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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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solanum glasnevin

Solanum Glasnevin Purple blue flowers July-October. Semi evergreen. Ht to 15’ climbing plant. Any reasonable garden soil full sun. Plant south facing. Can be used as a shrub by hard pruning annually.   Price 6.00

solanum jasminoides album

Solanum Jasminoides Album Potato vine. White flowers with yellow centre July-October. Semi evergreen. Ht to 15ft. Any reasonable garden soil. Full sun. Plant south facing.   Price 6.00

solanum jasminoides 'blue ice'

Solanum Jasminoides “Blue Ice” Our own introduction. dainty ice blue flowers in summer. Ht 10’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect south facing and sheltered.   Price 6.00

sollya hetrophylla

Sollya HetrophyllaAn excellent evergreen climber having masses of blue flowers May-September. Ht 8’ Sprd 6’. Requires sheltered south facing wall or conservatory.   Price 6.00

sophora 'sun king'

Sophora “Sun King” – A medium sized shrub or small tree evergreen and having clusters of golden bells in early spring. Ht 12’, Sprd 5-6’. Any well drained soil. Sunny aspect. [Propagation illegal protected by plant breeders’ rights]    Price 8.00

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Sophora “Little Baby” – Unusual twisted stems covered with tiny green leaves. Yellow bell like flowers in winter/early spring. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

sorbaria sorbifolia 'sem'

Sorbaria Sobifolia “Sem” A new variety having intense orangy young foliage in spring changing through to yellow then green as summer progresses white flowers in late summer good for the garden or containers. Hard prune in spring. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Protected by plant breeders rights, propagation illegal.  Price 5.00

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Sophora “Little Baby” – Unusual twisted stems covered with tiny green leaves. Yellow bell like flowers in winter/early spring. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil. Any aspect.    Price 5.00

spiraea arguta

Spiraea Arguta” Bridal wreath. Masses of tiny white flowers in may smothering the whole plant. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Plant in sun or semi/shade. Any good soil.  Price 5.00

spiraea 'gold flame'

Spiraea “Gold Flame” Orange and yellow foliage pink flowers in summer. Ht 2.5’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.  Price 5.00

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Spiraea “Golden Showers” Medium sized shrub golden foliage masses white flowers in summer. Ht 5’ Sprd 5’. Any soil type. Sun or part shade.  Price 5.00

Spiraea Little Princess c

Spiraea “Little Princess” – Small dome forming shrub. Flat pink flowers in summer size 1x2’. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

spiraea 'pink ice'

Spiraea “Pink Ice” – A small shrub having attractive variegated foliage and white flowers. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sheltered aspect.   Price 5.00

spiraea 'shirobana'

Spiraea “Shirobana” Josephs coat. Pink and white flowers on the same plant nice pale green slightly serrated foliage. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

spiraea 'snowmound'

Spiraea “Snowmound” Good dark green arching foliage wreathed with masses of white flowers in May/June. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Standard sized shrubs, perennials and conifers.

stipa arundinacea

Stipa Ardundinacea Striking grass having blades of green/orange and gold. Excellent autumn colour. Ht 3 Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

stipa gigantea

Stipa Gigantea Tall graceful grass having slender stems of flowers resembling oats. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil sun or part shade.  Price 5.00

stipa tennuissima 'pony tails'

Stipa Tennuissima “Pony Tails” Tufts of fine lush green foliage dainty greenish flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

stokesia laevis blue star

Stokesia Laevis Blue Star Corn flower shaped frilly lilac flowers in late summer/autumn. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any well drained garden soil. Sunny position.   Price 5.00

syringa vulgaris 'charles joly'

Syringa Vulgaris “Charles Joly” A hybrid variety of the popular lilac fragrant double purplish red flowers late May. Ht 8’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable garden soil. Prefers sunny spot.   Price 6.00

syringa vulgaris 'katherine havemeyer'

Syringa Vulgaris “Katherine Havemeyer” Lilac. Fragrant double lavender/ purple flowers in May. Ht 8’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Sunny site.   Price 6.00

syringa vulgaris 'madame lemoine'

Syringa Vulgaris “Madame Lemoine” Lilac. Fragrant double white flowers in May. Ht 8’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Sunny site.   Price 6.00

syringa vulgaris josee

Syringa Vulgaris Josee Dwarf lilac having masses of lilac flowers in early spring and often repeat flowering in late summer/autumn. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 6.00

syringa 'miss kim' lilac

Syringa “Miss Kim” Lilac A medium sized lilac having strong dark green foliage and masses of pale lilac well scented flowers in May/June. Ht 6’ Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 6.00

syringa meyeri 'pallibin'

Syringa Meyeri “Pallibin” Pink lavender flowers May grows to 4’ highly scented. Any reasonable garden soil choose sunny site.   Price 6.00

syringa vulgaris sensation

Syringa Vulgaris Sensation” Medium sized shrub having scented crimson pink flowers with white tinged edges in May/June. Ht 6’ Sprd 5’. Any soil. Any aspect.  Price 6.00

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Syringa Vulgaris “Svnr. Louis Spaeth” – Lilac. A hybrid form of the popular lilac. Large fragrant wine red flowers May. Grows to 12ft. Any reasonable soil. Sunny site.   Price 6.00

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Tamarix Tetrandra – Delicate pink flowers May unique feathery effect. 12 ft. Well drained soil not clay. Sunny site. Can be hard pruned to reduce size.   Price 5.00

tanecetum vulgare golden fleece

Tanecetum Vulgare “Golden Fleece” A beautiful foliage plant having delightful heavily curled golden foliage which can be cut back in mid summer for a fresh set of clothes. Ht 18” Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

taxus baccata

Taxus Baccata – English yew excellent plant for hedging or topiary. Evergreen. Size 6’ in 10 years. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Caution berries and foliage is toxic if eaten.   Price 5.00

taxus baccata fastigata aureum

Taxus Baccata Fastigata Aureum Golden Irish yew. A slender growing evergreen having yellow edged leaves. Gold in winter. Ht 5’ in 10 years well drained soil. Sun or shade.   Price 6.00

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Temu “Heaven Scent” – An evergreen shrub or wall shrub having aromatic leaves and highly scented cream flowers in summer. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4-5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

tetrapanax papyyrifera 'rex'

Tetrapanaz Papyyrifera “Rex” – Enormous slightly furred leaves up to 3’ wide large white flower heads Oct/Dec. Ht 7’ up. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade.   Price 6.00

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Teucrium Fructicans – Small evergreen shrub silvery foliage. Pale blue flowers in summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 4’. Requires rich soil in part shade.   Price 5.00

thalictrum aquilegifolium

Thalictrum Aquilegifolium Pale mauve fluffy plumes during June/July. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable moist soil. Full sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

thalictrum 'black stockings'

Thalictrum “Black Stockings” Attractive lacey foliage with long jet black stemmed lavender/purple flowers in June/July. Ht given time up to 6’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable moist soil. Full sun or light shade.  Price 6.00

thalictrum delavay II

Thalictrum Delavay II” Lovely dainty foliage topped with pink fluffy flowers from mid summer to early autumn. Ht 5’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable moist soil. Prefers half shade.   Price 6.00

thalictrum delavay II 'splendide'

Thalictrum Delavayii “Splendide” – Masses of purplish flowers on tall stems from June to September very spectacular. Ht flower stems 4-5’, Foliage 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade. [Protected by plant  breeders’ rights propagation prohibited]   Price 6.00

thalictrum 'elin'

Thalictrum “Elin” A vigorous and tall variety having heads of white flowers from purple buds from June to August. Lovely bluish foliage. Ht 2-3 mts. Sprd 1 mt. Any well drained soil. Best in sun.   Price 6.00

thalictrum 'hewitt's double'

Thalictrum “Hewitt’s Double” Meadow rue. Masses of tiny clusters of flowers on long stems in July/September. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Requires rich soil in part shade.  Price 6.00

thalictrum 'thunder cloud'

Thalictrum “Thunder Cloud” Silvery green foliage topped with tall stems of mauve fluffy flowers in July/September. Ht 3-4’ Sprd 3’. Any moist but well drained soil. Sun or part shade.  Price 6.00

thermopsis chinensis

Thermopsis Chinensis” Glossy green foliage topped with spike of yellow lupin like flowers in spring. Ht 15” Sprd 15”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

thuga occidentalis rheingold

Thuja Occidnetalis “Rheingold” Dwarf globular evergreen having feathery orangey foliage. Ht approx 3’ in 10 years. Likes well drained soil. Full sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

thuja occidnetalis smaraqd

Thuja Occidnetalis “Smaragd” A fairly narrow conical evergreen having glossy green foliage. Ht in 10 years 6-8’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  Price 6.00

thuja plicata 'zebrina'

Thuja Plicata “Zebrina” – Glossy dark green banded gold evergreen aromatic foliage can be used as hedging. Ht up to 20’. Any soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Thuja Plicata Atrovirens – Western red cedar. Glossy drooping leaf sprays of scented foliage. Pyramid shape makes an excellent hedge. Ht 16ft in 10 years. Any soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 5.00

tiarella 'iron butterfly'

Tiarella “Iron Butterfly” – Pale green leaves having central splashes of bronze fragrant pinkish white flowers in summer. Ht 10”, Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Prefers light shade.   Price 5.00

tiarella 'pink skyrocket'

Tiarella “Pink Skyrocket” Evergreen dissected maple like leaves engraved with dark chocolate blotches. Lovely bolt upright spires of pink and white flowers in summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

trachelospermum jasminiodes tricolour1

Trachelospermum Jasminoides Tricolour – Evergreen climber very colourful tricoloured. Foliage of green/white and pink. Scented white flowers. Up to 6’ or ground cover. Requires sheltered position. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

trachelospermum jasminiodes

Trachelospermum Jasminoides – Evergreen climber having extremely fragrant white flowers in summer. Ht 12’+. Sprd 6’. Any soil. Requires sheltered position.   Price 5.00

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Trachelospermum Jasminoides Variegata – Evergreen climbing plant having scented white flowers in summer. Ht up to 12’, Sprd 4-6’. Any well drained soil. Requires a sheltered wall.
Price 5.00

trachycarpus fortune I

Trachycarpus Fortunei – The Chusan palm is the hardiest of the palms available. Large dark green leaves building to produce a thick hairy stem. Ht 6’, Sprd 3’ in 10 years. Any reasonable well drained Any aspect.   Price 5.00

tradescanthia blue n' gold

Tradescantia Blue N’ Gold Vivid bright golden foliage topped by bright purple/blue flowers giving quite a stunning effect. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Semi shade preferred.  Price 5.00

tradescantia 'satin doll'

Tradescantia “Satin Doll” Small evergreen periennial having masses of irridescent pink flowers in summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

tradescantia andersoniana 'leonora'

Tradescantia Andersoniana “Leonora” Bluish/purple flowers June/September. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

tradescantia 'innocence'

Tradescantia “Innocence” Masses of pure white flowers from June to September. Ht 18” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

tradescantia 'isis'

Tradescantia “Isis” Three petaled silky purple flowers throughout summer. Ht 18” Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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