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Instagram post 2180075655281129029_2071959057 Come check us out at Futurescape tomorrow - looks like being a great debate with a great panel and host. Subject - all things planty! Kick off 11am. Please no rotten tomatoes!! 😀
Instagram post 2180015095797525223_2071959057 Really sorry mum and dad - hope you don't need to get the car out of the garage for a while! We're a bit flat out at the moment, there's a fair bit heading out!!
#autumnplanting #familybusiness #wholesalenursery #kent #plants #gardendesign
Instagram post 2178011553776007221_2071959057 Awwww! Lovely moment - the founders of How Green Nursery (aka mum and dad!) Landmark wedding anniversary - the big 50! They don't make em like that any more xxxx
#familybusiness #50thanniversary #kent #gardendesign #plants #plants #mumanddad
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

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #pittosporum #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting #familybusiness
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

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #wholesalenursery #gardendesign #autumnplanting #cotinus
Instagram post 2175826176948391022_2071959057 I'm possibly the third generation of How Green. There's plenty of time for Latin plant names and soil science - in the meantime it's all about the swings and brightly coloured outfits! #familybusiness #wholesalenursery #kent #plants #gardendesign #swings

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Flower to floor power at Battersea Park Landscape Show

We recently attended the Landscape Show  in Battersea Park, London. The event took place on the 17th & 18th September and is one of the leading trade events in the Landscaping Industry. Showcasing everything 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

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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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All hands on deck for Chelsea Show delivery week

It’s the week we love to dread each year – Chelsea Flower Show delivery week! We are growing even more than ever this year. Our first Main Avenue garden with designer Nic Howard & David Harbor sculpture. We’re also growing for John Everiss and his Myeloma UK garden & three trade stands – eeek! Please have patience with us during this busy time, we are going as fast as we can to keep up with demand!

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Busy bees growing things for the countdown to Chelsea Flower Show has begun

Before we know it Chelsea Flower Show will be upon us and we are growing the plants for our good pals Chilstone and their trade stand.  They were awarded the tremendous 5 Star Award last year, so we are looking to emulate that again. We’re proud to be growing for John Everiss and his amazing garden sponsored by Myeloma UK.  Hopefully we can get the result we need to thrust the charity into the Limelight.  (www.myeloma.org.uk) We are also growing

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How Green staff in Christmas outfits standing together posing for the camera

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

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Top Plants this Week

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

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

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #pittosporum #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting #familybusiness
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

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #wholesalenursery #gardendesign #autumnplanting #cotinus
Instagram post 2170560752178502707_2071959057 Leucothoe Burning Love in 15 litre pots - lovely Autumnal colours in a ball shape!

Colour - Narrow crimson foliage
Height x spread - 40cm x 60cm
Soil - prefers an acidic soil
Position - shade, part shade

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennurseryplants
#leucothoe #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting

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