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



Ariel view of Stone Green site.

Aerial View of Site

Cosmos and Perennials
10ltr climbing plants, Ivies, Wisteria, Holboellia, Sollya, Trachelospermum, Solanum etc Euphorbia and Perennials
general specimen plants 10ltr Climbing plants. Passion flowers, Vitis, Jasmin, Honeysuckles etc
20ltr Rhododendrons Geranium Palmatum, Lychnis Orange Zwerg, Clematis
Growing Abies Koreana, Picea Koster and Hoopsii, Nandinia etc.
Acers in 20ltr pots Growing House
Growing House Showing Schizostylus, Phygelius and Verbena
Fuchsia waltz Jubelteen, Agapanthus Windsor Grey, Astellia Red Devil etc. Hosta's,Hardy Ferns, Epimedium, Santolina, Grasses etc
Hydrangea's, Nepeta, Buddleja, Anemonies etc Growing tunnel showing Buxus, Taxus, Pyracantha, Campsis and Wisteria
Growing tunnel showing Cupresssus Goldcrest, Escallonia etc Iris's and perennials
Growing Tunnel showing Prunus Laurocerasus 10ltr
Hebe's, Lavender's etc Outdoor Growin area massive range of shrubs
Outdoor growing area 100's of varieties Hedging Cupressocyparis Castlewella
Hedging Cupressocyparis Castlewellan 10ltr Outdoor growing area back by our specimen growing glass house
Outdoor growing area foreground Viburnum Carlesii Aurora,Cotinus Royal Purple Hedging plants to the right Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea
Outdoor growing area Showing a small part of our range.
Plants being prepared for a show Lavender's,Hebe's,Begonia's etc.
length of the specimen plant house Shrub House August 2013
Specimen Acers and Cornus
Specimen Cedars and Cercis Forest Pansy
Specimen Cornus alternifolia argenteo-marginata and Ginkgo Nyssa Sylvatica,Hamamelis etc1
Specimens of standard Cotinus and Cercis Forest Pansy
TRACHELOSPERMUM JASMINOIDES2 Pieris and Rhododendron in 10ltr pots
Robinia Frisia,Robinia Twisy Baby,Prunus Etna etc Trees Prunus,Fagus,Salix Acer,Sorbus etc.
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