Category: Growing Shrubs

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Forsythia X Intermedia “lynwood” Shrub

Forsythia X Intermedia ‘lynwood Variety’ Is A Popular Variety Of Deciduous Shrub. It’s Much Loved For Its Profusion Of Vibrant Yellow Flowers Which Are Produced In Spring Before Any Foliage Appears, Allowing The Blooms To Really Stand Out. It Has A Lovely, Upright Branching Habit And So Works Equally Well As An Informal Hedge Or A Stand Alone Shrub In A Sunny Shrub Border. Forsythia X Intermedia ‘lynwood Variety’ Is A Low Maintenance Shrub Which Can Be Pruned To Restrict Its High, Making It Perfect For Any Sized Garden.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune These Shrubs After Flowering In Mid To Late Spring.  Prune Flowering Stems Back To A Strong Bud To Keep The Plants Neat And To Encourage Next Year’s Flowers.on Established Plants Cut Out Old Or Congested Stems From The Centre Of The Shrub.

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Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Shrub

Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Is A Popular Variety Of This Architectural Evergreen. From November Through To March It Produces Long Spikes Of Lightly Scented Yellow Flowers Which Are Much Appreciated During A Season Where Few Other Plants Are In Flower. The Foliage Is Very Dramatic, Large, Dark Green And Similar In Appearance To Holly. Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Is A Valuable Plant For Pollinating Insects, Providing A Source Of Nectar Insects During Winter. The Flowers Are Followed By Ornamental Purple/blue Berries That Attract Birds To Your Garden. ‘charity’ Is A Lovely Variety Of Mahonia, Creating A Focal Point In A Shady Border Or Woodland Garden But Will Tolerate Sun If The Soil Is Kept Moist. A Plant That Truly Provides All Year Round Interest.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Mahonia X Media Charity Needs No Regular Pruning.on Established Plants Remove Some Of The Old Stems And Cut Back If Necessary To Rejuvenate Leggy Mahonias. The Cut Stems Are Bright Yellow, Which Can Sometimes Come As A Shock When You First Cut Into Them!

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Philadelphus Virginal- Shrub

Philadelphus Virginal, Commonly Called Mock Orange Blossom, Is A Hardy Flowering Shrub That  Bears Sweetly Scented Flowers In Mid Summer. These Deciduous Shrubs Have Double Pure White Blooms And Their Orange Blossom Perfume Often Fills The Garden, Attracting Bees And Other Pollinating Insects. Philadelphus Are Superb Shrubs For A Boundary Or In A Border. They Can Get Quite Large But Regular Pruning Keeps These Shrubs Neat And Manageable And Encourages More Flowers.grow Philadelphus In Fertile, Well Drained Soil In A Sunny Or Part Shaded Position. Philadelphus Are Excellent For Coastal Gardens And They Will Also Tolerate City Pollution. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Philadelphus As Soon As The Shrub Has Finished Flowering. Cut Flowering Stems Back By Two Thirds To Ensure Next Year’s Flowers.on Well Established Or Congested Shrubs Cut Out A Third Of The Old Stems Every Year, Back To Within A Few Inches Of The Ground, To Encourage New Stems.

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Viburnum Opulus Roseum (sterile)- Shrub

Viburnum Opulus Roseum Is Commonly Known As Snowball Trees. These Viburnum Shrubs Bear Round Clusters Of Sweetly Scented White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs And Give The Plants Their Common Name. The Flowers Of Viburnum Opulus Roseum Are Sterile So These Shrubs Won’t Produce Berries. The Green Leaves Of Viburnum Turn To Shades Of Russet And Purple In Autumn.this Viburnum Has Been Given The Rhs Award Of Garden Merit As An Excellent Garden Plant.grow Viburnum Opulus Roseum In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Established Viburnum Shrubs By Removing Any Old Unproductive Stems To The Base After Flowering To Keep The Shrubs Manageable.

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Vinca Minor- Shrub

Vinca Minor, Commonly Called Lesser Periwinkle, Is A Scrambling Evergreen Shrub With Dark Green Foliage That Is Studded From Spring To Autumn With Pale Blue Or Violet Flowers. Tough And Fully Hardy This Low Growing, Easy-care Shrub Is Excellent For Planting As Groundcover Under Shrubs And Trees Or To Cascade Down Banks. Grow Vinca Minor In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil In Sun Or Shade. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Out Unwanted Stems In Spring To Keep The Shrubs Manageable.

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Cytisus X Praecox “allgold” Shrub

Cytisus X Praecox ‘allgold’, Commonly Called Broom, Is A Wonderful Spring-flowering Shrub For A Sunny Border. Primrose Yellow, Pea-like Flowers Smother The Slender Branches To Give A Superb Display; They’re Especially Welcome At A Time When Many Shrubs Are Not Yet In Flower. Cytisus X Praecox ‘allgold’looks Superb When Planted With Spring Bulbs Such As Daffodils And Tulips; Under Plant With Dwarf Wallflowers To Compliment The Broom’s Colourful Flowers. Grow Cytisus X Praecoxallgoldin Any Moderately Fertile, Free Draining Soil. Broom Flowers Best In A Sunny Site, And The Plants Will Cope With Poor Soils. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning: prune After Flowering; Cut Back To A Side Shoot Low Down On The Plants, To Encourage Next Year’s Flowers And Keep Plants Neat, But Don’t Cut Into Old Wood.

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Escallonia Peach Blossom Shrub

Escallonia ‘peach Blossom’ Is An Evergreen Shrub With Glossy Leaves And Clear Peach-pink Tubular Flowers That Appear In Mid Summer And In Mild Spells Can Continue Intermittently Through The Year. Escallonia Shrubs Attract Bees And Other Pollinating Insects. Escallonia ‘peach Blossom’is Ideal For Planting As Specimen Shrub In A Sunny Border; These Shrubs Also Make Wonderful Flowering Hedges.this Escallonia Has Been Given The Rhs Award Of Garden Merit As An Excellent Garden Plant.grow Escallonia ‘peach Blossom’ In Any Moderately Fertile, Free Draining Soil In A Sunny Site That Is Sheltered From Cold Winds. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Tidy These Evergreen Shrubs In Mid To Late Spring To Keep The Plants Neat.

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Escallonia Red Dream Shrub

Escallonia ‘red Dream’ Is An Evergreen Shrub That Stays Neat And Compact. In Mid Summer Escallonia Shrubs Bear Red Tubular Flowers That Attract Bees And Other Pollinating Insects. Escallonia ‘red Dream’ Is Ideal For Planting As Specimen Shrub At The Front Of A Sunny Border Or Even In A Container. Grow Escallonia ‘red Dream’ In Any Moderately Fertile, Free Draining Soil In A Sunny Site That Is Sheltered From Cold Winds. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Tidy These Evergreen Shrubs In Mid To Late Spring To Keep The Plants Neat.

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Euonymus Fort Emerald ‘n’ Gold- Shrub

Euonymus Fortunei ‘emerald 'n' Gold’ Is A Classic Evergreen Shrub Which Is Often Seen In Municipal Planting Schemes But Works Equally Well In Domestic Gardens. It’s Mainly Grown For Its Attractive Emerald And Gold Evergreen Foliage And Although The Clusters Of Green Flowers Are Insignificant, They Do Add A Little Texture To The Overall Shrub. ‘emerald 'n' Gold’ Is A Popular And Bushy Variety Of Euonymus  because It Make An Excellent Low-maintenance Shrub And A Lovely Canvas For Many Ornamentals In Any Well-drained Border Sunny Or Partially Shaded Border.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Tidy These Evergreen Shrubs In Mid To Late Spring If Necessary To Keep The Plants Neat.prune Out Any Shoots That Revert To Plain Green.

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Buddleja Royal Red

Buddleja Davidii ‘royal Red’, Also Known As The Butterfly Bush, Produces Spikes Of Honey-scented, Dark Red, Almost Purple Flowers, On Top Of Arching Stems From Midsummer. These Flowers Are Loved By Butterflies And Other Nectar Feeding Insects And So Is The Perfect Choice For A Wildflower Garden. ‘royal Red’ Is An Excellent Variety Because It Produces Some Of The Biggest Flowers Of All The Davidii Species Sometime Up To 50cm Long Especially If Pruned Hard During Spring. The Foliage Is Also Attractive, Turning A Butter-yellow During Autumn. A Wonderful Specimen Plant Which Will Flower For A Long Period Of Time If Dead Headed Regularly.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil, Enriched With Humus-rich Garden Compost And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare Deadhead Spent Flowers To Encourage More To Take Their Place.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting And Then Make Sure The Plants Are Kept Moist In Dry Spell; But Don’t Overwater.  Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning: every Year In Early Spring Prune Buddleja Hard Back To A Strong Bud Low Down On The Plant. This Will Keep The Plants Manageable And Encourage Plenty Of New Flowers.protect: Keep Pests And Disease At Bay With Our Range Of Bug Killers And Fungicides.