The Plant Area In Autumn

Over 90% of our plants are British grown

Our Plant Area Staff

Terry, Stewart and Chris are happy to help and advise you to create your perfect outdoor space. They have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in everything horticultural. 

                 

Jobs for November​​

  • Last chance to mow lawns before winter

  • Rake up fallen leaves from lawns and beds

  • plant out winter bedding

  • Plant out winter flowering shrubs

  • insulate outdoor containers 

  • apply grease bands around fruit trees to prevent moth damage

  • contiue to feed birds 

  • Raise pots off the ground with bricks or pot feet to prevent waterlogging

  • Lift parsnips after the first frost

New Pots

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Plant of the Month 

Berberis Silver Bells

Tough and hardy shrub producing spectacular orange, yellow or red foliage in Autumn. Lovely white and green foliage with delicate pink buds opening to reveal beautiful white flowers in spring which will attract bees to the garden.

Will grow in sun or partial shade, no pruning required except to remove old stems at the base to keep a tidy appearance.

Height- 90cmx90cm.

Top Picks From Our Plant Area This Autumn:

Prunus Foliage-Ornamental Cherries

Glorious colour change in autumn of the valuable spring flowering cherries. Native to japan, many have been bred to grow into weeping, slender, large and small magnificent trees. Will grow in most soils.

Compact varieties like prunus snow shower to huge trees like prunus kanzan. All have great autumn foliage from butter yellow to brilliant reds.

Valuable shrub for late autumn and winter time, for their small clusters of purple berries held on slender twig like growth. Berries are persistent and only rarely eaten except in very cold winters.

Easy shrub to grow - fine in most soils in sun to dappled shade. 

Height approximately 1.8m x 1.8m in 10 years. No pruning except for removing years of old growth.

Callicarpa Bod 'Profusion'

Common name - Plumbago.

Woody perennial producing spike like blue flowers in late summer/autumn on green leaves. Leaves turning a brilliant orange/yellow in October.

Low growing, spreading with underground shoots.

Likes sun in well drained soil, used in pots, front gardens and alpine troughs.

Ceratostigma Plumbaginodies

Cotinus Royal Purple

Handsome shrub in summer with it's claret coloured leaves, topped by profusions of pannade like flowers making a smoke screen- hence the common name 'smoke bush'. 

In autumn the leaves develop a multitude of colour, yellow to orange and red. Slow to grow at first - will need shaping in the first few years - eventually growing into a medium to large shrub. 

Height 2-3 metres. 

Likes sun and well-drained soil.

European 'Spindle Tree' due to its wood being grown for the turning or spindle and other wooden artifacts. 

Small tree (3-4m) with green foliage in the summer followed by burgundy coloured foliage and poisunous scarlet pink seed capsules and orange seeds.

Euonymus Miss Pinkie

Succulents in stock

Including large bowl arrangements