Top Plants this Week

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

We love this little beauty – Soldanella Spring Sym We love this little beauty - Soldanella Spring Symphony flowering her head off on the nursery today. Tough and reliable, found growing up in the mountains of Europe. Otherwise known as the Snow Bell.
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Galanthus nivalis still looking lovely on the nurs Galanthus nivalis still looking lovely on the nursery today - anything to brighten up this continual gloom!

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Nice batch of home grown Pittosporum Silver Ball t 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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Nursery news

Dave the How Green nursery robin perching on a workbench in the greenhouse beside red tinsel

Wishing you a happy & prosperous plant filled 2017!

Merry Christmas & here’s to a Happy and Prosperous 2017 from us all at How Green Nursery, including Dave the in-house Robin! We thank you for your custom and support this year and look forward to doing more business with you in 2017! We welcome all prospective customers to visit our nursery, so do pop along and see us, or contact us for a promptly answered quote! – Photo credit to How Green employee Sandra ‘Sarnie’ Belton –

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Autumnal Delights!

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

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Glorious Chelsea!

A hatrick of accolades at worlds greatest flower show! What a year it has been here at the nursery! We’ve been so busy and this year we have been involved with the Chelsea Flower Show more than ever! The previous four years, we have supplied one garden with plants, but this year we have grown for three! We were honoured to grow for the Meningitis Now charity in the artisan category. Being their thirtieth anniversary year, the exposure they got was

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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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The Wonderful World of Plants!

How Green head to the biggest horticultural show in the world! Last week we flew out to Essen in Germany to IPM,  over 1600 trade stands of plant heaven! Our second year in a visiting capacity, we use the opportunity to look out for new plants and to source material for clients. We specialise in growing herbaceous perennials, but our garden designer customers are looking for the whole package. We have a wide networking chain of contacts now and can supply trees

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The Future is Futurescape!

The season here at How Green still rumbles on with landscapers and designers still very busy! We have been ordering in quality hedging and topiary for clients and our own grown perennials have been flying out. With all this activity, we still find time to attend the FutureScape trade show. FutureScape brings together landscape contractors (maintenance, design and build), garden designers and architects. The event has joined forces with the industry’s leading associations to promote the event to all their members.

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