Tag: Perennials

Spring Open Days!

We welcome all for our first public open weekend of 2015 We’re all getting excited here at How Green, with only a week to go until our first special event of the year! For those of you who have never visited us, take this rare opportunity to come to a strictly trade only nursery. Choose from thousands of plants including perennials, grasses, alpines, herbs, veg plants, topiary and patio plants. All at competitive prices and with knowledgeable help and advice on

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The Wonderful World of Horticulture!

How Green Visits IPM Essen in Germany Last week, How Green jumped on a plane and flew out to IPM Essen in Germany to the worlds biggest horticultural trade fair. Over 1500 stands from over 50 countries spread across twelve aircraft hangar-like halls makes it the most amazing spectacle within our industry! Growers from throughout Europe to as far afield as Taiwan, China & Sri Lanka were there offering a broad range of plant material. There were also a couple

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Seasons Greetings to You All!

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year from us all at How Green! It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago, we were penning these pages for Christmas and looking back at 2013 – how time flies! Here at the nursery, with Christmas just over a week away, the excitement has started to build for the festive season! The staff tea hut has been lavishly decorated with highly flammable tinsel and an appalling fake tree, making for

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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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Glorious Gold!!

Potters Garden wins the highest accolade!! The last few weeks has been manic here at the nursery, with trade brisk and growing for gardens at RHS Malvern and Chelsea! If you check out last weeks blog, you’ll know we grew for the Dial a Flight sponsored ‘Potters Garden’ designed by Frankie and Emma from Nature Redesigned. With the expert help from Frogheath Landscapes, the collective put together what was a magnificent effort in the Artisan garden category. So much so, the

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Potting up for the Potter’s Garden at Chelsea 2014

We have been growing for gold for the DialAFlight Potter’s Garden at RHS Chelsea After growing for the Roger Platts gold medal winning garden at Chelsea last year, the stress and work involved meant we were a little reluctant to grow for Chelsea for a while! That was until our great friends Frankie and Emma from Nature Redesigned approached us about growing for their garden this year. With it being cold and wet back in December and more importantly, a

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Medal at marvelous Malvern!

How Green supply plants for RHS Malvern garden We’ve been very busy this season with growing plants for RHS show gardens. Our band of merry garden design customers have taken on the challenge of designing, building and planting at some of the countries most prestigious shows! First up, our good friends Richard and Sam from Twigs garden design based in Sussex approached us to grow for their ‘A Fruity Story’ garden at Malvern. The concept of the garden was based

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Chelsea 2, How Green Nursery 2!

For the second consecutive year, we here at How Green are growing for the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show! Last year, we grew for Chelsea for the first time, for local designer Roger Platts. His centenary garden sponsored by M&G deservedly won a gold medal for it’s ambitious design, incorporating the many styles seen in the last hundred years. The famous saying by British rower Steve Redgrave after winning his fifth Olympic medal has never been more apt – ‘you have my permission to

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Autumn – Hillcroft Revisited!

Seven months after our extensive planting project at Caterham on the Hill, we paid the site a visit, to see how it looked! Back in March, we were approached by Caterham Parish Council to deliver a new planting scheme at Hillcroft Corner, in the middle of Caterham on the Hill high street. The brief was simple. They wanted all the old woody shrubs replaced with something that would be very low maintenance, no watering and would look great all year

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