Chelsea Bound!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

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Chelsea here we come!   Our plants are off up to Chelsea Flower Show this week!  We’re proud to be supplying two trade stand show gardens – The David Harbour stand designed by Nic Howard of We Love Plants and the Chilstone stand designed by Allister Dempster of Sandstone Design Solutions.

In 2016 we collaborated with Nic Howard on The David Harbour stand helping it win Best in Show and 5 Stars (the highest merit)!

*** We’re very proud to announce that both stands won the top merit ’5 Star’ award ***

 

Heavenly Heucheras!

As Autumn approaches and many plants start to fade, give some time and space for a Heuchera or two! Being evergreen, they are a perfect perennial to plant now to give some colour through the gloomiest of months!

We here at How Green have a thing for a Heuchera and their versatility is second to none. They work very well in pots and containers, either alone or used in a combination with other plants. They are equally at home in the border and are a great contrast with different coloured Heucheras or again with other plants.

As a general rule, they are a shade loving plant, which can be handy for those difficult spots in the garden that need livening up. There are however many varieties that are equally at home in full sun. The main draw is for the plants foliage, which not only come in many different colours, but also different shapes and textures. There are giant, miniature, scalloped as well as serrated edged leaves to give a depth of variety available.

The flowers should never be over-looked. In Spring and early Summer, a mass of foam-like flowers emerge above the foliage again in a range of colours. Most are white, but some have a tinge of pink whilst others are bright red.

This Autumn we are offering 46 different varieties, including some brand spanking new additions, as well as the trusted old favourites. To check out our extensive collection, come visit us at the Penshurst Craft Fair this coming weekend, (Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September) held in the grounds of Penshurst Place. We have a plant stand and show garden in conjunction with Chilstone of Fordcombe.

If you can’t make this weekend, why not pay the nursery a visit the following weekend for our last public open weekend of the 2013. We’re open Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September and our entire stock can be viewed and purchased! Nearly 4000 different plants to choose from and delicious home made tea & cake will be served in our wonderful Summer house!

Top left Heuchera ‘Penelope’, top right ‘Renoir’, bottom left Paprika & bottom right ‘Galaxy’.penelopeRenoirpaprikagalaxy

A Horticulturists Garden

What do we do after a hard days work with plants?

Yes, that’s right. After long hours spent planting, watering and pruning, there’s nothing we enjoy more than planting, watering and pruning!

The gardens at How Green Nursery are at their peak in August, with free flowering Agastache, Gaura, Verbena and Echinacea’s taking centre stage. With last weeks hot, sunny weather the beds have finally sprung into life!

We use this garden to trial many of the new and exciting plants we have on offer to you.

If you would like a bit of the same, then why not contact us and enquire about our new herbaceous border service. We can supply you with a planting plan (and of course plants!) for any style that tickles your fancy!

Be the envy of friends with a traditional country cottage look, or maybe a contemporary ‘New Wave’ naturalistic style, with grasses and perennials. There are many ideas to suite every taste and not forgetting aspect and soil type.

We could be on the telly!

As if being featured in Gardens Illustrated last month wasn’t enough, we are possibly making our TV debut too!

We had a crew at the nursery recently filming for a Channel 5 series called London: The Inside Story. The episode we were filmed for features the importance of green spaces in London, and we contribute to those green spaces by supplying seasonal bedding plants for Westminster City Council!

So look out for us on Channel 5 on Tuesday 6th December at 8pm! Don’t worry if you miss it, you can catch up with the episode at www.channel5.com/shows/london-the-inside-story/episodes!

Our pretty little stars hit the headlines!

How Green Nursery hit the headlines recently when some of our Coreopsis played starring roles in October’s edition of the BBC’s Gardens Illustrated magazine.

The publication has a plant focus piece each month, and October saw the turn of wonderful Coreopsis. With over 20 different Coreopsis varieties grown here at the nursery, Sharon Pearson (photographer for the publication and a good customer of ours) dropped in and got trigger happy with our stock, resulting in some cracking photos of these little charmers! Take a look in our image gallery for more pics!