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Category Archives: Trees

Flowers looking lovely this Bank Holiday weekend at Downside

Here are a few plants at the Nursery which look particularly lovely this weekend all taken by Christina on 24th except for the LabLab which was taken on 9th. Floribunda Rose   ‘For your eyes only’ An award-winning floribunda compact shrub rose which flowers throughout the summer and grows to approx...
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Trees – do you need to order your favourite?

Our suppliers, Frank Matthews have already started taking orders for the autumn.  We shall have a good selection on the nursery as usual but if you have set your heart on anything scarce or rare, please let us know now so we have a chance to get it reserved for...
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Autumn Borders, Winter Bedding, Trees and Hedging

Autumn Borders Asters – or Symphyotrichum (as we ought to call them now) are in full flower. We still have a good selection of the novae-anglia mildew resistant varieties, lovely shades of mauve, purple pink and white.  A nice change from the red and yellow autumn colours. Salvias are looking...
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Fruit tree shapes – espaliers, candelabra, fan shape

We often refer to the various different tree shapes in our newsletters and blogs so we thought it might be helpful to jot down the details of each The espalier shape sees the trunk growing right to the top of the plant and the branches coming off horizontally at regular...
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The Winter Garden

January is the time for cleaning and clearing in the winter garden.  If you are still enjoying the seed heads of your grasses you can leave them a little longer, but make sure you cut them down hard before the new growth appears or you will be left with a...
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