August News From The Nursery

The late start to good weather this year has now been forgotten. We have had weeks of good weather and the plants have been loving it.

With the earlier wet weather many shrubs have put on lots of growth. When pruning remember the golden rule - prune spring flowering shrubs after they have flowered and not in the autumn/winter or you will prune off next years flower buds.
There is still time to get late summer/autumn colour in the garden. Plant Verbenas, Salvias and Grasses. They all flower like crazy into autumn.
To cheer up the edges of paving or steps, plant Erigeron karvinskianus the small pink/white flowers are constantly produced and if they get raggedy just prune down to a few inches and they will soon be flowering again.
To guard against box blight keep plants healthy by ensuring they are watered and fed. We have a nice range of Box in 1 litre pots including Buxus sepervirens and the low growing Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa.
We also have a nice selection of Hydrangeas available in 9cm pots, which will soon be potted on into 3 litre pots.