Featured Plant

For Bees and Butterfly lovers everywhere, the much loved and underused Australian Bottlebrush. Perfect for a sunny border offering long periods of profuse flowering from later Spring....

Mediterranean

Well we can't bring you to the Mediterranean, but we can bring a little of the Mediterranean to you. Click to see our Mediterranean plant selection....

Spring is upon us??

Well depending on where you are and how you look at these things Spring is in the air. It's time to scrape the ice from the window and peer out in to the garden wilderness to see what needs doing. Here are a few little tips to get you back in to the mood. If it's dry enough, and you can't find anyone to do it for you, you should really think about mowing your lawn. Give it a good rake over first...

Japanese Maple – what to expect for Winter

Acer trees (Japanese Maple) really are a sight to behold at this time of year sporting fiery red, orange and yellow autumn foliage. If you have recently purchased an Acer you might be wondering why it is suddenly dropping leaves, there is no need to worry as Acers are deciduous and will be dormant from November through to early February. Acers don't like to sit too wet while dormant so don't worry about watering potted Acers until Spring time. Although hardy, the new...

Overwintering Red Banana

For a tropical, exotic plant there are few better at making an impression then the Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelli' or Red Banana. But this time of year you need to consider how best to protect this half hardy perennial from the approaching cold weather. So before the first frosts arrives here's what to do. It's nice and easy for the smaller potted plants they can be brought inside a greenhouse or conservatory and enjoyed as a houseplant over winter, before being returned to the...

Cordyline or Cabbage Palm

Cordyline – to prune or not to prune?

Cordylines don't need to pruned regularly but can be tidied up, you can do this by simply removing the old leaves.  You should be able to gently pull at the leaves to remove them but any that don’t come off easily can be removed with a good pair of secateurs. When you take the brown leaves away you reveal more of the trunk giving a more neat and tidy appearance whereas if the leaves are left on, especially on taller...

Tetrapanax for 2016

We have lots of exciting new plants coming to the nursery next year! The Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex' is more commonly known as the rice paper plant and it's dramatic green foliage will add character and give a tropical feel to your garden. The plant produces clusters of white flowers in Autumn and grows well in a sunny, sheltered part of the garden. [caption id="attachment_52004" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tetrapanax[/caption]...

Pampas Grass

It's that time of the year when the ornamental grasses are showing off their ever graceful seed heads, and few are more impressive then the much loved (or hated) Pampas grass. Few seed heads are more noticeable and prominent coming into Autumn. Click here to find out how to care for your ornamental grasses going in to winter. Alternatively see our dwarf pampas        ...