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Friday, 17 November 2017

Planting Spring Bulbs

If you plan spring bulbs well and its not hard, your bulbs can begin in Februrary and take you into June when the summer bedding takes over.

Spring bulbs are planted from September all except tulips they wait until November. That means plant your snowdrops, dafodills, narcissi, hyacynths, sillas, iris, crocus, alliums, fritillarias, muscari, camassias etc to enjoy next spring.

Monday, 30 October 2017

November Gardener's Calendar

  • Its a very good time to plant hedges, trees, shrub and fruit. To give your garden the very best head start continue the tradition of autumn planting and plant as much as possible now. Planting in autumn conditions is recommended because the ground is favourable and if we establish plants now we can enjoy them next year. Plants benefit from having time to create a solid root system through autumn, winter and early spring, when they are not under pressure to flower and produce leaves. Work now while the soil is still warm and moist and not yet frozen.

Errington Reay Handmade British Pottery

Simply Outstanding Handmade British Pottery 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

How To Prepare For Christmas with Plants

Capture The Essence Of Christmas With Plants

Simple steps to a beautiful festive home and garden

Create a Christmas welcome in your own front garden. How about Topiary box,Yew, Holly or Cupressus ‘Blue Ice’ with  beautiful soft silver fir bedecked with twinkling fairy lights. Remember you Christmas box pants or sarcococca and Christmas Roses, Helleborus Niger will bring you fragrance and flower respectively at Christmas.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Plants For Hardy Containers

We have been looking at ideas for beautiful autumnal pots to provide us with some colour and perhaps fragrance to lift our spirits through the colder months.

How to Plant Hardy Containers for All Year Round Interest

Why not have pot up herbs, hardy evergreens and enjoy climbers in pots supported by beautiful obelisks. Bring your own pots and learn how to plant them up!

How to Plant Containers for Autumn and Winter Interest.
 These terracotta bowls made by Yorkshire Flower Pots look great planted for Autumn/Winter and Spring /Summer interest. We have used small evergreen shrubs, grasses, ferns herbs violas, perennials and bulbs. In the  Autumn/Winter when the bedding is finished we dedicate a poly tunnel to container plants, so it is easy to find an interesting mix. Many of these are small evergreens with interesting foliage because foliage can be just as attractive and colourful as flowers and more dependable

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Help Choosing The Right Hedge

 Without doubt there are huge benefits in having a hedge for a boundary rather than a fence or a wall. Hedging plants are available here at the nurseries or on our website
They act as wind and sound breaks, filtering us from noise, sheltering the garden from winds, Hedges support many species of wild life and they are economical as their durability to the elements and life span exceeds fences and walls. Hedges can also be beautiful, reflecting the seasons and providing a canvas to enhance other plants

Hedging Prices

Saturday, 21 October 2017

New In This Season

Great for Christmas presents. These fab signs and measuring sticks have just arrived in the shop. Hand made and stencilled by a couple of cool guys in the UK.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Shrubs For All Year Round Interest

Its a tall order but there are some pretty amazing plants out there that are interesting all year round. I don't think there is anything that actually flowers all year but there are some wonderful evergreen foliages, colurful bark and a variety of berries that really deserve a mention. Here is a quick flash of some of the plants we recomend and a useful list.

Nandina domestics 'Obsessed'

Monday, 9 October 2017

Festive fragrance, perfect conical shape none drop Frazier Fir Christmas Trees

Our Christmas trees are grown in Warwickshire and cut freshly for us.
This year we will have the popular glossy green Nordmanniana often called the none drop tree and in addition we also have the  fabulous Frazier fir.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Some Of The Best Autumn Foliage Trees

This is what autumn is all about beautiful foliage.

October Gardener's Calendar

Autumn has arrived and it's traditional time for autumn planting. Its also the best time to reposition plants in your garden and of course get your spring bulbs in the ground.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

An Early Autumn Garden Is For Bees And Butterflies

 September into October arrives and with it wasps, bees and butterflies and lots of jobs that need doing. This is a busy month.

The wasps have not been too feverishly active this year. Perhaps they don't need to go on a hungry sugar hunt. We don't usually notice wasps until they become ravenous teenagers as most of the year I think they are quietly satisfied secretly munching aphids. Annoying as they are they have a very important test in devouring many unwanted garden pests.
Unlike the wasps we do love the bees and butterflies and I think consciously we all try and grow plenty of plants they love.

Plants For Autumn Colour

Autumn is just around the corner. The leaves are beginning to turn, the berries look plump and burdensome, but the true theatrical flush of gorgeous colours and crisp falling leaves will probably occur early to mid October.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Coton Mannor

A sweet little garden in Northamptonshire thats been loved. It has a very homely feel. It is quiet small but it is immaculately kept and dead headed to perfection. You will see some large herbaceous borders in spectactular colour and excellent combinations of perennials. You can also stop for a cup of tea and cake or a light lasagna or quiche in the pretty courtyard tea rooms.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Flower Arranging Workshops

Great flower arranging workshop today using flowers from the garden. We will be holding this workshop again next year. Next workshop with Caroline is at Christmas when we will will be making Christmas center pieces. There are a few places left on this workshop. 
 If you would like a place you can book online or call the shop on 01280 848038

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