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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

New Plants for 2010

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corydalis berry exciting

Corydalis “Berry Exciting” - Golden fern like leaves topped with fragrant purple flowers from March to August more so fi dead headed. Ht 1’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Light shade preferred. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].    Price 5.00

cussonia paniculata

Cussonia Paniculata - Bluish/Grey evergreen irregular shaped foliage can grow up to 6’, Sprd 6;. In prolonged periods of cold can lose its leaves but recovers in spring. Any well drained soil. Prefers some sun for best leaf colour.   Price 6.00

dahlia karma chocolate

Dahia “Karma Chocolate” - Double maroon scented flowers. ideal for borders Ht. 3’. Any well fed soil. Sunny position. Must be kept dry in winter. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].
Price 5.00

dahlia maroon fox

Dahlia “Maroon Fox” – Double maroon flowers in summer held over fresh dark green foliage. Ht 3’. Any well fed soil in full soil in full sun. Must be kept dry in winter. [Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

dahlia orange fox

Dahlia “Orange Fox” - Double orangey flowers in summer over fresh green foliage. Ht 3’. Requires any well fed soil in full sun. Needs to be kept dry in winter [Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited]      Price 5.00

dahlia red fox

Dahlia “Red Fox” – Double scarlet red flowers in summer over fresh green foliage. Ht 3’. Any well fed soil in full sun. Needs to be kept dry in winter. [Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited]
Price 5.00

delphinium magic fountains mixed

Delphinium “Magic Fountains” Mixed – Tall spires of flowers ranging in colour from white to pink pale blue to dark blue and lilac to mauve all summer flowering. Ht 3-4’. Any reasonable soil. Prefer sun..
Price 4.00

euphorbia silver swan

Euphorbia “Silver Swan” - A small compact form having golden yellow flowers on bluish green edged silver foliage. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. [Protected by plant breeders rights propagation prohibited].
Price 6.00

fuchsia lady boothby

Fuchsia “Lady Boothby” - The climbing Fuchsia. Although sold and claimed to be a climbing Fuchsia this variety does not effectively climb but scrables up supports. It has masses of purple and red flower sins ummer and autumn. Ht up to 6’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers sun. cut back hard in sun.     Price 5.00

gaura siskiyou pink

Gaura “Siskiyou Pink” - Dark green spoon shaped leaves topped with masses of pale and deep pink flowers from June to September. Ht up to 3’, Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Prefers full sun.
Price 5.00

hebe champion

Hebe “Champion” - Violet blue flower June-Nov. Purple tinged leaves. Evergreen. Size 2’x2’. Well drained garden soil Sun or part shade. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].
Price 5.00

hebe pacific paradise

Hebe “Pacific Paradise” - A good neat mound forming evergreen having masses of deep pink flowers in summer. Ht 2-3’, Sprd 2-3’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Prefers some sun. [Plant breeders rights apply propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

heuchera berry smoothie

Heuchera “Berry Smoothie” - This is tipped to be the must have plant for 2010. Changes colour throughout the year to encompass rose pink to raspberry to blackberry and any colours in between. Ht 12”, Sprd 18”. Any reasonable well drained soil. Any aspect good in pots. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

heuchera electra

Heuchera “Electra” - Evergreen having golden leaves with blood red veins and foamy white flowers in summer. Ht 12”, Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil. Needs some sun for best colours. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

heuchera hollywood

Heuchera “Hollywood” - Evergreen herbaceous perennial having metallic grey lightly ruffled foliage with dark ever green veins and producing short stems of coral red flowers from  June to Sept. Ht 8”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable moist soil. Sun or part shade. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

heuchera plum royale

Heuchera “Plum Royale” - Evergreen herbaceous perennial having shiny purple foliage turning silver with dark ever green veins and producing short stems of coral red flowers from  June to Sept. Ht 8”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable moist soil. Sun or part shade. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].     Price 5.00

heuchera sashay

Heuchera “Sashay” - One of the largest introduction of this popular plant having green ruffled and curled foliage showing undersides of white and purple flowers foamy in summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. ANy reasonable soil. Sun or shade. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].
Price 5.00

heucherella alabama sunrise

Heucherella “Alabama Sunrise” - Evergreen perennial having changes to colour according to season from spring to mid summer leaves are golden with red veins. IN late summer its green with red veins in autumn and winter th efoliage turns orangy pink topped with foamy white flowers in summer. Ht 1-2’, Sprd 1-2’. Any reasonable soil. best with some sun. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].   Price 5.00

heucherella sweet tea

Heucherella “Sweet Tea” – Leaves with huge cinnamon stars surrounded by orange tea coloured borders. Excellent both in the garden and containers. Ht 12”, Sprd 15”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].   Price 5.00

hosta centre of attention

Hosta “Centre of Attention” – Dark green leaves with golden centre that turns creamy white with age. Pale lavander flowers on stems. Ht 18”, Sprd 18”. Prefers a good moist soil in part of full shade.   Price 5.00

hosta fair maiden

Hosta “Fair Maiden” – Very dark green leaves with irregular creamy edges topped with pale lavander flowers in summer. ht 18”, Sprd 18”. Any good moist soil in full or part shade.  
 5.00

hosta touch of class

Hosta “Touch of Class” – Large heart shaped blue/green leaves with greeny yellow centres topped with lavander flowers in summer. Ht 18”, Sprd 18”. Any good moist soil in full or part shade.   Price 5.00

hosta captain kirk

Hosta “Captain Kirk” - Thick textured golden leaves edged green topped with lavander flowers in summer. Ht.18” sprd.18”. Any good moist soil in full or part shade.   Price 5.00

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Iris “Action Front” - Bearded iris having lightly scented large rich mahogany flowers with cream veining. Ht 3’ Sprd 1’. Prefers a hot sunny well drainer position. Plant with rhizome showing.  
Price 5.00

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Iris “Chantilly” - Evergreen dark green holly like leaves with long greenish white catkin like flowers in late flowers in late summer. Ht 6’ Sprd 2’. Any soil especially dry very drought resistant. Full sun. Price 5.00

itea illicifolia

Itea Illicifolia - Evergreen dark green holly like leaves with long greenish white catkin like flowers in late summer. Ht 6’, Sprd 4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

knautia macedonica red knight

Knautia Macedonica “Red Knight” - Dense double cherry red flowers from June to September a magnet for insects/butterflies. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Any soil especially dry very drought resistant. Full sun. Price 5.00

laburnum vossii

Laburnum Vossii - Golden rain. A medium size tree. Ht 15-18’ Sprd 7-8’. Having long sprays of yellow flowers in May. *Toxic if eaten.* Plant in sun or semi-shade. Any garden soil. 
 Price 20.00

lespedeza thunbergii

Lespedeza Thunbergii - One of the best autumn flowering shrubs. Purple pea-like trusses Sept-Nov the flowers being so heavily bourne that the stems can arch to the ground. Grows to 7ft. Any reasonable garden soil site in full sun.   Price 5.00

lothomyrtus magic dragon

Lothomyrtus “Magic Dragon” - A small to medium sized evergreen shrub having reddish pink tips to the foliage and white myrtle like flowers in summer. Ht3’ Sprd 3’. Any well drained soil. Prefers a sunny aspect. Protected variety propagation prohibited.   Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird chandelier

Lupinus Russell Hybird “Chandelier”  - Tall spikes of clear lemon yellow flowers between May and August a must for the perennial border. Ht 2’. Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird chantelaine

Lupinus Russell Hybird “Chantelaine” - Tall spikes of seductive pink and white bi-coloured flowers between May and August. Ht’2. Sprd.1’ Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird noble maiden

Lupinus Russell Hybird “Noble Maiden” - Tall spikes of creamy white flowers aging to pure white between May and August. Ht2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird red flame

Lupinus Russell Hybird “Red Flame” - Tall spikes of brilliant red with flashes of yellow between May and August. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird the govenor

Lupinus Russell Hybird “The Govenor” - Tall spikes of deep ocean blue and white bi-coloured flowers between May and August. Ht’2. Sprd.2’. ANy reasonable soil. Any aspect.
Price 5.00

lupinus russell hybird the pages

Lupinus Russell Hybird “The Pages” - Tall spikes of shades of brick red with tinges of yellow between May and August. ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.   Price 5.00

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Magnolia Liliflora Nigra - A medium sized shrub having deep purple flowers freely borne over a long period from spring to summer. Ht’6. Sprd 5’. Magnolias should be planted as acidic plants ie with plenty of peat. Any aspect that’s not to windswept.   Price 6.00

melianthus majour

Melianthus Major - Dramatic serrated grey foliage topped with spikes of maroon flowers in a good year but worth growing for the foliage effect. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’. Any reasonable soil. Protect in harsh winters.   Price 6.00

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