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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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Sophora Sun King t

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 15.00

Sorbus Cashmiriana t

Sorbus Cashmiriana - A elegant small tree, of open habit. Soft pink flowers in May, white fruits which remain long after leaf fall any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 25.00

Sorbus Aucuparia t

Sorbus Aucuparia - Mountain Ash or Rowan. White blossom red berries fern like foliage. To 25ft any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 20.00

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Sorbus Aucuparia “Sheerwater Seedling” - Hybrid mountain ash. An upright tree having an ovoid head and attaining about 25’. White flowers in spring, orangy/red fruits in autumn. Any soil.  
Price 25.00

Sorbus Aucuparia Josephs Rock t

Sorbus Aucuparia “Josephs Rock” - An outstanding small tree up to 25’. Sharply toothed leaves turning red orange and copper in autumn. White flowers in May/June followed by amber/yellow fruits which remain until after leaf fall. Any aspect. Any soil.     Price 25.00

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Sorbus Commixta - A small columnar tree up to 25’. Glaborous serrated leaflets coppery when young maturing green. One of the best autumn colouring varieties red fruits. Any aspect. Any soil.    Price 25.00

Syringa Palbin t

Syringa “Palibin” - Dwarf lilac having clusters of pink highly scented flowers in early summer and repeating in autumn. Grows to 4ft. Any reasonable soil.     Price 25.00

Syringa Vulgaris Josee t

Syringa Vulgaris Josee - A small standard tree having masses of lilac flowers in early spring and often repeat flowering in late summer/autumn. Ht 9-10’. Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

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Ulmus Wredei - narrow conical tree having delightful serrated and suffused golden foliage which rolls back and is twisted. Size 20’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Viburnum Eskimo t

Virburnum “Eskimo” - A small to medium sized semi-evergreen shrub of dense habitat. Compact snowball like flowers in early summer lightly scented but produced in profusion. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’.  Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 25.00

Viburnum Carlesii Aurora t

Virburnum Carlesii Aurora - An outstanding medium sized shrub having a rounded habit extremely fragrant flowers red in bud opening pink in May/June. Ht 6’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.    Price 25.00

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