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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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Fagus Sylvatica Beech Hedging - Shiny green leaf yellow in autumn holding on well into winter. Ht up to 20’ as a hedge, even taller if not clipped. Any reasonable soil. Full sun or part shade. Good wild life plant.   Price 15.00

fagus sylvatica atroperpurea

Fagus Sylvatica Atroperpurea (Purple Beech) - Purple beech. Ideal for hedging. Rich purple foliage leaves hang on well into winter. Can be clipped to any size. Any reasonable soil. Needs sun for best colour.  Price 15.00

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea Pendula t

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea Pendula - Rich purple cascading tree mushroom headed shape small variety for small garden. Any well drained soil. Full sun.   Price 65.00

ficus brunswick1

Ficus Brunswick - A large shrub/small tree having very long lobed leaves. Best fan trained on a warm sunny wall. Do not allow to dry out. Medium sized green skinned fruits with yellow flesh. Ht 10’ Sprd 10’. Any reasonable soil.   Price 30.00

ficus 'jordan'1

ficus 'jordan' - Fig. Large fleshy usually 3 lobed leaves with very dark red fruits. Ht 10’ Sprd 6’. Any reasonable soil. Do not allow to dry out especially when in fruit. Prefers a sunny sheltered position.   Price 20.00

Gleditsia Triacanthos Ruby Lace t

Gleditsia Triacanthos Ruby Lace - Honey locust. Shiny reddish brown feathery foliage on small tree ideal for a small garden. Ht 18’, Sprd 6’. Any well drained soil. Sun or part shade.   
Price 20.00

Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst t

Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst - Honey locust. Feathery golden foliage in spring maturing to shiny pale green. Ht up to 25ft. Good for smaller gardens. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or part shade.  Price 20.00

Hydrangea Paniculata Grandiflora t

Hydrangea Paniculata Grandiflora - An excellent very floriferous shrub having very large white and later tinged pink flowers over a long period in late summer 10x5. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.     Price 35.00

Ilex Golden King t

Ilex “Golden King” - Variegated holly having broad green almost spineless leaves with wide golden margin. Size up to 15’. Red berries. Any garden soil. Sun or shade. Female.     Price 25.00

Ilex Aquilfolium Handsworth Silver t

Ilex Aquifolium “Handsworth Silver” - Female holly. Large evergreen shrub having richly variegated spiky leaves followed by red berries in autumn. Ht up to 20’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Ilex Aquilfolium Silver Queen t

Ilex Aquifolium “Silver Queen” - Evergreen silver variegated holly ideal for individual planting or hedging will require a female nearby to produce fruits. Male form. Ht up to 20’ or can be trimmed to shape. Any soil. Any aspect.    Price 25.00

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Juglans Regia - Common walnut. A medium sized tree with a rounded habit and attractive pinnate leaves. Ht 20’ Sprd 10’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

Koelreuteria Paniculata Fastigata t

Koelreuteria Paniculata “Fastigiata” - “China Tree”. A rare slow growing tree having panicles of small yellow flowers in July/Aug. Foliage turning yellow in Autumn. Narrow columnar habit. Ht 20’, Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 25.00

Laburnam Alpinum Pendula

Laburnam Alpinum Pendula - A dwarf tree having stiff ascending branches with yellow laburnum flowers in spring. Any reasonable garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 30.00

Laburnam Voss II

Laburnam Voss II - Medium size tree. Ht 15’ Sprd 8’. Long sprays of yellow flowers May. Toxic if eaten. Plant in sun or semi-shade. Any garden soil.   Price 25.00

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Laris “Stiff Weeper” - A beautiful deciduous weeping tree of good tight form grafted onto a 4’ stem. Turning vivid good in autumn. Ht 8’, Sprd 4’.  Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 35.00

Liquidambar Styracflua Worplesdon t

Liquidambar Styracflua “Worplesdon” - Large star long lobed leaves. Grown for its intense orange, red and yellow foliage in autumn. Ht up to 25’, Sprd 6-8’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or light shade.     Price 25.00

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Liquidamber Styraciflua ‘Silver King’ - An attractive smallish tree having richly variegated foliage flushed pink in autumn turning brilliant crimson before leaf fall. Ht 18-20’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron Tulipifera - A medium sized tree having three lobed leaves of which the centre lobe is shortened, the foliage turns a rich butter yellow in autumn. Flowers are tulip shaped yellow green banded with orange at the base of petals in June-July on older plants. Ht 30’. Any fertile soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

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Liriodendron Tulipifera Aureomarginatum - A striking tree having tulip-like flowers June-July. The leaves are edged with bright yellow turning greenish later. Compact shape. Any reasonable garden soil. Full sun.   Price 30.00

Magnolia Susan t

Magnolia “Susan” - Medium sized shrub having flowers of deep red purple in bud and opening slightly paler. Any reasonable soil except shallow chalk. Any aspect. Ht 10-12”, Sprd 5-6”.
Price 30.00

Magnolia Galaxy t

Magnolia “Galaxy” - A selected form having upright purplish/pink large scented flowers. Ht in 10 years 10/12’ prefers to be planted lime free but will tolerate some lime as it matures. Any aspect.     Price 30.00

Magnolia Soulangena t

Magnolia Soulangeana - Large shrub/small tree having tulip shaped white flowers stained rose at base in April/May. Size up to 12’. Any rich garden soil. Full sun or light shade.     Price 30.00

Magnolia Grandifloa Exmouth t

Magnolia Grandiflora “Exmouth” - Large creamy white blossom July-Sept. Grows to 20ft. Large shiny evergreen foliage. Can be grown against a wall or free standing. Any rich garden soil. Sun or light shade.     Price 40.00

Malus Prarie Fire t

Malus “Prarie Fire” - Ornamental crab apple. An attractive small tree up to 20’. Purplish tinged foliage bright reddish/pink flowers in spring flowered by attractive fruits in autumn. Any reasonable soil.     Price 25.00

Mallus Everest t

Malus Everest - Small to medium sized tree having white blossom in spring followed by masses of orange red fruits in autumn. Ht 10-15’, Sprd 5’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 25.00

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Malus Red Jade - Small tree of weeping habit flowers pink/white in spring followed by red fruit’s the size of cherries lasting well into winter. Ht 10’, Sprd 5’. Any soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Malus Red Sentinel c

Malus Red Sentinel - Small to medium sized tree having white blossom in spring followed by deep red fruit’s which remain on the branches throughout winter.  Ht 15-18’, Sprd 6’. Any soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Malus Royal Beauty t

Malus Royal Beauty - Small weeping tree having deep red flowers in spring followed by small dark fruits in autumn. Foliage is also purplish. Ht 10’, Sprd 6’ Any soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Malus Royalty c

Malus Royalty - A small upright tree attractive glossy purple leaves turning red in autumn. flowers deep red followed by dark red fruits. Ht 12-15’, Sprd 5’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

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Malus Tschonoski - Medium sized tree of erect habit flowers white tinged pink in May. Followed by yellowish fruits tinged reddish purple. One of the best trees available for autumn colour. Ht 20-25’, Sprd 8’. Any soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

Malus Golden Hornet t

Malus Golden Hornet - Ornamental flowering crab apple. White flowers in spring followed by yellow fruit long lasting fruits. Eye catching tree well drained soil. Best in full sun. Ht up to 20’.
Price 25.00

Malus John Downie t

Malus John Downie - White flowers conical fruit excellent for jelly making well drained soil. Plant full sun with peat. Ht up to 20’.     Price 25.00

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Metasequoia Glyptostroboides - Deciduous conifer. Feathery foliage. Ht 15’ at 10 years, can reach much higher given time. Moist free draining soil. Any aspect.   Price 17.50

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Nyssa Sylvatica - Bright green glossy leaves turning golden/scarlet and orange in autumn. Lime free soil preferred. Sun or light shade.     Price 30.00

Olea Europaea Olive Tree t

Olea Europaea “Olive Tree” - A small evergreen tree having greyish green foliage glaucous to the undersides. Can be clipped to shape. Small white flowers in late summer followed in hot summers by olives. Best grown in containers in a sheltered position.     Price 45.00

Paulownia Tomentosa Foxglove Tree t

Paulownia Tomentosa Foxglove Tree - Medium sized tree giving a stunning display of lilac/purple foxglove like flowers in May. 15ft in 10 years, shelter from strong winds, deep fertile garden soil.    Price 25.00

Photinia Red Robin t

Photinia “Red Robin” - Plants suitable for training into large standards.    Price 20.00

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Prunus “Royal Burgundy” - Strong growing spreading cherry having purplish foliage and masses of double pink blossoms in spring. Ht 20’, Sprd 10’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 16.00

Prunus Autumnalis Rosea t

Prunus Autumnalis Rosea - Pale pink delicate flowers in early spring. Sometimes flowers in autumn again. Weeping habit up to 18’. Any reasonable garden soil. Any aspect.     Price 25.00

Prunus Amanogawa t

Prunus Amanogawa - Narrow columnar cherry having clusters of lightly scented shell pink flowers in spring. Ht 15-20’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 25.00

Prunus Cerasifera Pissardii t

Prunus Cerasifera PissardII - Dark red foliage turning deep purple masses of pale pink to white flowers in March/April. Ht 15-20’, Sprd 6-7’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.      Price 25.00

Prinus Serrulata Kanzan t

Prunus Serrulata Kanzan - Medium sized spreading tree having masses of double pink flowers in spring. Ht 20’, Sprd 10’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.    Price 25.00

Prunus Serrulata Shirotae t

Prunus Serrulata Shirotae - A small vigorous tree having spreading branches often drooping to the ground large pure white scented clusters of flowers in spring. Ht 15’, Sprd 8’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.      Price 25.00

Prunus Serrulta Kiku Shidare Sakura t

Prunus Serrulta Kiku Shidare Sakura - Aka. Cheals weeping cherry. A small tree with arching or drooping branches covered in early spring with fully double deep pink flowers. Ht 12-15’, Sprd 6-7’. Any aspect. Any reasonable soil.    Price 25.00

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula t

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula - Small deciduous tree 10x8ft. Weeping silvery foliage, white flowers in spring. Plant in sunny position. Any reasonable soil.    Price 25.00

Robina Twisty Baby t

Robina “Twisty Baby” - Also known as lace lady dwarf tree ideal for either pots of planting. Interesting twisty branches and curly leaves also pretty in winter. Ht 6-8’. Shelter from cold winds. Any reasonable soil.  Price 25.00

Robina Casque Rouge t

Robina Casque Rouge - Small tree. Pinnate lime green foliage and having deep rosy red lightly scented flowers in spring. Ideal for small gardens. Ht 15-18’. All types of soil. Sun or light shade.    Price 25.00

Robinia Psedoacacia Frisia t

Robina Pseudoacacia Frisa - Beautiful light spreading golden foliage turning almost orangey in late summer. Fragrant pea like flower June. Any garden soil. Sun or light shade. Ht 20-25’ with light pruning.   Price 25.00

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Salix Caprea Pendula - Kilmarnock willow. Beautiful pussy willow catkins on stiff weeping branches inearly spring. Ht up to 10ft, Sprd 5-6’. Deep loamy soil. Full sun.    Price 20.00

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Salix Chysocoma - Golden Weeping willow. Large gracious tree often weeping down to ground level. Catkins in spring. Golden yellow shoots. Ht up to 40ft. Deep loamy moist soil. Full sun.      Price 20.00

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Salix Matsudana Tortuosa - Corkscrew willow. A fast growing variety ideal for wet situations. Twisted contorted branches upright variety to 20ft. Deep loamy soil moist. Full sun/part shade.    Price 20.00

Salix Integra Flamingo t

Salix Integra Flamingo - A colourful small shrub having richly pink and white variegated young foliage. Best cut back hard each March to induce masses of fresh variegated shoots. Prefers moist soil. Any aspect. This plant is grafted on to a 4’ stem.     Price 20.00

sorbus aucuparia 'sheerwater seedling' copy

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

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