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

OPEN EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT OCTOBER (9am to 4pm)

20% off ALL stock during October

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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

Wisterias

Yes, there are a lot of varieties of Wisteria many garden centres and growers stock 5 or 6 varieties.

WE HAVE 30 ALL GRAFTED IN KENT.

WISTERIA SPECIES STOCKED INCLUDE:

Floribundas
Frutescens
Sinensis
Brachybotris
Macrostachias


All of our plants are grafted and therefore should flower within 3 years, they are plants and we have no magic wand to make a plant flower. Usually about 30% of our crop flowers on site in April/May. Many varieties are scented and flower size increases and becomes fuller with age. Each plant is labelled with advice on pruning and siting.

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.

wisteria honbeni

Wisteria honbeni

wisteria white wings blue

Wisteria white wings blue

wisteria floribunda lawrence

Wisteria Floribunda Lawrence

Best pale blue variety.
Sweetly scented
18” long
Flowers in April/May
South or West facing.

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