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Category Archives: Autumn colour

Tubs, Baskets, Pansies and Violas

Like it or not, it is time to think of Autumn tubs and baskets.  It is tempting to leave the summer displays for as long as possible, but for a really satisfactory winter show, you need to make the change before the end of October. We recommend rattan baskets for...
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Viburnum × hillieri ‘Winton’ arrowwood ‘Winton’

Viburnum × hillieri ‘Winton’ arrowwood ‘Winton’ An unusual evergreen viburnum with white flowers in the spring.  The copper-tinted leaves have red autumn colours.   Bushy and hardy to H6 but the fruit can cause a stomach upset if ingested.  Ultimate H&S in 5-10 years of 1.5-2.5m Here’s the link to our plant list on...
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SinoCalycanthus × raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’

SinoCalycanthus × raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ sweetshrub ‘Hartlage Wine’ A deciduous shrub with aromatic leaves and scented burgundy flowers touched with cream in the centre, produced over a long period from early to late summer.   It’s deciduous,  bushy and fully hardy to H5.  What’s not to like?...
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Mahonia nitens Cabaret

Mahonia nitens Cabaret A new red-flowered variety of this highly-scented winter-flowering shrub.  It has the same glossy, holly-like, evergreen foliage, that you would expect to see on a Mahonia, but this compact variety produces its flowers from the end of summer and all the way through autumn. These appear initially...
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Mahoberberis Dart’s Desire

Mahoberberis Dart’s Desire An interesting new hybrid between Mahonia and Berberis which has been mentioned in the gardening magazines and gets good reviews (in Dutch).  They are nice strong compact, bushy, evergreen shrubs with glossy, spiny-toothed, leathery, dark green leaves and small clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring which...
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