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Category Archives: Spring colour

Mothering Sunday

After the snow, gardens are looking a bit battered.   Mothers’ Day is a good opportunity to brighten things up a bit.  We have loads of colour, primroses and cyclamen at pocket money prices. There are still trays of polyanthus in bloom and the trays of primroses are beginning to flower....
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Spring is coming 

 At long last, we are getting a few bright days interspersed with the gloom and it seems possible to venture out into the garden again. It is a good time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. Nowadays, with containerised stock, you can plant any time of year but spring is...
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We grow all our Aubretia from cuttings

We grow all our Aubretia from cuttings. The seed grown varieties are much more lax, the cuttings ones grow into nice compact cushions There is a wonderful range of colours from which to choose – from purple through mauves and pinks to red and of course white.  We sell these...
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Magnolia – one of the most dramatic flowering shrubs in the garden

The magnolia buds are beginning to swell;  they must be one of the most dramatic flowering shrubs in the garden.  First the hybrid Magnolia × soulangeana  and the Magnolia x stellatas, pink or white blossoms on bare stems.  Then the later hybrids and the lilii floras. They mostly blossom from late spring...
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