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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 2009

PLANTS >  (AB - BE )  (CE - HO)  (HO - RU)  (SA - VE)

Abelia - Confetti 1 np

Abelia “Confetti” – A small evergreen shrub having richly variegated foliage and shall pink winged scented flowers in late summer. Ht2-3’ sprd 2-3’. Not for exposed positions.
[Plant breeder’s rights apply].     Price 5.00

Abelia Kalaedoscope np

Abelia “Kalaedoscope” - A small evergreen shrub having richly variegated foliage turning red and orange in the colder months. Shell pink winged scented flowers in late summer. Ht2-3’ sprd 2-3’. Not for exposed positions. [Plant breeder’s rights apply].    Price 5.00

Abultillion Kentish Belle np

Abutillon “Kentish Belle” – A beautiful wall shrub having masses of red in bud opening orangy peach in the summer. Ht up to 10’. Any well drained soil. Prefers sun.
Price 5.00
  

Acacia Pravissima np

Acacia “Pravissima” – Ovens wattle. Evergreen small tree/large shrub having triangular silvery foliage and yellow globular flowers in winter. Ht 12’ sprd 6’. Any reasonable well drained soil. Slightly sheltered position.
Price 5.00

Actaea Brunette np

Actaea “Brunette” - Very dark purple/black leaves topped with scented white flowers in July. Ht 4’ Sprd 3’ any moist soil, prefers some shade.
Price 5.00

Agapanthus Trumpet Donau np

Agapanthus Trumpet “Donau” - A very dark leaved form having strong dark blue flowers in July/August. Height 30”, Spread 30”. Any reasonable soil. Sunny position.
Price 5.00

Albizia Summer Chocolate np

Albizia “Summer Chocolate” - A new form having very dark chocolate coloured foliage. Fluffy pinkish red flowers in late summer. Height 10 ft. Requires well drained soul. Sheltered position.
Price 7.50

Alcea Fiesta Time np

Alcea “Fiesta Time” - Hollyhock. Beautiful cerise pink double flowers in summer on 3-4 ft stems. Any reasonable soil. Best in sun.
Price 4.00

Alchemilla Epipsila np

Alchemilla “Epipsila” - Shorter more compact form of Lady’s Mantle, greenish yellow sprays. Height 10”, spread 10”. June-August good for ground cover. Any well drained garden soil. Sun or light shade.
Price 4.00

Alstroemeria Little Miss Christina np

Alstroemeria “Little Miss Christina” - A hardy compact form of this beautiful perennial having masses of creamy white flowers with yellow flecked maroon throats in summer. Height 50cm, Spread 50cm. Moist well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Alstroemeria Little Miss Natalie np

Alstroemeria “Little Miss Natalie” - A hardy compact form of this beautiful perennial having masses of cream flowers flushed pink with yellow throats flecked maroon in summer. Height 50cm, Spread 50cm. Moist well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Alstroemeria Little Miss Roselind np

Alstroemeria “Little Miss Roselind” - A hardy compact form of this beautiful perennial having masses of mid pink with maroon flecked yellow throats in summer. Height 50 cm, Spread 50cm. Moist well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Alstroemeria Little Miss Sophie np

Alstroemeria “Little Miss Sophie - A hardy compact form of this beautiful perennial having masses of white flushed pink flowers with maroon flecked yellow throats in summer. Height 50 cm, Spread 50cm. Moist well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Alstroemeria Little Miss Tara np

Alstroemeria “Little Miss Tara” - A hardy compact form of this beautiful perennial having masses of dusky pink flowers with yellow flecked maroon throats in summer. Height 50cm, Spread 50cm. Moist well drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Price 6.00

Allium Beauregard_Assort web

Allium “Beauregard”- Large violet globes on lofty strong stems on top of broad green lanceolte leaves. The flowers can be dried for flower arranging. Ht 3-4’. Any good loamy soil best. Prefers sun.   Price 5.00

Allium Orisa web

Allium “Orisa” – Large purplish globes over green lanceolate foliage in summer. Flowers can be dried and used in flower arranging. Ht 3’. Any good loamy soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

Allium Pinball Wizard_web

Allium “Pinball Wizard” – Large dark blue golbes on strong lofty stems in summer. Flowers can be dried for use in flower arranging. Ht 3-4’. Prefers a good loamy soil in sun.   Price 5.00

Allium stipitatum Giant Surprise_026 web

Allium “Giant Surprise” – Large rich blue globes on strong lofty stems in summer over green laceolate leaves. Flowers can be dried. Ht 3-4’. Prefers rich loamy soil in full sun.   Price 5.00

Allium violet Beauty_Assort web

Allium “Violet Beauty” – Although not as large as some varieties this is still worth growing. has reasonable size sizes globes of dark blue. Ht 3’. Any good loamy soil in sun.   Price 5.00

Arisarum Proboscideum np

Arisarum Proboscideum - Mouse plant. An unusual plant for moist shady locations having curious flowers resembling mouse tails in Sept/Oct. Ht 6”, Sprd 12”.    Price 5.00

Asarum Europeum np

Asarum Europeum - Roundish glossy evergreen foliage. Small inobtrusive brown flowers in May/June. Ht 4”, Sprd 12”. Any soil even dry. Likes shade.    Price 5.00

Asarum Maximum Silver Panda np

Asarum Maxim “Silver Panda” - Large evergreen silvery marked foliage. Clusters of large three petaled flowers with white eyes from Feb to June. Ht 10”, Sprd 15”. Any soil. Good in shade.    Price 5.00

Asarum Splendens np

Asarum Splendens - Large dark evergreen silvered arrow shaped leaves. Clusters of dramatic dark brown and fawn banded flowers March to June. Ht 6”, Sprd 15”. Any soil. Good in shade.
Price 5.00

Astilbe Chinensis - Visions In Red np

Astilbe Chinensis “Visions in Red” - Dark purplish feathery foliage topped in July/Aug with red plumes. Ht 30” Sprd 24”. Prefers rich moist soil in partial shade.    Price 5.00

Astilbe Crispa - Perkeo p

Astilbe Crispa “Perkio” - Dark green crinkled foliage topped in July/Aug with feathery plumes of dark pink flowers. Ht6-8” Sprd 6-8”. Rich moist soil in partial shade preferred.    Price 5.00

Astilbe Japonica - Ellie np

Astilbe Japonica “Ellie” - Dark green feathery foliage topped in July/Aug with pure white plumes. Ht 30” Sprd 24”. Rich moist soil in partial shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Astilbe Simplicifolia Sprite np

Astilbe Simplicifolia “Sprite” - Beautiful bronze green feathery foliage topped in July/Aug with plumes of pale pink. Ht 16” Sprd 12”.Rich moist soil. Full or part shade.    Price 5.00

Astrantia Major - Lars np

Astrantia Major “Lars” - Dark Red/White flower over a long period from June to Sept. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any rich moist soil full or part shade.    Price 5.00

Astrantia  Major - Pink Pride np

Astrantia Major “Pink Pride” - Extremely attractive pink full flowers in Jun-July. Ht 2’ Sprd 2’. Any moisture retentive soil best in full or part shade.     Price 5.00

Astrantia Major - Primadonna np

Astrantia Major “Primadonna” - Darl maroon flowers from June till August. Ht 28” Sprd 24”. Rich moist soil in full or partial shade preferred.   Price 5.00

Astrantia Major - Shaggy np

Astrantia Major “Shaggy” - Silvery/White tipped green papery flowers from Jun to Aug. Ht 30” Sprd 24”. Any moisture retentive soil best in full or part shade.    Price 5.00

Azalea Exbury Ginger np

Azalea “Exbury Ginger” - Deciduous azalea. Having large deep orange flowers in May. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.    Price 6.00

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Azalea “Viscosa” - Deciduous azalea. Having white tinged pink scented flowers in May. Ht3-4’ SPRD 3’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.    Price 6.00

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Azalea “Golden Flare” - Deciduous azalea having stunning large deep golden yellow flowers with reddish orange blotches in May. Ht5’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.    Price 6.00

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Azalea “Knap Hill Fireball” - Deciduous azalea stunning large deep red flowers in May. Ht5’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.    Price 6.00

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Azalea “Nabucco” - Deciduous azalea having stunning large pure red flowers in May. Ht 5’ Sprd 4’. Requires acidic soil. Any aspect.    Price 6.00

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Begonia “Beni Tochiba” - Lovely metallic pink silvered foliage with single pink flowers in summer. Ht 12”, Sprd 12”. Any reasonable soil that’s not too wet in winter. Prefers some sun but will grow in shade. Hardy but is late to reappear after winter.    Price 5.00

Begonia Beni Tochiba np

Begonia Grandis Evansiana Alba - Large fleshy attractive leaves of green flushed red topped with white flowers in Aug/Nov. Ht 12-15”, Sprd 15”. Any soil even dry. Good in shade.   
Price 5.00

Begona Sutherlandii np

Begonia SutherlandII - Lush green foliage topped with beautiful orange flowers in summer/autumn. Ht 8”, Sprd 12”. Any well drained soil. Will tolerate shade.    Price 5.00

Bergina Hybrida - Abendglut np

Bergenia Hybrida “Abendglut” - Drooping dark red sprays over large glossy evergreen leaves in early spring. Ht 12”, Sprd 18”. Any well moist garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

Bergina Hybrida - Baby Doll np

Begenia Hybrida “Baby Doll” - Baby doll pink sprays over leather green leaves in April/May. Ht 12”, Sprd 12”. Any moist garden soil. Sun or part shade.   Price 5.00

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