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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

monarda didyma earl grey

New Plants for 2010

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Monarda Didyma “Earl Grey” - Bergamot. Masses of red flowers over medium height green foliage from July to September a real beauty. Ht.24” Sprd 18”. Any reasonable soil prefers some sun. Price 5.00

monarda didyma fireball

Monarda Didyma “Fireball” - Bergamot. Deep red flowers over chunky green foliage from July to September. Ht.24” Sprd. 18”. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun. Protected variety propagation prohibited.    Price 5.00

nepeta walkers low

Nepeta “Walkers Low” - Catmint. A beautiful form attaining about 2’. Covered in mauve blue flowers May to September. Will re flower if clipped over. Loved by butterflies and bees. Prefers well drainned soil in full sun.    Price 5.00

ophiopogon black beard

Ophiopogon “Black Beard” - A new introduction of the evergreen black mondo grass being quicker growing and having much longer leaves small whitish mauve flowers in summer. Ht 1’ Sprd 2’. Any reasonable soil. Su n or part shade. Protected variety propagation prohibited.  
Price 6.00

paeonia officinalis sword dance

Paeonia Officinails “Sword Dance” - Large deep red flowers with golden anthers in May/June. Ht 28” Sprd 24”. Prefers deep well composted soil and full sun.   Price 6.00

phlox paniculata border gem

Phlox Paniculata “Border Gem” - Masses of violet/purple flower June to September a must for the cottage look. Ht.3’ Sprd.2’. Any moist but well drained soil. Prefers full sun.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata brigadier

Phlox Paniculata “Brigadier” - A beautiful phlox having masses of salmon orange flowers with red eyes in July/Sept. Ht3’. Prefer full sun and moist but well drained soil.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata bright eyes

Phlox Paniculata “Bright Eyes” - Border phlox. Scented pale pink flowers with red centers. In July-August. Strong growth. Ht3’ Sprd 2’. Moist well drained soil in full sun.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata david

Phlox Paniculata “David” - Masses of large heads of pure white well scented flowers from June to September. Ht 3’ Sprd 2’. Best in well drained soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

phlox paniculata edens flash

Phlox Paniculata “Edens Flash” - Masses of vibrant pink flowers with darker eyes July to September ideal for the cottage garden effect. Ht,2-3’ Sprd.2’. Any moist but well drained soil in full sun. Price 5.00

phlox paniculata eva cullum

Phlox Paniculata “Eva Cullum” - Masses of warm pink flowers with darker eyes and carrying a peppery scent from June to August. Ht.3’ Sprd.2’. Prefers a moist well drained soil in sun.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata flame pink

Phlox Paniculata “Flame Pink” - Masses of baby pink flowers from July to October. Ht 18” Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil. Sunny position. Protected variety propagation prohibited.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata flame purple

Phlox Paniculata “Flame Purple” - Masses of light purple flowers from July to October. Ht 18” Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect. Protected variety propagation prohibited.  
Price 5.00

phlox paniculata flame red

Phlox Paniculata “Flame Red”  - Masses of purple tinged red flowers over bright green foliage from July to October. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect. Protected variety propagation prohibited. Price 5.00

phlox paniculata flame white

Phlox Paniculata “Flame White” - Masses of pure white flower over light green foliage from July to October. Ht 18”. Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil. Sunny aspect. Protected variety propagation prohibited.    Price 5.00

phlox paniculata franz schubert

Phlox Paniculata “Franz Schubert” - Masses of lilac blue flowers over white lightly scented flowers July to September. Ht 3’. Sprd.2’. Any well drained moist moist soil. Prefers sun.  
Price 5.00

plhlox paniculata starfire

Phlox Paniculata “Starfire” - A good vigorous from having masses of crimson red flowers July to September over striking dark foliage. Ht.3’. Sprd.2’. Any moist but well drained soil. Prefers full sun.   Price 5.00  

photinia pink marble

Photina “Pink Marble” - A new edition to this popular genus. Attractive variegated foliage having bright red and pink. Young foliage. Evergreen. Ht.6’. Sprd.4’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. Protected variety propagation prohibited.   Price 5.00

polemonium stairway to heaven

Polemonium “Stairway To Heaven” - Jacobs Ladder. Very attractive new form of this popular plant. White edged variegated ladder like foliage. Lightly fragrant violet blue flowers April/May. Ht 18” Sprd.12”. Any reasonable soil. ny aspect.   Price 5.00

polygonatum multiflorum varigatum

Polygonatum Multiflorum Variegatum - Solomons seal. Green leaves striped white hanging flowers in May/June. Ht 24”. Sprd.18”. Rich moist soil in sun or part shade.  
Price 5.00

rosmarinus prostratus

Rosmarinus Prostratus - A good evergreen trailing rosmary having blue flowers in April/ June aromatic foliage. Ht.12”. Any well drainnersoil Any aspect.   Price 5.00

rubus olympic double

Rubus “Olympic Double” - A beautiful easy to grow plant with pale green leaves and double magenta flowers in summer. Ht 3-4’ Sprd 4’. Well suited to dry soils and grows almost anywere. If out of control prune hard.   Price 5.00

rudbeckia city garden

Rudbeckia “City Garden” - Masses of daisy like yellow/orange flowers in July/Sept. Shorter in growth than most varieties. Ht.16”. Sp.12-14”. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or light shade.   Price 5.00

salvia dancing flame

Salvia “Dancing Flame” - A spectacular variegated form having scarlet/orange flowers from July to October. Any reasonable garden soil. Best in full sun.   Price 5.00

salvia icing sugar

Salvia “Icing Sugar” - Aromatic foliage covered with masses of pink flowers throughout summer. Ht 3’ Sprd 3’. Prefers full sun in well drainer soil. Protected variety propagation prohibited.  
Price 4.00

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Salvia Uliginosa - Tall spikes of clear blue flowers in late summer to mid autumn. Ht.3-4’ Sprd.2’. Any reasonable soil. Prefers some sun.    Price 4.00

sanguisorba obtusa

Sanguisorba Obtusa - Arching feathery grass like flower sof pinkish purple on top of definite green leaves in Aug/Sept. Ht 36”, Sprd 24”. Tolerates wet conditions prefers sun.  
Price 5.00

santolina lemon fizz

Satolina “Lemon Fizz” - Dwarf evergreen shrub having dense lemon scented foliage and golden like flowers 1x2’. Any dryish soil. Any aspect. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].  
Price 5.00

sidalcea party girl

Sidalcea “Party Girl” - False wallow. Bright pink saucer shaped flowers on spikes in June/Sept. Good for cutting. Ht 3-4’. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.   
Price 5.00

sidalcea sussex beauty

Sidalcea “Sussex Beauty” - False mallow. Glowing satin pink saucer shaped flwoers on spikes in Jun/Aug. Good for cutting. Ht 3’. Any reasonable soil. SUn or part shade.
Price 5.00

sidalcea william smith

Sidalcea “William Smith” - False mallow. Tall stately spikes of warm salmon pink flowers in July/September. Ht 3-4’. Any reasonable soil. Full sun preferred.  
Price 5.00

sidalcea wine red

Sidalcea “Wine Red” - False mallow. Wine red saucer shaped flowers on spikes in Jun/Sept. Ht 3’. Good for cutting. Any reasonable soil. Sun or part shade.  
Price 5.00

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Taxus Baccata Fastigata Aureum - Golden Irish yew. A slow growing evergreen thin column havingyellow edged leaves. Gold in winter. Ht 5’ in 10 years. Well drained soil. Sun or shade.     Price 5.00

tiarella cygnet

Tiarella “Cygnet” - Long fingered green leaves with bronze veins. Wispy white flowers in spring and summer. Ht 1’, Sprd 1’. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect. [Protected variety propagation prohibited].    Price 5.00

verbena bonariensis buenis aires

Verbena Bonariensis “Buenos Aires” - A new form of this popular plant having tall heads of bright eye catching rosy lavender florets. Any soil. Prefers some sun.     Price 4.00

verbena rigida

Verbe Rigida - Clustered lilac blooms throughout summer on tall airy stems. Ht 5’+”. Any well drained garden soil. Full sun preferred.    Price 5.00

vinca minor ralph shugart

Vinca Minor “Ralph Shugart” - Dense evergreen ground covering plant having dark green glossy crinkled foliage edged silver. Flowers in summer. Ht 8-10”, Sprd 24-36”. Any reasonable soil. Any aspect.  
Price 4.00

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