The Birds and Bees and Flowers and Trees
Posted by Derek Stanley. Nov. 3 2014 in News.

An abundance of colour still abounds on the nursery with seasonal favourites such as Asters and Anemones looking vibrant and many herbaceous plants flowering for a second time. Our large selection of Heuchera's are also providing a range of beautiful colours and textures.

An abundance of colour still abounds on the nursery with seasonal favourites such as Asters and Anemones looking vibrant and many herbaceous plants flowering for a second time. Our large selection of Heuchera's are also providing a range of beautiful colours and textures. It is good to see the nursery buzzing with bees, particularly on the nectar-rich Buddleja's and Monarda's and it seems the excellent summer has helped them and made up for the poor weather in Spring. Attention now also turns to shrubs and trees and the promise of a kaleidoscope of Autumn colour. The warm sunny days should encourage a riotous display of colour this autumn as plants exposed to bright sunlight generate the reaction between the anthocynamins and the excess sugar creating the bright red hue. It is now also the perfect time to plant evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges and we have a large collection of popular species such as Ligustrum, Prunus, Elaeagnus and Cupressocyparis. Last week I noticed a majestic Red Kite soaring above the nursery for the first time and numbers appear to be increasing in the county as they move east from Wales.


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