Category: Trade News & Events

Springing into action

What a topsy-turvy week of weather we’ve just had. One minute it was glorious, the next wall-to-wall rain. One thing is for sure, temperatures for February have been very warm. The first thing to respond to increased day length and temperature are our plants – so many of our dormant herbaceous perennials have started to wake up and our potted bulbs have shot up. We’ve had another week of heavy machinery on site, with our driveway being concreted and our

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Edgeworthia chrysantha in two pot sizes

Spotlight on… Edgeworthia chrysantha

It’s 1st February, and the splendid Edgeworthia chrysantha, has burst into flower. Commonly known as paperbush, this deciduous, bushy shrub is closely related to the Daphne. The flowers of Edgeworthia chrysantha have a wonderful, heady scent and are very valuable to insects. We have two varieties in stock at the nursery, the popular Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’ is a variety that can grow 1.5m x 1.5m. It has very impressive exotic looking, fragrant, yellow flowers in abundance that nod downwards. We also have

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Helleborus Pretty Ellen Red flowerhead close-up

Spotlight on… Helleborus x hybridus Pretty Ellen series

A very popular late winter/early spring plant is the Hellebore. Along with the Snowdrop, there aren’t that many plants doing their thing in the darkest, coldest months and these Hellebore do it with grace. Hellebores come in a large range of colours and forms, with recent breeding programmes increasing the choice available hugely. One of the new series that we are growing are the Pretty Ellen cultivars. What we love about them is that they have been bred so that

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potted Galanthus elwesii in flower

Spotlight on… Galanthus elwesii

There may have been snow on the ground this week but some of our plants are already waking up. One of the first bulbs to put on a show are our Galanthus elwesii, more commonly known as the Giant Snowdrop. It always amazes us that no matter how cold or dreary the weather is they pop up through the ground to put on a wonderful display. G. elwesii produces some of the largest Snowdrop flowers at up to 2.5cm long, with a beautiful

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Exciting plans for 2024

We received some great news at the start of the year with planning permission for our new ‘super growing unit’ finally being granted! This will enable us to grow many more plants in peat-free compost and extend our range, including more shrubs. Investment in new potting machines and equipment will also be a great bonus. We’ll keep you abreast of developments in the coming weeks. We are switching to a new nursery management system that will be up and running

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Past, Present, Future: SGD Symposium 2022, RHS Wisley

We are delighted to say that How Green Nursery will be at RHS Wisley in June, exhibiting at the SGD Symposium 2022.  As the Society of Garden Designers celebrates 40 years of garden and landscape design, this two-day symposium held at the new Hilltop Building, RHS Garden Wisley, will examine the past, cast a critical eye on current practice, and propose new ways of working together to address the rapidly changing demands of people and planet to help develop an industry leading approach

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Young Salvia plants potted up in our new kerbside recyclable pots

Click & Collect and by appointment only visiting slots

UPDATE: Currently the Nursery is closed to visitors during the week, we appreciate your patience at this time as we are extremely busy and wish to protect our staff who are working to fulfill orders. We are open for individual visits on Saturday mornings only from 9am to 12pm. This is on a STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT basis. To book a Saturday slot to visit the nursery, please call or email. If you would like to place an order we offer

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Fuelling the Fire: Hot Trends & Blends in Horticulture

Come check us out at FUTURESCAPE VIRTUAL 2020 this coming Tuesday 17th November online, 9.30-11am. Lets face it, correct use of hard materials, lighting etc., are all essential ingredients for the design and build of a great garden, but the right plant choices can take that space to another level. We are part of a fantastic panel that will be talking all things plants. We’ll give an insight into current plant trends and some really exciting new introductions that we’re

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Coronavirus Update

To our loyal & wonderful trade customers – following the tightened government regulations announced recently, our site is now closed to visitors to help protect our staff and customers. However, we are still fully contactable by phone, email, website and social media. We are still answering to quotes and we can still deliver your orders in a contactless manner. Collections can also be made from our gate. COLLECTIONS Email us with your order We will collate and leave your plants

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