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Instagram post 2247421222813999830_2071959057 Galanthus nivalis still looking lovely on the nursery today - anything to brighten up this continual gloom!

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Instagram post 2245048169203334420_2071959057 Snowdrop hunting before Denis rudely interrupted!
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Instagram post 2244741552964469135_2071959057 Angelsey Abbey 2020 - our Snowdrop hunting season brought us to Angelsey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. A lovely Winter garden with some choice Snowdrop varieties. Francesca loved it - third generation horticulturalist..... maybe! #snowdrops #angelseyabbey #nationaltrust #springbulbs #valentines #gardens #plants #gardendesign #snowdropseason
Instagram post 2244737490688797977_2071959057 Chippenham Park 2020 - such a magnificent garden and it's February!! A surprise around every corner. The contemporary walled garden is an eye opener! We'll be back!
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Instagram post 2244732325134956545_2071959057 Chippenham Park just before storm Denis hit! We fell in love with this place this weekend - it was Valentines day after all! We even stayed here the night - stunning! #snowdropseason #snowdrophunting #chippenhampark #gardendesign #gardens #familybusiness #valentines #beautiful
Instagram post 2244728431571028459_2071959057 Our Snowdrop hunting season brought us to Chippenham Park Gardens in Cambridgeshire. We have to say, one of the most amazing gardens we've been to in a long time!
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Category: Plants in focus

Delightfully dashing dahlias

In the Victorian language of flowers, Dahlia denotes elegance and dignity.  We have over 40 varieties in stock, something to suit all tastes. They really stand out in a crowd – tall and elegant. Each one is unique, this particular beauty is Dahlia Red Fox.

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New arrivals from Australia

Welcome to our new fuzzy friends from Australia!  These amazing Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) can grow up to 15 metres (49 feet) but don’t worry, it takes a long time and most average out at 4.5m (15ft) maximum. Current stock ranges from 2ft to 6ft.  Please give us a call or email plants@howgreennursery.co.uk if you are interested in adding something special to your garden project.

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‘To Tree, or Not to Tree’!!

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

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Another String to our Bow!

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

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Fantastic Ferns!

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

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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

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Wondrous Agastache!

Here at How Green we’ve gone all Bee friendly and given our buzzing friends twelve different varieties to feed on!! As we enter late Summer, the nursery is awash with colour and plenty of brand new plants to boot! Amongst our dozens of new introductions is a series of very colourful, free-flowering and above all very attractive to insects and Bees – Agastache. We have grown Agastache in it’s many guises for years, but it’s not until recently where plant breeding

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A picture of the pink and mauve petalled Clematis Ohh La La

Not so Climbing Clematis!

New range of patio Clematis a real hit at How Green Nursery! Last year we trialled a collection of low growing Clematis and they proved a real hit! So much so, we have increased our range and numbers and now they have started to flower, they are flying out the nursery! A breeding programme started in Guernsey back in the mid 1990’s to produce a compact Clematis. There are many advantages of a smaller plant. They are ideal for the

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Heavenly Hellebores!

We at How Green love a Hellebore and in February here at the nursery, they are ablaze with colour! There’s not a lot around in the plant world that gives so much joy when the days are short and dark. We grow many Hellebore orientalis (now hybridus!) cultivars, with single and double flowers and a huge diversity of colours. Some of our nursery grown favourites can be seen below – enjoy! You’ve got to love Hellebore Apricot Beauty, bottom right!

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Spring is in the air as bulbs come out of hiding

We at How Green are very particular when it comes to the quality of our plants. Great care and attention is given to get our plants looking as best they can for you! No more so than our potted bulb range. We adopt the traditional method of growing our bulbs in sand beds. As can be seen from the photo’s below, we place 4-5″ of sand on top of the bulbs. This ensures lovely tight, even growth. It is a

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Top Plants this Week

Our choice of plants putting on a show this week at the nursery.

Instagram post 2247421222813999830_2071959057 Galanthus nivalis still looking lovely on the nursery today - anything to brighten up this continual gloom!

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennurseryplants #wholesalenursery #snowdrops #galanthus #kent #familybusiness #howgreennursery #gardendesign #plants #springbulbs
Instagram post 2177281013049389833_2071959057 Nice batch of home grown Pittosporum Silver Ball tucked up for the winter. (Pittosporum tobira Nanum in foreground) Great new variety that can be clipped into a tight ball. Not Buxus, but another alternative.

Colour - grey-green, glossy leaves edged white
Height x Spread - 80cm x 80cm
Soil - fertile, well drained
Position - full sun or part shade

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Instagram post 2177217202015503276_2071959057 We love this! Cotinus Grace in all its glorious autumn pomp. Commonly known as the smoke bush, this majestic shrub also looks great in the summer months. Purple tinted foliage festooned with purple - pink flowers that look like smoke, hence its name. 
Colour - purple foliage
Height x Spread - 6m x 5m
Soil - humus rich, moist
Position - full sun

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