Stone Green Nurseries - Bethersden, Kent for an amazing range of Plants and Shrubs in a wide range of sizes.
Stone Green Nurseries - Bethersden, Kent for an amazing range of Plants and Shrubs in a wide range of sizes. Click here to email us

We are now closed due to retirement.

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


Climbing Plants

We grow an extensive range of climbing plants as well as Clematis and Wisteria (covered on separate pages). Most plants are grown in 2 ltr. deep pots with some being grown to specimen size in 10.5 ltr. pots. We have plants for all aspects. Varieties grown include; Actinidia, Akebia, Campsis, Fallopia, Hedera, Golden Hop, Jasmins, Honeysuckle’s, Vines, Passion Flowers, Sollya, Star Jasmine and many more.

Whilst our website lists a number of plants we grow, we do not necessarily have all plants in stock at any one time.  Please telephone us to check stock.

passiflora purple haze

Climbing Plants - Passiflora Purple Haze

A new variety having stunning intense double purple flowers throughout summer and attractive plum like fruits in favourable summers. Ht up to 15’. Any well drained soil. Sheltered sunny aspect.

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solanum jas blue ice

Climbing Plants - Solanum Jasminoids Blue Ice

specimen climbing plants

Spcimen Climbing Plants