Sublime September

Posted by on 21 September 2017

My, how the year flies by. The Autumn is fast approaching and preparations are in full swing at our base in Findern, Derby. The planting season is upon us and our stocks of plants are reaching full capacity. By the end of the month we will have our new range of Italian stock, with hardy...

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August Colour

Posted by on 31 July 2017

Fuchsia  (hardy) No other shrub gives more colour and satisfaction than the Hardy Fuchsia. Masses of pendulous earing type flowers July through to October. Prefers a sunny position, but will tolerate semi-shade. Average height to 1.5m. Prune hard every March to encourage strong new flowering shoots. Megalanica and Ricartonii are the hardiest. fuchsia jul2017 Hybiscus (Tree Hollyhock) This...

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Jumping for joy July

Posted by on 3 July 2017

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) Non demanding, fast growing, deciduous, versatile shrub. Long plumes of flowers July to September. Attracts all species of insects including Butterflies and Bees etc. Dwarf varieties are available, but the average height can reach 2.5m+. Prune hard in spring to promote strong & healthy new growth. Cerise-pink (Royal Red), Mauve-blue (Nanho Blue), White (White...

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Revamp Your Play Area

Posted by on 3 July 2017

melcourt play bark Melcourt Play Bark An exceptionally well graded, chunky pine bark Nominal particle size 10–40mm Dust and fines have been removed and the product contains less than 2.5% wood Tested in accordance with BS EN 1176 and 1177 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified RHS Endorsed An exceptionally well-graded, chunky, pine bark-based...

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May Blossom

Posted by on 11 May 2017

Your monthly selection of beautiful plants available from Woodgrow. may blossom 1 Masses of colour this Spring with Deciduous Azaleas. Large clusters of trumpet shaped flowers ai a variety of colours. Heights range from 1m to 2.4m and excellent for a semi shaded spot. Must have humus rich acidic soil may blossom 2 Ceanothus varieties can...

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Showers of Colour This April

Posted by on 28 March 2017

Busy, busy, busy time in the garden and thoughts of the colours and schemes for your outdoor space are beckoning. Here are a few plants of interest for April colour. Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII  (Flowering Currant) Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII 01 Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII 02...

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Full of the joys of Spring!

Posted by on 13 March 2017

The winter dormancy is over and the plants in your garden are awakening to more sunshine and warmer daytime temperatures. Below are some shrubs that flower in March, giving your garden a head start for colour and vital food (pollen) for those active bees and insects. Forsythia intermedia Lynwood Gold Masses of bright golden yellow flowers...

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Brushcutters & Hedge Trimmers

Posted by on 15 May 2015

Woodgrow are authorised stockists of Maruyama Brushcutters and hedge trimmers. With grass and vegetation now growing very fast there is no better time to invest in new,  high quality equipment. 50cc Maruyama 50cc Brushcutter Maruyama professional garden machinery is the only brand in the UK which carries a 5-year engine warranty, a life-time warranty on the ignition module and a lifetime...

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Rhododendrons & Azaleas

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 14 May 2015

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May is the time of year when Rhododendrons & Azaleas are in flower; you may well have noticed them as you drive around at this time of year. Despite being acid-loving plants ( pH 4.5-6.0 is ideal) they are easy to grow. There will grow happily in both full sun and shade, although their...

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Raised Garden Beds

Posted by Martin Woodhouse on 20 January 2015


Spring is only just around the corner and many gardeners will be thinking about the season ahead. Raised beds are becoming very popular as gardens are getting smaller. Without compromising patio and seating areas, raised beds are a convenient way of segregating the garden. Managing raised beds is easier too as there is less bending...

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