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


Specimen Plants

We have selected range of plants to grow on into larger specimens in pot size 7.5 Ltr.-8.5 Ltr. - 10.5 Ltr. - 16 Ltr. - 21.5 Ltr. - 35 Ltr. - 45 Ltr. - 70 Ltr. They range from dwarf to larger growing shrubs.

Grasses mainly taller growers, Phormiums and cordylines. Specially grafted ornamental trees and standard shrubs.

A selected range of Conifers. Shaped box and Bay including some very good sized pyramid and ball shaped box.

In addition some not so common items, Standard Magnolias, Hollies, Viburnums, Wisterias, Hydrangeas and Cercis, specimens of Yellow Magnolias, Acers, Paulownia, Laburnocytisus, Parrotia, Davidia and a good range of flowering Dogwoods, some of which are over 3 meters

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.

specimen plants

Order Collection

specimen cedars


buxus shapes

Buxus Shapes

buxus shapes

Buxus Shapes

buxus shapes

Buxus Shapes

pinus sylwintergold

Pinus Sylvestris Wintergold

cornus florida daybreak

Cornus Florida Daybreak

specimen cordylines and tree ferns

Specimen Cordylines and tree ferns

cornus florida rubra

Cornus Florida Rubra

cornus florida sunset

Cornus Florida Sunset

specimen camellia's

Specimen Camellia's

cornus kousa

Cornus Kousa

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