Care & Cultivation Guides

Cultivation & Care Information

Here we have provided useful information to assist you in making suitable choices and caring for your products.

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

The symbol of Christmas  If the bright red berries of holly and the evergreen foliage of ivy are the symbols of Christmas outdoors, then the poinsettia with its large brightly coloured bracts, (modified leaves) is surely the symbol of...

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Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

BEFORE YOUR TREE COMES INTO THE HOUSE  To ensure your Christmas tree stays fresh and healthy throughout the festive period it will need water. First, find an appropriately sized stand that holds water. Your next step is to saw off the bottom...

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Cyclamen

Cyclamen

The perfect houseplant for any cool windowsill.  Cyclamen are perhaps the most popular of all the winter flowering house plants. They have a long flowering period, blooming from September until March. They come in a wide range of colours with...

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Orchids

Orchids

Orchids make excellent house plants and are available in many different sizes and colours. Species such as Phalaenopsis are easy to look after if a few basic requirements are followed.  POSITION: Orchids require 10-15 hours of good light a day...

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Citrus Trees

Citrus Trees

Ideal for adding a Mediterranean look to your patio or conservatory. Citrus trees produce clusters of highly scented, waxy white flowers and are followed by delicious fruits which are a great addition to the drink of your choice. Citrus trees are self-pollinating so...

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Hamamelis

Hamamelis

The spider-like flowers of Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) look delicate and frail but for six or eight weeks from late December through to mid-February they are perhaps the toughest of all winter flowering shrubs. The thin, strap-like petals form a profusion of flowers...

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Roses

Roses

Roses bring style and elegance to any garden, be it large or small. There are climbing and rambling roses to cover walls, fences, arches and arbors, roses that grow meters upwards to flower in the canopies of trees, patio roses to grow in containers, ground-cover...

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Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples

Known for their graceful habit, often with attractive coloured foliage, and many with finely textured leaves, Japanese maples come into their own in autumn when their foliage turns stunning shades of golden-yellow, orange or fiery red. They are slow-growing and...

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Raspberries

Raspberries

PLANT GOOD STOCK: The canes we have available have been passed by Ministry inspectors. USE FRESH GROUND: Where possible plant new canes in ground which has never cropped raspberries before, and avoid wet or boggy areas. PREPARE THE GOUND: Remove...

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Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea macrophylla

IN THE HOUSE: LIGHT: Bright light but not direct sun. TEMPERATURE: Keep cool. The cooler the plant is the longer the flowers will last. WATERING: Keep the compost moist but NOT TOO WET at all times. Do not allow to dry out. AFTER FLOWERING: Cut...

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Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisterias are woody deciduous climbers, which are native to the eastern states of North America, China and Japan. They are cultivated for their showy, pea-like fragrant flowers, which are borne in pendant racemes in spring and summer. The flowers are occasionally...

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Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

A large and spectacular group of shrubs which flower mainly from April until June.  The growth and leaf size vary enormously from dwarf, alpine types to large tree forms and because of this diversity there is a rhododendron or azalea for most gardens. The more...

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Tips from our Nursery Team

Jobs for December

Jobs for December

· Plant up empty pots and containers with winter flowering heathers, shrubs and trailing ivy. · Bay trees, particularly potted ones, need protecting if the weather turns cold. Lift inside or protect...

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Gardening & Plant Fact Sheets

Raspberries

Planting Raspberry Canes

Canes should be planted 50-60cm apart with 120-150cm between the rows. Canes for planting are usually available from November to March. If the soil is too wet to plant immediately the canes should...

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December Plant of the Month
Poinsettia

Poinsettia

If the bright red berries of holly and the evergreen foliage of ivy are the symbols of Christmas outdoors, then the poinsettia with its large brightly coloured bracts, (modified leaves) is surely...

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