October and November is an ideal time for planting, whilst the soil is still warm enough to get the roots going.
We are excited by this weeks range of shrubs, but there is limited numbers and they are going fast.
Also looking good on our outside benches this week are Heuchera.
Every garden no matter how big or small can find a place for one or more Heuchera. They make the most stunning container plants on their own or in the border - or as winter hanging basket plants for all year colour, even on dull winter days. Twenty years ago heucheras (also known as Coral Bells) were grown for their wispy flowers which grow on long stalks held high above their foliage. Recently, plant breeders have twisted the emphasis around to the foliage and the results are amazing. They will grow in a large variety of positions and almost all soil types and will look after themselves if you give them a once a year 10 minute clean up in spring. ...
Propagation & getting plants through the winter – Evening Tuesday 9th October, 7pm £4 per person.
We will give tips on saving your favourite geraniums, fuchsias, begonias etc and propagating from them for next year.
Also caring for Patio Plants over Winter.
The pansy and viola crop is looking grand and showing a rainbow of beautiful colours, and the scent in the sales house is enchanting! The range of Autumn/Winter hanging baskets are being added to on a daily basis and this year we are using heuchera, cordyline and other perennials as centre-pieces. These are extra value as when the baskets are ready to change for summer, these can be planted out in the border or larger containers for colour year after year! If you are ready to have your Summer baskets refilled, don’t delay dropping them in – the early bird gets the best choice of colours! ...