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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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Phygelius Sensation c

Phygelius “Sensation” - Lush dark green foliage masses of cerise pink nodding trumpets in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2-3’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sunny aspect.
Price 5.00

Phygelius Funfare Yellow c

Phygelius Funfare “Yellow” - The funfare range of phygelius are a new range of more compact varieties. Has yellow trumpet like flowers from June to Sept. Ht 1-2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sunny situation.   Price 5.00

Phygelius Funfare Coral c

Phygelius Funfare Coral - Beautiful coral pink drooping tubular flowers in summer. Ht ’, Sprd 3’. Any free draining soil. Any aspect with some sun.   Price 5.00

Phygelius Funfare Cream c

Phygelius Funfare Cream - The Funfare range of Phygelius are a new range of more compact varieties. Cream has masses of creamy yellow flowers from June to Sept. Ht 1-2’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sunny situation.   Price 5.00

Phygelius Funfare Orange c

Phygelius Funfare Orange - The Funfare range of Phygelius are a new range of more compact varieties. Orange has subtle orange flowers from June to Sept. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Prefers a sunny situation.    Price 5.00

Phygelius Funfare Wine c

Phygelius Funfare Wine - The Funfare range are a new range of more compact varieties. Wine has spikes of like burgundy flowers from June to September. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Prefers a sunny situation.   Price 5.00

Physalis Alkekengi Franchetii c

Physalis Alkenkengi FranchetII - Chinese laterns. Broad ovate leaves with solitary white flowers in June followed by orange papery lanterns in later summer/autumn. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or half shade.   Price 5.00

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Physocarpus “Chameleon” - New variety having multi coloured foliage. Ht 5’ Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.   Price 6.00

Physocarpus Lady In Red c

Physocarpus “Lady in Red” - Brilliant chestnut red to wine foliage topped with florets of white flowers in summer. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade. Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited.   Price 5.00

Physocarpus Darts Gold c

Physocarpus Darts Gold - Medium sized shrub having excellent golden foliage. Very effective if planted with the purple leaved form. 4x4’. Any soil type. Sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

Physocarpus Diabolo c

Physocarpus Diabolo - Excellent plant having deep purple foliage edged with pink with age. Flat topped white flowers in summer. Very effective if planted with the golden form. 5x4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Physostegia Virginata Alba - Obedience plant. Lush green foliage topped with long spires of white flowers in summer. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Prefers a moist soil in sun or light shade.  Price 5.00

Picea Glauca Albertiana Conica c

Picea Glauca Albertiana Conica - An excellent conical conifer ideal for containers or the rockery grows to 3’ in 10 years. Any aspect. Plant well drained soil.   Price 5.00

Picea Pungens Glauce Globe c

Picea Pungens Glauca Globe - Dwarf conifer forming a tight mound of 2x3’ in 10 years. Bright blue evergreen spruce plant in sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable garden soil.   Price 8.00

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Picea Pungens HoopsII - Excellent small to medium sized tree of conical habit with very blue foliage. Ht 4-5’ in 10 years. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 8.00

Picea Pungens Koster c

Picea Pungens Koster - The most popular of the blue spruces conical habit very rich silvery blue foliage. Ht 5-6’ in 10 years. Any reasonable. Any aspect.   Price 8.00

Pieris Bonfire c

Pieris “Bonfire” - Bronze young growth. Red Lily of the Valley like flowers in later winter/early spring. Size Ht 5’, Sprd 3’. Acidic soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

Pieris Flaming Silver c

Pieris “Flaming Silver” - Evergreen. Bright red young growth. Silver variegated foliage. White flowers. 4x4’. Peaty soil essential. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Pieris Forest Flame c

Pieris “Forest Flame” - Young growth starting bright red then orange/yellow. White bell like flowers. Size 5x5’. Plant in sun or semi-shade acid/peaty soil essential. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

pieris 'mountain fire'

Pieris “Mountain Fire” - Evergreen shrub having rich bronze red new foliage and lily of the valley like with flowers in winter early spring. Ht 5-6’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.
Price 6.00

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Pinus Mugo Mughus - Mountain pine. Dwarf globular evergreen of dense slow growth. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Pinus Mugo Pumillio - Mountain pine. Dense broadly prostrate evergreen tree slow growing. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4-5’ in time. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect very hardy.   Price 5.00

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Pinus Strobus Nana - Dwarf variety of Weymouth pine. Evergreen small bluish pine mound forming. Ht 3-4’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 7.00

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Pinus Sylvestris Scots Pine - Our only native pine often seen as a tall branchless flat topped tree its growth is very dependent on climatic conditions and soil type. On good soil in 20 years could reach 25’, on poor soils reduced to 10-12’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

piptanthus napaliensis

Piptanthus Napaliensis - An attractive nearly evergreen shrub reaching 8’ and having large bright yellow flowers similar to those of a laburnum in April/May. Any well drained soil including chalk. Any aspect.  Price 5.00

pittosporum 'abbotsbury gold'

Pittosporum “Abbotsbury Gold” - Attractive evergreen foliage of shiny green splashed gold. Used in flower arranging. Highly scented burgundy flowers April/May. Can be clipped to shape. Ht 8-10’ Sprd 4-5’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

pittosporum 'collaig siver'

Pittosporum “Collaig Siver” - A vigorous upright growing evergreen having oval green leaves edged with creamy white margins. Ideal for coastal locations and for cutting. Ht 8’ Sprd 5’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Contry Park c

Pittosporum “County Park” - A compact bun shaped evergreen shrub having shiney wavy edged leaves. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pittosporum 'elizabeth'

Pittosporum “Elizabeth” - An excellent silver variegated form having pinky/purple tinges to the foliage in the colder months. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Avoid bitter cold winds.
Price 5.00

Pittosporum Eugenoides Variegata c

Pittosporum Eugenoides Variegata - Brilliantly variegated foliage. Evergreen. Scented flowers in spring. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. May have tips damaged in very cold weather but usual recovers and becomes more bushy. Any reasonable soil. Needs initial shelter from cold winds but worth it.
Price 5.00

pittosporum 'garnet II'

Pittosporum “Garnet II” - An evergreen shrub having shiny green foliage edged silver. Ht 7-8” Sprd 4-5’. Can be clipped to shape. Stems good for flower arranging. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pittosporum 'golden king'

Pittosporum “Golden King” - A naturally dense evergreen having dark green shiny leaves with a central golden splash. Excellent back of border plant. Small scented burgundy flowers in spring. Ht 6-7’ Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pittosporum 'golf ball'

Pittosporum “Golf Ball” - Evergreen compact grower forming a dense ball shape naturally. Ht 4’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Golden Star c

Pittosporum “Golden Star” - Medium sized evergreen shrub green leaves with central golden splash. Samll scented burgundy flowers. Ht 5’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Irene Patterson c

Pittosporum “Irene Patterson” - One of the most colourful Pittosporums having white mottled evergreen foliage and small scented burgundy flowers. Ht 6-7’ Sprd 4-5’ can be shaped. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Silver Queen c

Pittosporum “Silver Queen” - An excellent evergreen shrub silvery foliage. Tends to grow into a pyramidal form unless clippped to shape. This black are ideal for flower arrangers. Ht 8-10’, Sprd 5’. Any good garden soil . Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Tandara Gold c

Pittosporum “Tandara Gold” - Small leaved evergreen shrub having gold variegations to new growth. Can be clipped to shape. Ht 6-8’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.    Price 5.00

Pittosporum Tenuifolium c

Pittosporum Tenuifolium - Excellent strong growing evergreen shrub for back of broader planting. Bright green foliage darkening with age often used for its black stems by flower arrangers. Ht up to 8-10’, Sprd 5’. Can be clipped to shape. Any well drained soil. Any aspect (initial shelter from cold winds).    Price 5.00

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Purpureum c

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Purpureum - Large shrub with shiny evergreen foliage. Young foliage lime green maturing to purple. One of a very few evergreens having purple foliage. Ht 8’, Sprd 5’. Scented flowers in April. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

pittosporum tobira

Pittosporum Tobira - Evergreen bright glossy green leaves in whorls. Flowers scented cream turning yellow. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any soil. Drought resistant. Ideally requires shelter.  Price 5.00

Pittosporum Tom Thumb c

Pittosporum “Tom Thumb” - One of the most beautiful small evergreen shrubs having the deepest purple/black foliage forming a dense mound green young shoots. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Initial shelter from cold winds. Sun or light shade.    Price 5.00

pittosporum 'warnums gold'

Pittosporum “Warnams Gold” - Dense evergreen shrub having rich golden undertones. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sheltered aspect.   Price 5.00

Pittosporum Wendle Channon c

Pittosporum “Wendle Channon” - Small to medium sized evergreen shrub. Richly variegated crinkled  foliage. Small scented burgundy flowers. Good for flower arranging. Ht 5-6’, Sprd 3-4’. Can be clipped to share. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

pittosporum 'wrinkled blue'

Pittosporum “Wrinkled Blue” - An attractive strong growing evergreen with wavy edged bluish green foliage. Good in coastal areas and for cutting. Ht 8’ Sprd 5’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.  Price 5.00

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