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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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Nandinia “Harbour Dwarf” - A new dwarf form of the sacred bamboo having fine palmate foliage colouring well in autumn. Ht 4’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Nandinia Domestica Fire Power c

Nandinia Domestica Fire Power – Red tinged leaves in autumn and spring. Small white flowers summer. Any well drained soil. Requires a sheltered position.   Price 5.00

nandinia 'gulf stream'

Nandinia “Gulf Stream” Dwarf evergreen shrub having dark metallic bluish green foliage turning bright red in winter. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

nepata 'six hills giant'

Nepata “Six Hills Giant” Catmint. Lush greyish green leaves topped with soft lilac purple flowers in summer. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun or full sun.   Price 5.00

nepata 'walkers low'

Nepata “Walkers Low” Catmint. Slightly shorter growing variety than six hills giant having masses of purplish blue flowers in summer. Ht 24” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers some sun.    Price 5.00

Oenothera Longifolia Lemon Sunset c

Oenothera Long folia “Lemon Sunset” - Evening primrose. Large soft yellow flowers maturing to sunset red in summer. Ht 3’+, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Best in sun.   Price 5.00

Olea Europaea Olive Tree c

Olea Europaea “Olive Tree” - A small evergreen tree having greyish green foliage glaucous to the undersides. Can be clipped to shape. Small white flowers in late summer followed in hot summers by olives. Best grown in containers in a sheltered position.    Price 6.00 

Ophiopogon Nigrascens c

Ophiopogon Nigrascens - Black mondo grass. Fronds of black grass like leaves scented creamish flowers in summer. Ht 9”, Sprd 15”. Any reasonable soil. Needs some sun for best colour.
Price 5.00

osmanthus 'goshiki'

Osmanthus “Goshiki” - Fragrant white flowers. Holly like variegated foliage having orangy tints when young. Evergreen. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Osmanthus Pot O Gold c

Osmanthus “Pot O’ Gold” - Small evergreen bright golden foliage orangey new growth. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers semi shade.    Price 5.00

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Osmanthus Aureo Marginata - A striking evergreen shrub having golden margins to leaves. 4x4’. Any reasonable soil. Shelter from cold winds.   Price 5.00

pachysandra terminalis 'green carpet'

Pachysandra Terminalis “Green Carpet” Clusters diamond shaped glossy green leaves. Greenish/cream spikes of flowers in February/March. Excellent evergreen ground cover ever under trees. Ht 1’ Sprd 3’. Good choice for chalky soils. Partial or full shade.   Price 5.00

Pachy Sandra Terminalis Variegata c

Pachysandra Terminalis Variegata - Cream edged diamond shaped evergreen leaves flowers greenish cream in Feb/March. Excellent ground cover even under trees. Ideal for chalky soil. Part or full shade.     Price 5.00

Paeonia Inspector Lavergne c

Paeonia “Inspector Lavergne” - Large double red flowers with white tips in May/June. Ht 32”, Sprd 30”. Prefers full sun and good deep composted soil.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Bowl Of Beauty c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Bowl of Beauty” - Fragrant double pink open flowers with ivory centres  in June/July. Ht 3’, Sprd 2-3’. Any rich deep well composted soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Duchis De Moures c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Duchess De Nemours” - Fragrant double flowers creamy white yellow heart. Ht 3’, Sprd 2-3’. Any rich well composted soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Karl Rosenfield c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Karl Rosenfield” - Large rich double red flowers in June/July over good strong green foliage. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any rich well composted soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Monsieur Jules Elie c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Monsieur Jules Elie” - Large glossy fragrant lilac pink flowers in June/July. Ht 3’, Sprd 2-3’. Prefers well composted deep soil. Full sun.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Sarah Bernhardth c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Sarah Bernhardt” - Large fragrant double apple blossom pink flowers in June/July. Over good dark green foliage. Ht 3’, Sprd 2-3’. Any rich well composted soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 7.00

Paeonia Lactiflora Shirley Temple c

Paeonia Lactiflora “Shirley Temple” - Large white blushed pink fragrant flowers in June/July. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Prefers good deep well composted soil in full sun.   Price 7.00

Pandorea Jasminoides Golden Showers c

Pandorea Jasminoides “Golden Showers” - Fast growing twining climber funnel shaped cream/yellow flowers streaked or spotted with red or purple. Ht 6/7’, Sprd 4/5’. Any reasonable soil. Sheltered sunny position. Can be grown in a conservatory.    Price 5.00

parahebe cataract 'porlock'

Parahebe Cataract “Porlock” - Dwarf plant forming low spreading mounds masses of blue flowers in summer Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sunny position.   Price 5.00

parahebe cataract 'snow clouds'

Parahebe Cataract “Snow Clouds” - Veronica. Dwarf evergreen shrub having masses of white flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect preferred.   Price 5.00

Parrotia Persica c

Parrotia Persica - Large beech like leaves excellent autumn colour flaking bark. Any aspect. Ht 6-8’ in 10 years.   Price 6.50

Parthenocissus Henryana c

Parthenocissus Henryana - Leaves green or bronze having silver veins. Red in autumn. Climber up to 20’. Fertile free draining soil. Sun or shade.   Price 6.00

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia c

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia - Avery vigorous climbing plant. Leaves turn bright red in autumn. Up to 40’. Free draining fertile soil. Sun or shade.   Price 6.00

parthenocissus himalayana purpurea

Parthenocissus Himalayana Purpurea - Strong growing climber having purplish foliage turning bright red in autumn. Ht 20’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or light shade.   Price 6.00

Parthenocissus Tricuspidata Vetchii c

Parthenocissus Tricuspid “Vetchii” - Young leaves purplish. Bright red in autumn. Self clinging climber. Up to 30’. Fertile free draining soil. Sun or shade.
Price 6.00

passiflora 'clear sky'

Passiflora “Clear Sky” - A new variety of passion flower having masses of clear sky blue flowers throughout summer. Ht 12’+ Sprd 6-8’. Any well drained soil. Prefers full sun.   Price 6.00

Passiflora White Lightning c

Passiflora “White Lightning” - Ivory white flowers with violet tinted filaments excellent free flowering form semi-evergreen. Ht up to 20’. Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sunny position. Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited.   Price 6.00

Passiflora Constance Elliot c

Passiflora “Constance Elliot” - All white flower June-Sept grows to 20’. Evergreen. Free draining soil. Sunny sheltered aspect. South or West facing wall.    Price 6.00

Passiflora Caerulea c

Passiflora Caerulea - Large purple blue white flower blooms June-Sept. Up to 20ft. Evergreen. Free draining soil. Sunny sheltered spot. South or West facing wall.   Price 6.00

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