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 HEIGHTCotoneaster Deciduous & Evergreen, low growing varieties, flowers and berries.10cm+Elaeagnus Evergreen, attrative variegated and green leaves. 2-4m+ Escallonia Evergreen, flowers in...

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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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June Plant of the Month
Wisteria

Wisteria

With masses of sweetly scented cascading flowers of blue, lilac, pink or white, wisterias are truly one of the most remarkable sights in any garden and undoubtedly the most aristocratic member of...

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Tips from our Nursery Team

Jobs for May

Jobs for May

Inspect plants regularly for signs of pests and diseases. Plants growing strongly are less susceptible to attacks. Newly planted trees and shrubs will need to be well watered until established. On...

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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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