As COVID-19 continues to spread across the UK, the coming weeks will be unpredictable and difficult for a lot of us.
To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we have decided to close our shop to the general public for the foreseeable future.
We will be continuing to sell our wide range of garden and horticultural supplies by delivering directly to customers – to place an order, please telephone us on 01332 517600 and one of our staff will be happy to assist.
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 specimens to enhance your garden. Photos will be available on our website and Facebook page from early October.
Ideal trees for the small garden, producing clusters of apple blossom flowers in Spring followed by colourful fruits in late Summer-Autumn and lasting throughout most of Winter.
Shrubs with Autumn interest keep the garden alive during those dull days. Why not try Callicarpa Profusion (purple berries) or Nandina domestica with colourful evergreen foliage and occasionally clusters of small white flowers followed by red berries.
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.
Hybiscus (Tree Hollyhock)
This upright, deciduous shrub is late to leaf up in Spring, but it rewards you with a fantastic show of blooms in August and September. Many different colours available. Height around 1.5m. Requires full sun and fertile soil.
A sheltered spot in the North is recommended.
Ever popular favourite. Producing beautiful and scented blooms throughout Summer.