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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The Wonderful World of Horticulture!

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Another String to our Bow!

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