November 08 2018Cyrtomium falcatum is a gorgeous, glossy evergreen fern with elegant, arching fronds up to a height of 40cm. Ideal for a shady location, even tolerant of dry shade once established. This fern can look fantastic in a container combined with other plants that have contrasting textures and colours. An ideal plant for a low maintenance garden as this plant will tolerate some neglect.
October 03 2018Crab Apples (Malus) can have a multitude of uses in the garden. Many people enjoy a crab apple tree for their pretty white or pink blossom in spring and the colourful fruit in the Autumn and Winter. As a small growing tree, generally no more than 5m in height, it is perfect for any size garden. Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ is an excellent pollinator for fruiting apples as it’s long flowering per
September 06 2018Late flowering Anemones are a fantastic way to introduce colour into the garden late in the season. Their cheery blooms will last from late August until October. All Japanese anemones appreciate a spot in sun or partial shade, they will even flower in light shade but may need some support to stop them from collapsing. A nice rich soil will help them to thrive so add plenty of organic matter
August 02 2018Late flowering Clematis varieties offer an abundance of smaller flowers in summer and early autumn and very easy maintenance C. viticella Etoile Violette has rich purple flowers on the current seasons growth and is perfect to add a splash of jewel colour in the garden. As a pruning group 3 Clematis, all the maintenance required is a prune to 30cm in February and occasional tying into
July 12 2018In July there is nothing better for reminding us of past holidays than the ever-popular Agapanthus. Navy blue flowers are held on long straight stems to 70cm above strappy green leaves Navy Blue offers a great starting point for those nervous about the hardiness of Agapanthus as these deciduous plants are much easier to keep over winter than the large flowered evergreen Agapanthus africanus va