How Green Expands it’s Offerings!
Our speciality here at the nursery is herbaceous perennials which are all grown and nurtured here at the nursery.
Our garden design/landscape customers are frequently looking for other material such as trees and shrubs to compliment their herbaceous planting. We have been working hard the past twelve months, building up a portfolio of growers throughout the UK and Europe who can offer us quality specimen plants.
Please do not hesitate in contacting us for a quote on just about anything – the world’s a small place nowadays!
We had a lovely delivery of pleached Carpinus betulus for a client last week – he was thrilled to bits with them!
We can now source high quality Taxus and Buxus
Here at How Green, we pride ourselves on the fact we can supply nearly 4000 different perennials, alpines, herbs and annuals. However, we are always striving to add new lines to our range that we feel would benefit our customers.
Having recently visited many horticultural trade shows, we have met some wonderful growers, not only in the UK, but from all round Europe.
One grower in particular stood out from the rest and specialises in Box (Buxus) and Yew (Taxus baccata). The quality of the plants on their stand stood head and shoulders above many other growers. Clean, healthy plants in a range of sizes and shapes and a great price tag to boot!
We are pleased to announce we can now source containerised, root balled and bare root hedging and shaped topiary. We have a limited range in stock here at the nursery, but please let us know of your requirements and we can give you a very competitive quote.
The Taxus balls and pyramids are of particular interest to those that are worried about the problems of Buxus blight and are only marginally dearer than the Box.
New line for 2015
We have always grown a very limited range of ferns, but demand has necessitated we grow more! The summer and autumn of 2014 we have put our energies into growing 15 different ferns. As well as some popular old favourites, we have sourced some brand new cultivars.
Ferns are a very versatile group of plants and are happy growing in some difficult parts of the garden. There are ferns for damp shade, dry shade, with some being evergreen.
Planted in the ground or into containers, they can give good architectural value and a good companion with other shade loving plants. Some of the new ferns available have silvery or bronze foliage, some of which can be seen below.
Our season just gets better!
Firstly, apologies to those who follow our hallowed pages – it’s been a while since we updated you with nursery news on this site! We have had a fantastic season here at How Green and we physically haven’t found five minutes to refresh these pages!
Coupled with the wedding of one of our staff, it has been rather manic here at the nursery! (check our Facebook site for details!)
We’re back and we have many exciting things happening over the Autumn period!
Come check us out at the Penshurst Craft Fair this coming weekend (Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th September). We have our usual plant stand crammed full of goodies and our little show garden. This year our show garden will feature something rather exciting! Without letting the cat out of the bag, you’ll just have to come along and see! Photos to follow next week.
If you can’t come and see us then, why not come along to the nursery for our last public open weekend of the year. A rare opportunity to have a look round a strictly trade only nursery and buy plants and sup tea with home made cakes! Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September.
We leave you with some pics of some of our new Heucheras we’ll be showcasing at Penshurst and our open weekends. Top left ‘Cezanne’, top right ‘Glitter’, bottom left ‘Zipper’, bottom right ‘Fire Frost’. With over 50 different varieties to choose from, we have one of the most comprehensive collections in the area!
Please don’t come back another day!!!
What a terrible Winter the whole of the country has suffered! It all started back in October with the St Jude’s Day storm, which battered the UK with high winds and rain. Since then, it’s been a relentless chain of low pressure fronts, again leashing a series of storms with gusts up to 100mph and rain in biblical proportions!
Thankfully the nursery has come through all this (so far!) relatively unscathed! All but for a few broken pains of glass and some power-cuts we’ve been very lucky.
The volume of rain has proved problematic for the horticultural trade. With the ground saturated, landscapers and designers can’t build new gardens and the nations gardeners are restricted to container gardening.
The last week or so has seen some relatively settled weather, with warm temperatures and some lovely sunny days! Our stock has reacted to this improving pattern and our Spring flowering plants are starting to bloom. One of the first plants to wake up are our Primulas. We grow over 25 different Primulas with some rare and unusual varieties amongst them.
Camera in hand, we got out amongst our plants yesterday and snapped away at our Primulas. Spring has finally sprung!!!