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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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Tradescantia Andersonina Bilberry Ice c

Tradescantia Andersoniana “Bilberry Ice” – Attractive pale lilac blue flowers throughout summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Tradescantia Andersonina Osprey c

Tradescantia Andersoniana “Osprey” – White flowers with the odd purplish marking throughout summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Tulbaghia Silver Lace c

Tulbaghia “Silver Lace” – Hardy grass like plant having attractive fragrant lilac flowers summer/autumn. Plant in sunny position. Any good soil, prefers dry.   Price 5.00

ugni 'flambeau'

Ugni “Flambeau” A small shrub having colourful cream and pink margined leaves with re tones to new shoots. Small white flowers followed by edible red fruits. Ht 2-3’ Sprd 2-3’. Any well drained soil. Not in cold wind.   Price 5.00

uncinia rubra

Uncinia Rubra Rich reddish foliage very colourful grass best planted in groups. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any soil. Any aspect with some sun.  Price 5.00

Verbascum Sugar Plum c

Verbascum “Sugar Plum” – Spikes of plum coloured flowers in spring/summer over grey/green foliage. Ht 1’ Sprd 1’. Any well drained soil. Sunny position.   Price 5.00

Verbascum Gainsborough  c

Verbascum “Gainsborough” – Tall spikes of yellow saucer shaped flowers soft greyish foliage. Ht 4’, Sprd 1’. Any well drained soil. Sunny position.  Price 5.00

Verbascum Helen Johnson c

Verbascum “Helen Johnson” – Coppery red flowers on tall spikes in spring/summer. Greyish green leaves. Ht 4’, Sprd 2’. Well drained soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

Verbascum Jackie c

Verbascum “Jackie” – Coppery/pink flowers on short spikes in summer. Silvery/grey foliage. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Well drained soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

Verbena Bonariensis c

Verbena Bonariensis – Masses of purple/lilac flowers over intering almost leafless stems in mid summer-autumn. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Good well drained soil. Full sun required.   Price 5.00

verbena hastata

Verbena Hastata A clump forming plant from north america having tall spires of purplish flowers in summer/autumn. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

verbena hastata rosea

Verbena Hastata Rosea A clump forming plant from north america having tall spikes of lavander pink flowers in summer/autumn. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any well drained soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

verbena 'lollipop'

Verbena “Lollipop” New shorter growing variety having masses of violet flowers throughout summer. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

Verbena Rigida c

Verbena Rigida – Clusters of purple flowers on stiff upright stems June-Sept. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2’. Any well drained garden soil. Full sun required.   Price 5.00

Verbena Seabroooks Lavender c

Verbena “Seabrooks Lavender” – A new hardy Verbena having masses of lavender flowers on a compact plant good for containers. Ht 24”, Sprd 30”. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00

Viburnum Burkwoodii c

Viburnum Burkwoodii – Clusters of fragrant white flowers Jan/My. Evergreen. Size 5x5’. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

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Viburnum Carlcephalum – Medium sized shrub of compact habit producing rounded corymbs of larger very fragrant pink in bud opening white flowers in May. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 7.00

Viburnum Chesaspeake c

Viburnum “Chesaspeake” – A medium sized semi evergreen. Large white scented globular flowers in early spring. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 7.00

viburnum david II

Viburnum David II” Clusters of white flowers followed by dark blue berries. Ht 2’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Dawn c

Viburnum “Dawn” – Pink richly scented flowers bourne on bare stems in winter. Size 7x4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or partial shade.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Eskimo c

Viburnum “Eskimo” – A small to medium sized semi-evergreen shrub of dense habit. Compact snowball like flowers in early summer lightly scented but produced in profusion. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 8.00

Viburnum Onondaga c

Viburnum Onondaga – Deep maroon young leaves red budded flowers surrounded by a ring of white florets. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Carlesii Aurora c

Viburnum Carlessii Aurora – An outstanding medium sized shrub having rounded habit extremely fragrant flowers red in bud opening pink in May/June. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.
Price 7.00

Viburnum Opulus Sterile c

Viburnum Opulus Sterile – Snowball tree. Large round heads of white flowers June/July. Size 6x6’. Any reasonable soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Plicatum Lanarth c

Viburnum Plicatum “Lanarth” – Beautiful tiers of florets in spring/summer over light green foliage. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 4-5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Plicatum Maresii c

Viburnum Plicatum “Maresii” – An excellent shrub having large flat pure white flowers in May/June. Beautiful tiered effect. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price c

Viburnum Tinus “Eve Price” – A compact form of this popular evergreen having dark pink buds and pink tinged flowers. 4x4’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

viburnum tinus 'gwenllian'

Viburnum Tinus “Gwenllian” A smaller more compact form having deep pink in bud opening white flushed pink flowers in any time between autumn and spring. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

viburnum tinus 'spirit'

Viburnum Tinus “Spirit” A selected form of this popular evergreen having far more pink in bud opening white flowers usually in the winter months. Ht 6’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

vinca major variegata

Vinca Major Variegata Blue flowers all summer white splashed evergreen leaves. Ht 1’ Sprd 4’. Any well drained soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

vinca major 'wojo's gem'

Vinca Major “Wojo's Gem” Periwinkle. A brightly variegated ground covering evergreen having lavender blue flowers in spring/summer. Ht 16” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

vinca minor

Vinca Minor Dense evergreen ground covering plant ideal for any situation blue flowers in summer. Ht 8-10” Sprd 24-36”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  Price 5.00

Vinca Minor Alba c

Vinca Minor Alba – Dense evergreen ground covering plant having dark green foliage and white flowers in summer. Ht 8-10”, Sprd 24-36”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

Vinca Minor Argenteo-marginata c1

Vinca Minor Argenteo-Marginata – Dense evergreen ground covering plant having creamy white and green foliage and blue flowers in summer. Ht 8-10”, Sprd 24-36”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Vinca Minor Aureo-Variegata – A low growing evergreen forming a carpet of heavily golden variegated leaves topped with purple blue flowers in spring. Ht 8”, Sprd 30”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

Vinca Minor Azurea Flore-plena c

Vinca Minor Azurea Flore-Plena – Low growing ground cover having deep green foliage and double blue flowers in spring/summer. Ht 6-8”, Sprd 36”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

vinca minor 'bowles purple'

Vinca Minor “Bowles Purple” Ground covering evergreen. Masses of purple flowers throughout summer. Ht 6-8” Sprd 36”. Any well drained soil. Sun or shade.   Price 5.00

vinca minor illumination

Vinca Minor Illumination Very colourful low growing evergreen having masses of violet blue flowers in spring. Ht 8” Sprd 30”. Any reasonable soil. Sun or shade. Propagation prohibited under plant breeders rights.   Price 5.00

vinca minor 'ralph shugert'

Vinca Minor “Ralph Shugert” A new variety having masses of violet blue flowers above dark green leaves with silvery variegations. Ht 4-6” Sprd 24”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

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Vitis White Chardonnay Grape – Heavy cropping white grape for dessert or white wine making. Pruning should taker place in February no later, cut back side shoots to one or two buds on each stem. Sunny south or west facing position.   Price 6.00

Vitis Vinifera Purpurea

Vitis Vinifera Purpurea – Red leaf turning purple has edible black grapes. Up to 30’. Any free draining soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 6.00

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Vitis Brandt Red Grape – Heavy cropping vigorous grower. Grapes ideal for dessert or rose wine. Pruning should take place in February no later, remove side shoots leaving one or two buds per stem. Requires a sunny position, south or west facing.   Price 6.00

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Vitis Cabernet Sauvignon Red Grape – Reliable heavy cropping red grape strong grower ideal for dessert or red wine making. Pruning should take place in February no later, remove side shoots leaving one or two buds per stem. Requires a sunny position south or west facing.   Price 6.00

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Vitis Vinifera Muscat of Hamburg – Strong growing black fruiting grape. Best. Any good free draining soil. Any aspect. Need hard cut back in February; to induce good fruiting.    Price 6.00

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