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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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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. 

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Buddleja White Profusion Shrub

Buddleja Davidii ‘white Profusion’ Makes A Wonderful Plant In A Sunny Mixed Or Shrub Border. The Flower Spikes Are Striking Both In Appearance And In Fragrance And Are Highly Attractive To Butterflies And Other Nectar Feeding Insects. Buddleja Davidii ‘white Profusion’ Is Best Pruned Hard In Spring To Restrict Its Growth And To Help It Produce Huge Clusters Of The Fabulously Scented, Yellow/white Flowers Which Will Bloom From July To September. In Autumn The Grey-green Foliage Will Change To A Lovely Butter-yellow Colour.planting                                                                                   dig 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

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Callistemon Citrinus Shrub

Callistemon Citrinus, Also Known As The Bottle Brush, Is An Exotic Looking Tall Shrub Which Produces Impressive Crimson-red Flower That Give This Splendid Plat Its Name. They Are Produced During Spring And Summer And Give An Eye-catching And Impressive Display When Situated In A Sunny Border. The Evergreen, Scented Foliage Is A Deep Green Colour But Requires A Cool Greenhouse During The Winter Months To Protect It From Excessive Cold And Winter Wet. Callistemon Citrinus Is A Perfect Plant If You Are Trying To Achieve A Tropical Feel And Looks Fantastic With Palms And Other Architectural Plants. The Flowers Will Attract Butterflies And Other Nectar Feeding Insects.in Containers grow Callistemon In Large Containers Of Loam-based Compost Such As John Innes No.2 And Give Them Good Drainage. Add Drainage Crocks To The Bottom Of The Pot And Don’t Let The Pots Sit In Water.outsidecallistemon Can Be Grown In Open Ground In Very Warm Sheltered Gardens. They Prefer A Slightly Acid Soil. position the Plants Are Happy Outside For The Summer; Give Them A Warm Sheltered Site In Full Sun. Bring Them Back Under Cover In Winter To Protect The Plants From Frosts And Winter Wet.callistemon Also Make Wonderful Conservatory Plants.aftercarewatering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting And Then Make Sure The Plants Are Kept Moist In Dry Spells, Especially If Grown In A Container. Don’t Overwater; Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feed Incorporate A Slow Release Fertilizer In Spring.pruning No Regular Pruning Is Needed Just Trim Callistemon Lightly To Shape In Summer

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Chaenomeles Crimson And Gold Shrub

Chaenomeles × Superba 'crimson And Gold', Also Known As Ornamental Quince, Are Grown For Their Highly Attractive And Vivid Red Spring Flowers Which Are Produced On Bare Twigs. The Glossy, Dark Green Leaves Appear After The Cup-shaped Flower First Bloom Giving Them Centre Stage That They Truly Disserve. After The Wonderful Flowers Have Finished It Produces Aromatic, Greenish-yellow Fruit Which Can Be Eaten When Cooked. 'crimson And Gold' Is A Compact Variety Of Chaenomeles Which Is Better Suited To Smaller Gardens Than Other Larger Varieties. This Easy-to-grow, Deciduous Shrub Is Perfect Planted In A Partially Shaded Border But Really Shines When Trained Against A Wall. Although This Method Takes More Time It Is Definitely Worth Giving It A Go.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.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: if Growing Chaenomeles Against A Wall, Prune Every Year. Cut Side Shoots Back To Six Shoots After Flowering In Spring. On Established Plants Remove Excess Growth In Spring Or Summer.  This Will Keep The Shrub Neat And Manageable, And Encourage Plenty Of Flowers.protect: Keep Pests And Disease At Bay With Our Range Of Bug Killers And Fungicides.

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Cytisus Goldfinch Shrub

Cytisus ‘goldfinch’, Commonly Called Broom, Is One Of The Best Spring-flowering Shrubs For A Sunny Border. The Wand-like Branches Are Smothered In Red And Gold Pea Flowers That Give A Superb And Colourful Display At A Time When Many Shrubs Are Not Yet In Flower.cytisus ‘goldfinch’ Looks Superb When Planted With Spring Bulbs Such As Daffodils And Tulips And Wallflowers That Compliment The Broom’s Colourful Flowers. Grow Cytisus ‘goldfinch’ In 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. These Drought Tolerant 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.