.00

lonicera nitida

Lonicera Nitida” - Evergreen. Dense evergreen shrub often used for hedging. Ht 3-4’. Although it will grow taller we have found it’s better as a short hedge and clipped tight. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

lonicera nitida 'maygreen'

Lonicera Nitida “Maygreen” - A small dense evergreen usually of spreading habit but often used for topiary. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Lorapetalum Fire Dance c

Lorapetalum Fire Dance - Delightful compact semi evergreen shrub bright pink clusters of flowers throughout the year. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Full sun. Any well drained soil.    Price 6.00

Lothomyrthus black Pearl c

Lothomyrtus “Black Pearl” - A newly introduced evergreen having round leathery deep purple leaves with creamy white myrtle like flowers in June. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Best with some sun. [Plant breeders’ rights apply propagation prohibited].    Price 5.00

Lotus Brimstone c

Lotus Brimstone - Silvery foliage splashed yellow. Flowers late summer white in clusters. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable well drained garden soil. Prefers full sun. Remove shoots that are not variegated.    Price 5.00

Lotus Hirsutum c

Lotus Hirsutum - Silvery foliage. Pink tinged white flowers late summer. 2x2’. Well drained soil. Sunny position preferred.    Price 5.00

Lupinus Chameleon c

Lupinus “Chameleon” - One of a range of bi-coloured lupins. Stately spires of pink and red flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Lupinus Manhatthan Lights c

Lupinus “Manhattan Lights” - One of a range of bi-coloured lupins. Stately spires of pink and red flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. ANy reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Lupinus Masterpiece c

Lupinus “Masterpiece” - One of a range of bi-coloured lupins stately spires of purple and mauve flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Lupinus Persian Slipper c

Lupinus “Persian Slipper” - One of a range of bi-coloured lupins. Stately spires of purple and mauve flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Lupinus Salmon Star c

Lupinus “Salmon Star” - One of a range of bi-coloured lupins. Stately spires of orange and pink flowers in summer. Ht 2.5-3.5’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

lupinus 'the chatelaine'

Lupinus “The Chatelaine'” - Beautiful pink and white sipres of flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

lupinus 'the govenor'

Lupinus “The Govenor” - Spires of ocean blue and white flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Lychnis Xarkwrightii Orange Zwerg c

Lychnis Xarkwrightii “Orange Zwerg” - Beautiful orange flowers on upright bronze foliage in summer. Ht 18”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable garden soil. Some sun preferred.   Price 5.00

Lysimachia Alexander c

Lysimachia Alexander - A real eye catcher light green leaves edged cream with red tinges. Light yellow flowers with deeper eyes from mid summer on. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 1-2’. Any reasonable soil. Best in sun.
Price 5.00

lythrum 'dropmore purple'

Lythrum “Dropmore Purple” - Loosestrife. Intense purple flowers from early summer onwards. Ht 3’. Any moist soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

Magnolia Galaxy c

Magnolia “Galaxy” - A selected form having upright purplish/pink large scented flowers. Ht in 10 years 10/12’. Prefers to be planted lime free but will tolerate some lime as it matures. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

Magnolia Grandifloa Exmouth c

Magnolia Grandiflorum “Exmouth” - Large creamy white blossom July-Sept. Grows to 20ft. Large shiny evergreen foliage. Can be grown against a wall or free standing. Any rich garden soil. Sun or light shade.   Price 7.00

magnolia lobneri 'leonard messel'

Magnolia Lobneri “Leonard Messel'” - A magnificent small tree or large shrub. flowers are lilac pink deeper pink in bud in April/May. Ht 10’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil.   Price 6.00

Magnolia Soulangena c

Magnolia Soulangeana - Large shrub/small tree having tulip shaped white flowers stained rose at base in April/May. Size up to 12’. Any rich garden soil. Full sun or light shade.   Price 6.00

Magnolia Stellata Royal Star c 1

Magnolia Stellata “Royal Star” - A small to medium sized Magnolia having starry type flowers pink in bub opening white in early spring. Ht 5-6’, Sprd 5-6’. Acid/neutral soils best. Sun/part shade.    Price 6.00

Magnolia Susan c

Magnolia “Susan” - Medium sized shrub having flowers of deep red purple in bud and opening slightly paler. Any reasonable soil except shallow chalk. Any aspect. Ht 10-12”, Sprd 5-6”.
Price 6.00

magnolia stellata rosea king

Magnolia Stellata Rosea King - Beautiful form of the starry flowered magnolia having flowers flushed pink over a good branching more compact plant in early spring. Ht 4-5’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil except shallow lime. Any aspect.
Price 6.00

Mahonia Lionel Fortescue c

Mahonia Lionel Fortescue - Fragrant bright yellow upright flowers in winter. Evergreen shrub 5x5. Any garden soil. Thrives in shady position.   Price 6.00

Mahonia Charity c

Mahonia “Charity” - Long yellow scented flowers from Dec/March. Evergreen. Size 6x6’. Any garden soil. Thrives in shady position.    Price 6.00

Mahonia Bealei c

Mahonia Bealei - Medium sized evergreen shrub having spiky leaves and erect yellow scented flower spikes in winter. Ht to 6ft. Any garden soil. Thrives in shady position.    Price 6.00

malvastrum lateritium

Malvastrum Lateritium - A prostrate mallow having dark green lobed leaves with peachy/white flowers sporadically throughout summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 4’. Any well drained soil in full sun.
Price 5.00

melianthus major

Melianthus Major - Dramatic serrated greyish foliage with spikes of maroon flowers in a good year but worth growing just for the foliage. Any reasonable soil. Protect base in hardest winters.
Price 6.00

Millium Effusum Aureum c

Millium Effusum Aureum - Bowles golden grass. Dense mound of rich golden foliage can be cut back hard to rejuvenate. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. ANy reasonable soil. Part shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Miscanthus Sinensis Hinjo c

Miscanthus Sinensis “Hinjo” - Dwarf zebra grass lush green foliage banded with fold from June onwards. Ht 3-4’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil, prefers some sun.    Price 5.00

Miscanthus Sinensis Gold Bar c

Miscanthus Sinensis “Gold Bar” - A new even smaller form of zebra grass. Very yellow heavy banding and quick to clump. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.    Price 5.00

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Miscanthus Sinensis “Kleine Fontane” - A smaller growing Sinensis having green leaves with white midribs turning rich yellow in autumn. Large reddish plumes turning almost white. Ht 5’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Miscanthus Sinesis Morning Light c

Miscanthus Sinensis “Morning Light” - Taller growing graceful grass having variegated foliage and large heads of burgundy flowers 4x3’. Any soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

miscanthus sinensis 'silver spider'

Miscanthus Sinensis “Silver Spider” - Narrow green leaves. Ht up to 3-4’. Tinged reddish brown in autumn. Reddish flower plumes in late summer/autumn. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus c

Miscanthus Sinensis “Zebrinus” - Zebra grass. Large clumps of green blades banded with fold tall feathery plumes of flowers on older plants. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

miscanthus sinensis 'yaku jima'

Miscanthus Sinensis “Yaku Shima” - Large stately grass having broad green leaves topped by silvery plumes in late summer/autumn. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Miscanthus Sinensis Yakushima Dwarf c

Miscanthus Sinensis Yakushima Dwarf - Narrow dark green leaves with silvery flower plumes in July/August. Ht 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Molinia Variegata c

Molina Variegata - Silver variegated leaves and violet tinted spikes of flowers in summer. Form good dense clumps. 1x2’. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

monarda bradburiana

Monarda Bradburiana - Bergamot. An earlier flowering variety of white flushed pink in summer, the foliage being scented. Monarda’s are good for bees and insects in the garden. Ht 18”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

monarda 'on parade'

Monarda “On Parade” - Doulble purple/magenta flowers over aromatic foliage excellent for bees and wildlife. Ht 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

morina longifolia

Morina Longifolia - Thistle like leaves topped with surprising spires of trumpet like pink and white flowers over a long period June to October. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun. Price 5.00

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