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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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Acacia Baileyana Purpurea t

Acacia Baileyana Purpurea – Mimosa. Small evergreen tree having smokey grey/purple tinged leaves yellow ball shaped scented flowers in winter. Ht up to 12’. Any well drained soil. Sheltered position.    Price 15.00

Acacia Dealbata t

Acacia Dealbata – Mimosa. Dainty silvery green foliage. Scented golden ball like flowers in winter. Ht up to 25’. Prefers a sheltered position in full sun. Well drained soil.    Price 20.00

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Acacia PravissimaOvens wattle. Evergreen small tree/large shrub having triangular silvery foliage and yellow globular flowers in winter.Ht 12' sprd 6'Any reasonable well drained soil.Slightly shelterd position.  Price 20.00

Acer Campestre Carnival t

Acer Campestre “Carnival” - Very colourful form of the field maple having richly silver variegated foliage pinking with age. Ht 20’, Sprd 6-7’. Any soil. Prefers a bit of shade.     Price 20.00

Acer Griseum t

Acer Griseum - Paper bark maple having attractive cinnamon coloured peeling bark, excellent red/crimson autumn colour. Ht 15-18’, Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.     Price 50.00

Acer Negundo Flamingo t

Acer Negundo “Flamingo” - An excellent small tree/large shrub. Heavily variegated foliage with pink tinges colours better when cut back hard in march. Ht up to 20’ as a tree of 6’ when treated as a shrub. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun for best colours.     Price 18.00

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Acer Platanoides “Crimson King” - Medium size tree attaining 20+ft. Large shiny purple/red leaves. Turning bright scarlet in autumn. Sunny/semi-shaded position. Any good soil.
Price 25.00

Acer Platanoides Drummondi t

Acer Platanoides “Drummondii” - A beautiful tree of good shape. Largish palmate pointed silver variegated leaves. Turning golden in autumn. Size 25’. Any reasonable soil. Full sun.
Price 25.00

Acer Pseudoplatanoides Briliantissum t

Acer Pseudoplatanus “Brilliantissimum” – A lovely mushroom headed tree of slow growth. Bright pink leaf buds spring maturing to butter yellow and then green. Plant in full sun. Any good soil. Ht 15’, Sprd 6’.   Price 25.00

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Acer Saccharinium “Born’s Gracious” -Silver maple. A very attractive tree having dissected foliage and rich golden autumn colours. Ht up to 25’, Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 20.00

albizia julibrissin ombrella

Albizia Julibrissin Ombrella - Silk tree.Deciduous mimosa like foliaged small tree having fluffy heads of bright pink flowers.Ht '15-18' sprd 6'.Any reasonable soil.Sunny aspect reqired.  
Price 20.00

albizia julibrissin rosea

Albizia Julibrissin Rosea - Mimosa like foliaged small tree having dense heads of bright pink flowers in late summer/autumn.Spreding habit 15/18'X6/7' any reasonable well drained soil.Sunny aspect.   Price 15.00

Albizia Summer Chocolate t

Albizia “Summer Chocolate” – A new form having very dark chocolate coloured foliage. Fluffy pinkish red flowers in late summer. Ht 10’. Requires well drained soil. Sheltered Position.   
Price 25.00

amelanchier lamark II

Amelanchier Lamark II - Masses of small white flws early sping.Good autumn colour.12X6'.Any reasonable soil.Not shallow chalk.Any aspect.   Price 20.00

arbutus unedo

Arbutus Unedo - 'Strawberry tree'.Evergreen tree/large shrub with white pitcher shaped flowers in spring followed by red stawberry like fruits later (Non Edible).Stems are a flaking rich cinnamon brown.Ht 10' sprd 5'.Will tolerate some lime.Good coastal plant.   Price 35.00

Betula Pendula t

Betula Pendula - Common silver birch. White peeling bark increasing with age. Small toothed leaves colouring in autumn. Grows to 35ft. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 20.00

Betula Youngii t

Betula YoungII - Weeping branches often weeping to the ground. Saw edged diamond leaf. Ht up to 18’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 20.00

Betula Utilis Jacquemontii t

Betula Utilis JacquemontII - Possibly the best of the silver birches has dazzling white stems and deep green leaves up to 20’   Price 20.00

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Betula Utilis JacquemontII “Silver Shadow” - Gleaming white trunk from a young plant.Larger leaves than many silver birches.Ht upto 25'. Any reasonable soil.Any aspect.  Price 25.00

Caragana Arborescens Pendula t

Caragana Arborescens Pendula - The weeping pea tree. Dwarf weeping tree having masses of yellow pea like flowers in the spring. Ht 4-5’, Sprd 3’. A very hardy tree even in the most exposed situation. Any reasonable soil, good in dry.   Price 30.00

Carpinus Betulus Hornbeam t

Carpinus Betulus (Hornbeam) - Ideal hedging plant. Makes an excellent hedge rather like beech but usually quicker growing. Makes a hedge up to 20’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 20.00

Catalpa Bignoniodes Aurea t

Catalpa Bignoniodes Aurea - Golden Indian bean tree. Very large soft yellow leaves. Grows to 20ft unless pruned in late spring. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 20.00

Catalpa Erubescens Purpurea t

Catalpa Erubescens Purpurea - A medium sized tree having large leaves. Young growing tips dark purple. Clusters of small white flowers in late summer. Size 18-20’. Any reasonable soil. Slightly sheltered aspect.   Price 35.00

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Cedrus Atlantica Glauca Pendula - Beautiful conifer. 8-10ft after 10 years elegant tree of weeping nature sometimes forming a tree with a right angle and drooping branches. Blue-green foliage. Well drained site plenty of sun.   Price 20.00

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Cedrus Atlantica Aurea - A medium sized tree of fairly slow growth having attractive golden young foliage maturing to pale green. Ht up to 25’ in time. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 20.00

Cedrus Atlantica Glauca Atlas Cedar t

Cedrus Atlantica Glauca Atlas Cedar - Blue cedar eventually forming a large flat topped tree in many years. Ht 8-10’ in 10 years. Any aspect with room to grow. Any well drained soil.
Price 20.00

cedrus deodora aurea

Cedrus Deodora Aurea - Gracefull weeping evergreen having golden tips to young foliage.Makes an excellent individual plant.Ht 12' in 10years.Any reasonable soil.Any aspect.   Price 25.00

cercidiphyllum japonica

Cercidiphyllum Japonicum - Katsura tree.An attactive small tree having pale yellow or smokey pink autumn colouring.Ht20'+.Requires good fertile soil.Not to windy.   Price 20.00

Cornus Eddies White Wonder t

Cornus “Eddies White Wonder” - A large hardy shrub/tree of upright habit producing large white dog rose like flowers in spring/early summer. Followed by brilliant autumn colour. Ht 10’, Sprd 5’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 35.00

Cornus Chinensis Nationale t

Cornus Chinensis Nationale - A beautiful small tree or large shrub having masses of white dog rose like flowers in spring/early summer. Followed by attractive autumn foliage. Ht 12-15’ in 10 years. Any reasonable sheltered spot. Any well drained soil except chalk.   Price 35.00

Cornus Florida Rubra t

Cornus Florida Rubra - Medium sized shrub or small tree. Leaves of mid green large for the genus. Red/pinkish flowers in spring. Brighter red autumn colours. Ht 12-15’ in time. Any good soil. Any aspect.   Price 40.00

Cornus Kousa Chinensis t

Cornus Kousa Chinensis - This is a 12 year old specimen and represents excellent value for its age and size. An elegant shrub having a beautiful geographical form. White flowering bracts in spring/early summer. Ht 8’, Sprd 5’ in 10 years. Not for shallow chalk. Any aspect.   Price 30.00

Cornus Kousa Satomi t

Cornus Kousa Satomi - A newly introduced form of flowering dogwood having deep pink flowers in spring. Ht 6-8’ in 10 years. Any aspect except windswept. Any soil except shallow chalk.  
Price 35.00

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Corylus Avellana Aurea - Golden leaved hazel. An under-rated small tree having soft yellow foliage. Long yellow catkins in early spring. Ht 15’ in 10 years. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 20.00

Corylus Avellana Contorta t

Corylus Avellana Contorta - Cork screw hazel. Curiously twisted stems yellow catkins in Feb. Makes a lovely winter feature plant in the garden or containers. Ht 6’, Sprd 2-3’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 25.00

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Corylus Avellana Pendula - A small tree of very pendulous habit. Large round green leaves and very long hanging catkins in early spring. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 15.00

Cotinus Coggygria Golden Sprit t

Cotinus Coggygria “Golden Spirit” - Rich golden round leaves flowers resembling smoke in late summer. Ht 5’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Light shade preferred.   Price 25.00

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple t

Cotinus Coggygria “Royal Purple” - Smoke bush. Excellent purple foliage pinkish flowers turning smoke like with age. 6x5’. any reasonable soil. Full sun preferred.   Price 25.00

Cotoneaster Juliette t

Cotoneaster Juliette - Small semi-evergreen beautifully variegated small weeping tree. Heavily scented white flowers in spring followed by masses of red berries in autumn. Size 5-6x3’. Any reasonable soil. Not too sunny aspect.   Price 20.00

Cotoneaster Coral Beauty t

Cotoneaster “Coral Beauty” - Weeping evergreen shrub white scented flowers in spring, red berries in autumn. Size 7-8x4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or shade.   Price 20.00

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Cotoneaster Lacteus - Semi evergreen. Makes an excellent hedge. White flowers followed by bright red berries and leaves in autumn. Grows to 6x6ft. Most reasonable soil. Sun r part shade.   Price 25.00

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Crataegus Carriere - A small upright tree having somewhat twisted branches clothed with dark green glossy green leaves that can remain on the tree until December. Large white flowers in May and orange fruits in autumn. Ht in 10 years about 15-18’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

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Crataegus Pauls Scarlet - Red flowering may tree. Medium sized deciduous tree 20x8’. Deep pinkish/red flowers in May. Plant in sun or semi-shade any reasonable.   Price 25.00

Davidia Involucrata Vilmoriniana Pocket Handkercheif Tree t

Davida Involucrate Vilmoriniana Pocket Handkerchief Tree - Beautiful eventually medium sized tree. Having very conspicuous bract like flowers in May/June. The tree in full flowers looks as if handkerchiefs have been tied to it. Ht after many years 30’, Sprd 15’. Very hardy any aspect. Any fertile soil.  Price 40.00

Eucalyptus Gunni t

Eucalyptus Gunnii - Medium sized tree. Bluish grey foliage. Good for cutting size 20ft+ Ht. Well drained soil. Full sun. Avoid chalky or sandy soils.   Price 15.00

Eucryphia Nymsansensis Nymansay t

Eucryphia Nymsansensis Nymansay - A magnificent small to medium sized evergreen shrub having masses of white flowers from July to Sept. Ht up to 12’, Sprd 5’. Deep lime-free loam. Full sun or part shade.   Price 20.00

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