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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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Weigela Alexandra c

Weigela Alexandra – Delightful compact purple foliage shrub grows in most aspect and any reasonable garden soils. Deep pink-red flowers are displayed May-June. 4x4’. [Plant breeder’s rights applies]   Price 5.00

weigela 'black and white'

Weigela “Black and White” Lovely new variety having dark purplish leaves topped with creamy white flowers in May. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Needs some sun for best leaf colour.  
Price 5.00

Weigela “Carnival” – A beautiful spring flowering shrub having masses of beautiful red pink and cream flowers in May. Ht 4’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

weigela 'darts colour dream'

Weigela “Darts Colour Dream” A beautiful spring flowering shrub having masses of beautiful red pink and cream flowers in May. Ht 4’ spr 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

weigela folis purpureus

Weigela Folis “Purpureus” Dark purplish leaves with masses of pink flowers in May. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.  Price 5.00

Weigela Florida Monet c

Weigela Florida “Monet” – Compact habit. Dark green leaves variegated cream and edged pink deepening to almost red with cooler nights. Magenta flowers in May/June. Ht 3’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. [Protected by plant breeders’ rights propagation prohibited]
Price 5.00
 

Weigela Florida Variegata c

Weigela Florida Variegata – Excellent variegated shrub pale pink flowers on mass in May. Size 5x5’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

Weigela Minor Black c

Weigela “Minor Black” – A new compact form of this popular plant having purplish leaves and crimson flowers in May. Size 3x3’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.    Price 5.00

weigela 'rubidor'

Weigela “Rubidor” Golden foliage and bright red flowers in May. Ht 4’ Sprd 4’. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Wisteria Brachybotrys Murasaki Kapitan c

Wisteria Brachybotrys Murasaki Kapitan – Blue-violet strongly scented. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed from then on lateral branches should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove all suckers. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

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Wisteria Brachybotrys Showa Beni – Pale mauve pink early flowers lightly scented. The plant should be grown to the desired shape and size and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove all suckers. Feed as required.  Price 15.00

Wisteria Floribunda Alba c

Wisteria Floribunda Alba – Large trusses of white scented flowers early spring. The plant should be grown to the desired shape and size and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove any suckers south or west facing feed as required.   Price 15.00

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Wisteria Floribunda Black Dragon - Dark purple double flowers lightly scented. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed after which lateral growth to be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and Aug. Remove all suckers. South or West facing feed as required.   Price 15.00

wisteria floribunda domino

Wisteria Floribunda Domino Light lilac blue lightly scented flowers. the plant should be grown to the desired shape and size and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. South or west facing. Remove suckers. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

wisteria floribunda geisha

Wisteria Floribunda Geisha Rich pale blue flowers 12-15” long lightly scented. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove all suckers. South or west facing. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

wisteria floribunda halequin

Wisteria Floribunda Halequin Purple/pale mauve flowers. Ht 12”. The plant should be grown to the size and shape desired and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove any suckers. South or west facing. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

Wisteria Floribundua Honbeni c

Wisteria Floribunda Honbeni - Lavender pink flowers scented up to 18” long. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed after which later growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and Aug. Remove all suckers. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

Wisteria Floribunda Kuchibeni c

Wisteria Floribunda “Kuchibeni” – Also known as peaches and cream flowers long creamish tinged with purple. The plant should be grown to the desired size  and have its tips removed. From then on lateral shoots should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Good for Pergolas or standards.   Price 15.00

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Wisteria Floribunda Macrobotrys - Exceptionally long mauve flowers which can reach 3 feet. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed after which lateral growth to be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and Aug. Remove all suckers. South or West facing. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

Wisteria Frutescens Amythyst Falls c

Wisteria Frutescens Amethyst Falls - Blue violet lightly scented flowers later than most. This variety should be lightly pruned 2-3 times during the growing season as it flowers on current seasons growth. South or West facing. Feed as required.   Price 7.50

wisteria venusta

Wisteria Venusta Large deciduous climber white flowers fragrant in April/May. Ht 30’. Plant in sunny position. Any good soil.  Price 15.00

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Wisteria Sinensis “Amethyst” - Good purple strongly scented flower. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed. From then on lateral branched should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and August. Remove any suckers from below the graft. South or West facing. Feed as required  Price 15.00

Wisteria Sinesis Prolific c

Wisteria Sinensis “Prolific” - Deep blue flowers up to 12” long in early spring. Scented. The plant should be grown to the desired size and shape and have its tips removed after which lateral growth should be cut back to 2-3 leaves in June and Aug. Remove suckers. South or West facing. Feed as required.   Price 15.00

Yucca Gloriosa Variegata c

Yucca Gloriosa Variegata - Strong evergreen sword like leaves edged silver turning pinkish in winter. Large bell like white flowers on tall stems. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or part shade. Ideal for containers or the garden.   Price 6.00

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