Battersea Here We Come!

See us at the Landscape Show!

We are attending the Landscape Show for the first time in Battersea Park this coming September. The event takes place on the 17th & 18th and is one of the leading trade events in the Landscaping Industry.

Showcasing from hard landscaping materials, lighting through to plant suppliers, there is everything for the garden designer under one roof. There are many trade stands showing their products and you get to meet the people behind them for information and tips.

There are also a series of seminars running throughout the day covering many interesting subjects of debate. ‘Meet the Designer’ slots with some of the industry’s most prominent designers such as Charlotte Rowe, Kate Gould & James Alexander-Sinclair offer an insight into how they got where they are now.

The best thing about all of this? – It’s FREE!!! Come and say hi!
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The Snow Must Go On!

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With the snow around our feet we are finding it hard to imagine that somewhere out there our landscape designer clients are working hard to make gardens look spring ready!  We have plenty of Hellebores, Tulips, Snowdrops, Hyacinth, Daffodils and other gorgeous spring plants ready and waiting to go once the snow has thawed.  In the meantime though, the icicles do look fantastic and the Snowdrops are really enjoying the arctic chill!

Stay warm everyone x

 

Merry Christmas!

It’s hard to believe another year has whistled by!

What a fantastic year 2017 has proved to be! We started early, back in February, with our garden design customers involved in some big projects which got the ball rolling. The garden centres then picked up as the weather improved in the spring.

Before we knew it, Chelsea Flower Show was upon us and we grew the plants for our good pals Chilstone and their beautiful trade stand. They were awarded the tremendous 5 star award! The same accolade was given to our customer Nic Howard and his fabulous garden, designed for the top sculptor David Harbor!

A warm (sometimes hot!) summer continued to see sales buoyant. This year we were involved with growing for a show garden at RHS Tatton Park for the first time. ‘Slow the Flow’ designed by John Everiss achieved a gold medal & Best in Show!

Our spring, summer & autumn Public Open Weekends were also amazingly supported (thank you!), with many new faces as well as our loyal bunch of followers! Many plants found new homes & a mountain of tea and homemade cake were consumed!

Autumn through to Christmas has been busier than ever for us! We now offer a plant sourcing service, offering trees, shrubs and hedging for our customers – we’ve found that the world is a small place! Hedging over 3 metres high, multistem & pleached trees being a firm favourite at the moment. We may be a specialist perennial grower, but we can now offer just about anything and provide our customers with the ‘one-stop shop’!!!

We have some sad news – Ted the nursery dog sadly passed away in November at the spritely age of 14. He will be sorely missed & now we’ll have to invest in a cake crumb hoover for our open weekends!

On a positive note, we have some lovely news to bring you! All being well, we’ll have a new addition to the How Green empire.  Baby Sutcliffe is due in late March! Yippee!

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Get Planting Now!

This year is flying by at a tremendous rate of knots! It’s the end of November & Christmas is only a whisker away! Whilst gardeners are putting their gardens to bed for the Winter, designers & landscapers go up a gear.

Autumn/early Winter is the best time to plant trees, hedging and shrubs, especially bare root & rootball material. The ground is still warm, encouraging root growth and there’s moisture in the soil. Come Spring, the plants will be established and be ready to flourish for the coming year!

We’ve been busy supplying our customers with some lovely hedging, trees (including pleached & espalier) and big shrubs. As well as our own stock we have a wide network of suppliers meaning we can offer the ‘one stop’.

Why not try us for a quote!

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Autumnal Delights!

Plant now for best results!

After a pretty good Summer with long, warm sunny days, there’s definitely a nip in the air and dewy mornings! Autumn is well and truly upon us and the perfect time for planting. Historically this time of year is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, with the ground warm and moisture in the soil (hopefully – we need some rain!)

We have been busily potting up the last few months and the nursery is now brimming with lots of fresh new perennials, grasses and ferns. As well as firm garden favourites, we also have plenty of brand new plants to choose from.

To complement what we grow ourselves, we also offer a plant sourcing service. We have a broad spectrum of growers throughout the UK and Europe we can rely on to offer you trees (including pleached), shrubs of all shapes and sizes, hedging and for the next few weeks, loose bulbs.

So why not give us a go and send us your quotes. We’re very prompt at replying and competitive when it comes to price. All that’s left to say is, ‘Happy planting’!

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