Planting Techniques

Planting Techniques Fact Sheets
Please enjoy our fact sheets below. If you have any other questions regarding Planting Techniques, please email or telephone us on 01423 506450
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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
October Plant of the Month
Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

Fruit trees grown in the garden yield rewards throughout the year. Their flowers are often one of the first signs that spring has well and truly arrived, and the dark winter days are behind us. Many...

read more

Tips from our Nursery Team

Jobs for October

Jobs for October

· Collect the fallen leaves from your roses. This way you won't carry diseases over to next year. · This is the best time of year to move shrubs and conifers that are in the wrong place or have...

read more

Care & Cultivation Guides

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...

read more