Planting Techniques

Planting Techniques Fact Sheets
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Planting Potatoes for Christmas Harvest

Planting Potatoes for Christmas Harvest

It is possible to plant and grow some varieties of seed potatoes in late July/August and harvest them, just in time to enjoy at Christmas. First and second early varieties such as Charlotte, Pentland Javelin and Duke of York are amongst the...

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Shrubs for Exposed Sites

NAME DESCRIPTION HEIGHTCotoneasterDeciduous, evergreen, low growing variety.10cm+ElaeagnusEvergreen, attractive variegated and green leaves. 2-4m+ EscalloniaEvergreen, flowers in summer. 45cm-2mEuonymus fortunei Evergreen, variegated...

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Shrubs for Heavy Clay Soils

NAMEDESCRIPTIONHEIGHT AbeliaSemi-evergreen, deciduous, summer flowering.1-2m AucubaEvergreen, large leaves, berries on female.1.5m+ Berberis Evergreen & deciduous, orange flowers in spring, autumn...

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Shrubs for Shade

Shrubs for Shade

NAMEDESCRIPTION HEIGHT Aucuba Evergreen, large leaves, berries on female. 1.5m+ Elaeagnus Evergreen, small scented flowers. 2m+  Euonymus Evergreen, variegated leaves. 1m Camellia Evergreen, spring...

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Planting Bulbs

Generally, the planting and aftercare of hardy bulbs is straightforward. After making sure that the bulb is right for the situation and suitable for the time of planting, choose good quality bulbs and ensure soil will not be waterlogged in winter. To plant, dig the...

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Shrubs for Sunny Aspects

NAME DESCRIPTION HEIGHT Abelia Semi-evergreen, scented flowers in summer. 90cm-5m Bracchiglottis Evergreen, grey felted leaves, yellow flowers. 75cm+  Buddleja Deciduous, summer flowers, attracts...

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Planting Raspberry Canes

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 be “heeled-in” until conditions improve. They should be planted firmly...

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Planting Trees or Shrubs

Planting Trees or Shrubs

PLANTING: Mark out an area for planting, which should be at least double the size of the container or the root stock (if bare rooted). The hole should be dug out to the diameter marked and slightly deeper than the container or rootstock. In the bottom of the planting...

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August Plant of the Month
Agapanthus (African Lily)

Agapanthus (African Lily)

Strikingly beautiful, agapanthus are bold architectural plants whose popularity is growing year on year. They have strap-like leaves and statuesque stems, topped with balls of intensely coloured...

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Tips from our Nursery Team

Jobs for August

Jobs for August

If you are going on holiday, don't forget to move your potted plants to a shady place to reduce their water requirements.  Harvest maincrop potatoes.  Encourage butterflies into the garden by...

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Care & Cultivation Guides

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...

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