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Instagram post 2223502224439499799_2071959057 We're delighted to announce we are supplying the perennials and grasses for the next phase of planting at RHS Wisley this year. Designed by the award winning designer Matt Keightley, The Wellbeing Garden will be a series of garden rooms, enticing visitors to explore the many ways gardens, plants and garden design affect wellbeing.
We'll keep you updated regularly with not only the plants progress but the garden itself. Watch this space!
#rhs #rhswisley #wellbeing #mattkeightley #wholesalenursery #kent #familybusiness #plants #perennials #grasses #gardendesign #gardens #instaplant #gardendesigner #gardeningmakesmehappy
Instagram post 2222189132057333744_2071959057 Our cheeky little monkey is growing up way too quickly! She'll be potting up in no time!
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Instagram post 2222171205862036097_2071959057 Here come the big guns! Our Alliums are waking up at a rate of knots with the mild weather. We grow thousands including this Ambassador cultivar in the foreground. Tall at around 120cm, it produces large blooms 20cm across. Slightly later in flowering from June to July best planted in full sun and well drained, fertile soil.
#allium #flowerbulbs #wholesalenursery #kent #familybusiness #springbulbs #gardendesign #plants #perennials #gardencentre
Instagram post 2222160037311207756_2071959057 It's rained non stop for two days, it's grey and gloomy yet Hellebores defy all the odds to put on a display! Our queen of a collage Lorraine put this nice little selection from the nursery together to cheer us all up! Singles, doubles and anemone centred flowers. We have plenty in stock at the moment.
#hellebore #herbaceousperennials #wholesalenursery #ukgrown #kent #familybusiness #gardendesign #gardens #instaplant #winter #gardendesigner #gardeningtips
Instagram post 2219636952691630544_2071959057 Hands up who's fed up with this dreary weather?! Despite the gloom, the mild temperatures are waking up our plants. Our Hellebores have started to do their thang! Fantastic early season plant for a range of flower colour, both single and double blooms. Plant in well fertile soil in shade/part shade - fully hardy. #herbaceousperennials #wholesalenursery #ukgrown #familybusiness #kent #helleborus #plant #spring
Instagram post 2219602219114832167_2071959057 One of our favourites for this time of year when it's dull and grey. Galanthus elwesii doing her thing when all around is bare! A tough and reliable bulb that flowers earlier than a lot of Snowdrops. Big flowers with lovely glaucus foliage. #snowdrops #wholesalenursery #kent #familybusiness #springbulbs

Nursery news

We have lift off! Our first trade open days of the season

My how time flies! It only seems like five minutes ago we were heading into the depths of winter with all our plants snuggled up ready to go into hibernation! Christmas came and went and here we are, it’s the start of March and Spring is well and truly in the air! We have seen very buoyant early season sales, both with garden centre sales and landscaper orders which is fantastic! To bolster the early enthusiasm we bring to you the

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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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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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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

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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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#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

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#leucothoe #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting

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