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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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Wondrous Agastache!

Here at How Green we’ve gone all Bee friendly and given our buzzing friends twelve different varieties to feed on!! As we enter late Summer, the nursery is awash with colour and plenty of brand new plants to boot! Amongst our dozens of new introductions is a series of very colourful, free-flowering and above all very attractive to insects and Bees – Agastache. We have grown Agastache in it’s many guises for years, but it’s not until recently where plant breeding

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Hot, hot, hot Hampton!

Last week the biggest flower show in the world rolled into town at the wonderful Hampton Court Palace on the banks of the Thames in East Molesey. Ten’s of thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage each year, to see cutting edge garden designers show off their talents and over 600 trade exhibitors selling plants and garden related treats! The week long show covers a total area of 34 acres and with the backdrop of the beautiful Palace, it makes for

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A picture of the pink and mauve petalled Clematis Ohh La La

Not so Climbing Clematis!

New range of patio Clematis a real hit at How Green Nursery! Last year we trialled a collection of low growing Clematis and they proved a real hit! So much so, we have increased our range and numbers and now they have started to flower, they are flying out the nursery! A breeding programme started in Guernsey back in the mid 1990’s to produce a compact Clematis. There are many advantages of a smaller plant. They are ideal for the

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