The Perfect Christmas Tree

Ready cut trees come in several different heights without roots and often already with a slice of wood on the bottom to stand them upright. At the Love Plants centre you can can choose from a large range of sizes, staff are on hand to help you make that choice. They can remove the wooden block so that you can insert it in a stand that holds water or net your tree ready for you to take home; and they will be happy to carry your tree to your vehicle or arrange delivery for you.

If you would rather purchase a tree that is either root balled or container grown so that you can pot it on each year or plant it in your garden, staff will be able to help you choose one that suit your requirements and advise you how to pot it on or plant it.

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Enjoy picking and eating luscious soft fruit

Autumn is the optimum time to plant soft fruit while the earth is still warm and moist. It’s easy to imagine you need at least a reasonably sized garden to grow your own fruit, but in fact a small patio, or even a balcony could be home to a whole host of fruit if you know which ones to choose. These include all your old favourites such as blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries and blackberries. Or you can try the new super-fruits; blue berries, gojiberries, honeyberries and jostaberries.

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Beautiful Spring Bulbs

When snowdrops, crocus and daffodils start to appear in the garden they bring a smile to our faces and the certain knowledge that spring is on its way. Their bright and cheerful blooms make bulbs essential in a well-planned garden. They offer a wide variety of colour and form, from bright, primary shades of Tulips to the delicate, pastel hues of Iris reticulate ‘Katherine Hodgkin’; and from the tall spikes of the Gladiolus byzantinus to the dainty bells of the smallest fritillary. Continue reading

Top Japanese Acers

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) are small, deciduous trees grown for their graceful habit, coloured stems or beautiful foliage. Their amazing foliage which may be deeply dissected, gives exceptional autumn colour. Many Japanese acers grow extremely slowly and are perfect in a smaller garden, or can be grown successfully in a large container.

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Perfect Perennials!

There are so many herbaceous perennials it’s hard to know where to start. Although the main season is from late spring to late autumn, even through the winter months Bergenia and Heuchera have a good show of leaves. If you leave the dead stems on your herbaceous perennials until the spring they can look amazing covered in frost aswell as providing seed heads for the birds to feed on during the winter. There are herbaceous perennials for all aspects and soil types, even in semi-shade. Where there is a space between, shrubs or under trees make sure you plant some herbaceous perennials, they need little attention and will repay you by flowering year after year.

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Helleborus

The Lenten rose (Helleborus x hybridus) is a hardy and very long-lived perennial that flowers in the winter and early spring. Over the years, Lenten roses form free-flowering clumps that catch the eye in any garden. They prefer a position in partial shade and rich, limy soil that is not prone to waterlogging. Lenten roses can be planted out in open soil, even in winter.

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“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…”

Ready cut trees come in several different heights without roots and often already with a slice of wood on the bottom to stand them upright. At the Love Plants centre you can can choose from a large range of sizes, staff are on hand to help you make that choice. They can remove the wooden block so that you can insert it in a stand that holds water or net your tree ready for you to take home; and they will be happy to carry your tree to your vehicle or arrange delivery for you.

If you would rather purchase a tree that is either root balled or container grown so that you can pot it on each year or plant it in your garden, staff will be able to help you choose one that suit your requirements and advise you how to pot it on or plant it.

Continue reading