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Instagram post 2198396940654344494_2071959057 Turnings back the clocks nearly 30 years! Us horticulturalists can still have it large! Great night with great friends and fab band!
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Instagram post 2198377111604073976_2071959057 First boys night out in ages! What a fab night! Christmas has well and truly started!
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Instagram post 2198184003566297210_2071959057 We're almost there! The finishing touches to our first ever 'pop up' shop over the weekend and we'll be ready for you on Monday. We're open Monday to Friday 9-5. We have some beautiful seasonal shrubs, potted bulbs, planted arrangements, vouchers and some lovely hand crafted gifts. Come and enjoy a cuppa and mince pies on us and huddle around a real log fire!
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Instagram post 2197838895838691826_2071959057 Choosing not to air our political views on social media this morning we thought we'd all need  cheering up!!
Instagram post 2195723294941001958_2071959057 Love where we live! A beautiful December morning at How Green HQ!
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Instagram post 2195721995226736271_2071959057 Tonto has been rather upstaged by plants and a baby on our posts of late! Here his owners shadows taking him for a walk on Winchelsea beach on a stunning December afternoon!
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Nursery news

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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2014 Trade Catalogue Now Ready!

Calling all garden centres and garden designers! Our brand new all singing, all dancing trade catalogue is now ready! Available to all green fingered enthusiasts within our trade. Carefully put together by the ever so amazing Natalie Seal from Ginger & Fig. A Tunbridge Wells based graphic/web designer with an eye for detail and a flare for creativity! We entrust her with everything, from our very own website (regular maintenance & upgrades), to fliers and business cards. She is steadily

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Member of staff standing in the middle of the wooden framework for the new office

Winter Jobs

As the days grow shorter and our plants start going into hibernation, it’s a time of year to catch up with maintenance jobs around the nursery! This year is no exception and with a very busy Autumn of plant sales we’re already behind with our chores! We have around two acres of glass houses which regularly need time spent with renovations. This past fortnight has seen the tedious task (not to mention dangerous!) of cleaning the glass. Over the year, algae build-up

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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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Heavenly Heucheras!

As Autumn approaches and many plants start to fade, give some time and space for a Heuchera or two! Being evergreen, they are a perfect perennial to plant now to give some colour through the gloomiest of months! We here at How Green have a thing for a Heuchera and their versatility is second to none. They work very well in pots and containers, either alone or used in a combination with other plants. They are equally at home in

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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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#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

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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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