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



During 2007 and 2008 our range has expanded and we now feel we stock a good variety of plants and will add more varieties as we find good stock.
Our range includes Asters, Heuchera’s, Hosta’s, Iris’s, Anemone’s, Penstemons, Euphorbias, Heleborous Rudbekias, Delphiniums, Lupins 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.

alchemilla molis

Alchemilla Mollis

Greenish yellow sprays. He.18” sp.18” June-Aug. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or light shade.

aster sapphire

Aster Sapphire

An extremely floriferous form having masses of bright blue flowers in late summer. Ht 3’, Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun this variety sold out in 1 day last year when in flower, buy it early if you want one!

euphorbia tiny timweb

Euphorbia Tiny Tim

heleborous argutifolius

Helleborous Argutifolius

heuchera amethyst mist

Heuchera Amethyst Mist

heuchera palace purple

Heuchera Palace Purple

hosta blue angel

Hosta Blue Angel

Large blue foliage. White flower spikes stunning spring. 1x2’. Moist/damp soil. Prefers shady position.

heleborous sternii blackthorn strain

Helleborus Sternii Blackthorn Strain

hosta dream queen

Hosta Dream Queen

zantesdechia crowborough

Zantesdechia Crowborough

schizostylus pink princess

Schizostylus Pink Princess

hosta great expectations

Hosta Great Expectations

Very large heart shaped leaves of bluish green with large central splash of gold. Ht 30”, Sprd 24”. Any good moist soil. Prefers shade.

hosta francee

Hosta Francee

Lush leaves dark green edge white. Spikes of lilac flowers. 2x2’ prefers shady position. Must be moist.

heleborous orientalis

Helleborus Orientalis


Hosta Queen Josephine

Narrow leaves of deep emerald green edged creamy white topped with lilac flowers in summer. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any good moist soil. Prefers shade

hosta cherry berry

Hosta Cherry Berry

Long thin leaves of dark green with a central bar of cream interesting dark flower stems. Ht 2’, Sprd 2’. Any good moist soil. Prefers shade.

hosta patriot

Hosta Patriot

Large mid green leaves with a broad white margin.
Flowers lilac in summer.
Ht 24” Sprd 24”.
Plant in moist soil.
In full or part shade.

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