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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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Pittosporum Variegata - An excellent evergreen shrub having shiny variegated with small scented burgundy flowers in early spring. Ht 8’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Polemonium Bressingham Purple c

Polemonium “Bressingham Purple” - A compact form of “Jacob’s Ladder” having purple tinted green leaves with clusters of slightly fragrant cobalt blue flowers in April/May. Ht 14”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers a bit of sun.   Price 5.00

Polemonium Brise D'anjou c

Polemonium “Brise D’Anjou” - Beautifully variegated form of “Jacob’s Ladder” having spires of sky blue flowers in spring/summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  Price 6.00

Polianthes Tuberosa The Pearl c

Polianthes Tuberosa the Pearl - Long stems of highly scented white flowers formed in clusters in Aug/Sept. Requires a warm sunny position in rich. Add leaf mould or manure to poorer soils. Ht 12-18”, Sprd 12”.     Price 5.00

polygonatum multiflorum copy

Polygonatum Multiflorum - Solomons seal. Hanging creamy bells over lanced shaped leaves in late May/June. Ht 3-4’ Sprd 3’. Well drained soil in sun or part shade. All parts toxic.   Price 6.00

polygonatum multiflorum variegata

Polygonatum Multiflorum Variegatau - Solomans seal. Long arching branches of tubular bell shaped flowers in May/June over white striped green foliage. Ht 2’. Any reasonable moist soil. Good for shade. All parts of plant are toxic.   Price 6.00

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Polygonum Baldschuanicum - Cream tinge flower July grows to 40ft. Extremely vigorous. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 6.00

potentilla 'abbotswood'

Potentilla “Abbotswood” - Masses of pure white flowers May/October. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Potentilla Baby Bethan c

Potentilla “Baby Bethan” - A new form having compact habit. Masses of baby pink semi double flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

potentilla 'gold star'

Potentilla “Gold Star” - Bright yellow flowers May-September. Good for shrub border. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

potentilla 'hopleys orange'

Potentilla “Hopleys Orange” - A small shrub seldom seen. Masses of orange flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. As with all potentillas they prefer full sun but flowers will bleach during very sunny periods. Well drained soil.   Price 5.00

potentilla 'mango tango'

Potentilla “Mango Tango” - A new form of this popular flowering shrub. Compact upright growth habit golden yellow flowers with orange centres in summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect. [Plant breeders’ rights apply to this plant]   Price 5.00

Potentilla Lovley Pink c

Potentilla “Lovely Pink” - The best multi-flowering pink Potentilla. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Well drained soil. Flowers best in full sun.   Price 5.00

Potentilla Red Ace c

Potentilla “Red Ace” - Masses of vermillion flowers May/Oct. Size 2x2’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

prostanthera rotundifolio

Prostanthera Rotundifolia - Small shrub having aromatic foliage small purple flowers in summer. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable dryish soil sheltered position.   Price 5.00

Prunus Kurilensis Brilliant c

Prunus Kurilensis “Brilliant” - Japanese alpine cherry. A medium sized shrub or small tree having masses of pink flowers in bud opening pinkish white in early spring. Ht 6-8’, Sprd 4-5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

Prunus Incisa Kojo No Mai c

Prunus Incisa “Kojo No Mai” - A lovely Japanese dwarf cherry masses of pale pink flowers with darker centre. In early spring 6x3’. Any aspect. Good in autumn.   Price 5.00

Prunus Lauroceraus c

Prunus Lauroceraus - Common laurel. Shiny leaf white candles April grows up to 15 ft. Good hedging plant. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

prunus laurocerasus 'etna'

Prunus Laurocerasus “Etna” - Laurel. A new form of laurel being much denser in growth and having bronzed young foliage maturing to dark shinet green. Ht 5’ Sprd 3’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

prunus laurocerasus marbled white

Prunus Laurocerasus “Marbled White” - Medium sized evergreen. Large leaves mottled white, good for a hedge. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or light shade.  Price 5.00

prunus laurocerasus 'green torch'

Prunus Laurocerasus “Green Torch” - Laurel. A new slender upright form of the common laurel making a hedge much narrower than the standard laurel. Ht 6’ Sprd 3’. Any soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

Prunus Lusitanica c

Prunus Lusitanica - Portugese laurel. Evergreen having red leaf stalks ideal for hedges. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Ptelea Trifloliata - ‘Hop Tree’ A low spreading tree or large shrub having yellowish flowers in June and probably the most fragrant of any hardy tree. They are followed by persistent hop like fruits. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  Price 6.00

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Pulsatilla “Vulgaris Blue” - Pale purlish blue large flowers over ferny foliage in early spring. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pulsatilla vulgaris red

Pulsatilla “Vulgaris Red” - Beautiful pale red large flowers over ferny foliage in early spring. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pulsatilla vulgaris white

Pulsatilla “Vulgaris White” - Large white bee like flowers in spring over ferny furry foliage. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria David Ward c

Pulmonaria “David Ward” – The best heavily variegated variety. Beautiful pink flowers in spring. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria Diana Clare c

Pulmonaria “Diana Clare” – Very attractive form having well silvered foliage and large blue/purple flowers. 1x2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shady position. Remove older leaves in summer months.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria Mrs Moon c

Pulmonaria “Mrs Moon” – Lung wart. Compact spotted foliage with magenta and bluish flowers. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White c

Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White – Lung wart. Creamy spotted leaves, white flowers in early spring. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Any good soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria Blaues Meer c

Pulmonaria “Blaues Meer” – Low growing dark green white spotted foliage covered in spring with bright blue flowers. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Pulmonaria Dora Bielefeld c

Pulmonaria “Dora Bielefeld” – Beautiful coral pink flowers in Feb/May a top well spotted foliage. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Cut back untidy foliage hard in summer, water well for fresh new leaves. Any soil. Prefers shade.   Price 5.00

Pyracantha Sparkler c

Pyracantha “Sparkler” – Medium sized evergreen. Silver variegated foliage white flowers, red berries. Any reasonable soil. Shelter from cold winds. 4x4’.   Price 5.00

Pyracantha Selecta Red c

Pyracantha Selecta Red – Evergreen wall shrub hedging plant. White flowers in May, red berries in autumn. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Pyracantha Selecta Yellow c

Pyracantha Selecta Yellow – Evergreen wall shrub, hedging plant. White flowers in May, yellow berries in autumn. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

pyracantha selecta orange

Pyracantha Selecta Orange – Evergreen wall shrub hedging plant. White flowers in May, orange berries in autumn. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Rhamnus Argenteo Marginata c

Rhamnus Argenteo Marginata – Dense evergreen having richly silver variegated foliage forming a tidy pyramidal form. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

rheum palmatum tanguticum

Rheum Palmatum Tanguticum – Giant large leaves emerging red turning dark green topped by pinkish red flowers in summer. Ht 5’, Sprd 5’. Any good moist soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

Rhododendron Cosmoplitan c

Rhododendron “Cosmopolitan” – A medium sized evergreen shrub of dense habit. Large flowers of pale pink flared with deep red. Ht 6’, Sprd 6’. Requires acidic soil. Prefers part shade.
Price 8.00

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Rhododendron “Cheer” – Flowers bluish pink fading to white with a red blotch. March/April. Ht 4-5’. Acid soil essential. Partly shaded site.   Price 8.00

rhododendron dwarf 'baden baden'

Rhododendron Dwarf “Baden Baden” – Dwarf Rhododendron having bright scarlet flowers in May. Ht 2’, Sprd 3’. Acid soil essential. Partly shaded site.   Price 6.00

Rhododendron Dwarf Elizabeth c

Rhododendron Dwarf “Elizabeth” – Bright red tubular flowers over long pointed leaves in April/May. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Acid soil essential. Prefers a part shaded site.   Price 6.00

Rhododendron Dwarf Ginny Gee c

Rhododendron Dwarf “Ginny gee” – Dwarf evergreen Rhododendron. Low growing variety having masses of tiny pink flowers in may. Size 1x2’. Requires peaty soil. Part shade preferred.
Price 6.00

Rhododendron Dwarf Patty Bee c

Rhododendron Dwarf “Patty Bee” – Small glossy dark green leaves evergreen. Yellow tubular flowers May/June. 2x2’. Prefers peaty soils. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

rhododendron dwarf 'snipe'

Rhododendron Dwarf “Snipe” A small evergreen shrub having pastel pink flowers in May/June. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Requires peaty soil. Ideal for rockeries in part shade.  Price 5.00

rhododendron dwarf 'swift'

Rhododendron Dwarf “Swift” Small evergreen. Creamy/yellow spotted red flowers April/May. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Ideal for rockery. Prefers peaty soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Rhododendron “Golden Witt” – Large primrose yellow flowers spotted red. Size 4-5’. Requires acid soil. Prefers part shade.   Price 8.00

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Rhododendron “Gomer Waterer” – Flowers pink in bud opening creamy white in April/May. Ht 4-5’. Requires acid soil. Prefers partial shade.   Price 8.00

Rhododendron Lord Roberts c

Rhododendron “Lord Roberts” – Medium sized evergreen having large dark crimson flowers with black blotches. Ht 5-6’. Acid soil essential. Prefers partly shaded site.   Price 8.00

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