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 the perfect day out! We here at How Green have a long running affiliation with the show, supplying plants for
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 small courtyard, patio or balcony. Some Clematis varieties can grow very vigorously and need a lot of time to manage.
This week, the greatest flower show on earth celebrates its centenary year. An amazing achievement and promises to be the best show ever! Garden designers up and down the land have been pulling out all the stops to make their gardens dazzle like never before! We here at How Green have grown quite extensively for Chelsea for the first time in our 30 year history! Back in January, we were approached by our regular customer Roger Platts. Just like the Olympic rower Steve Redgrave, Roger had almost called it a day with Chelsea show gardens! The well known sponsor M&G approached Roger
2013 signifies a monumental landmark for the Chelsea Flower Show. This year the show will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary! Designers will be pulling out all the stops to make it the best show ever! How Green Nurseries insight into the show comes through local designer Roger Platt. Having dealt with Roger for many years, he has approached us to grow a selection of plants for his M & G sponsored ‘Windows Through Time’ Garden. We are growing a selection of large grasses, along with Alliums, Delphiniums, Lupins and Primulas to name a few! We have grown plants for numerous designers for different shows
This year for the first time, How Green Nursery are running a series of trade only days! Those of you who already use us will know that you are more than welcome to visit the nursery at any time throughout the season. What makes these days different, is that we are offering some very special rates, but only on orders taken on the day. Browse the nursery at your leisure and check out our stock that totals nearly 4000 different plants! A warm welcome awaits you, with wagging tails from the nursery dogs and if you’re lucky, tea and biscuits! So
We at How Green love a Hellebore and in February here at the nursery, they are ablaze with colour! There’s not a lot around in the plant world that gives so much joy when the days are short and dark. We grow many Hellebore orientalis (now hybridus!) cultivars, with single and double flowers and a huge diversity of colours. Some of our nursery grown favourites can be seen below – enjoy! You’ve got to love Hellebore Apricot Beauty, bottom right! (All sold out I’m afraid! – more next year!)) For further points of Hellebore interest, check out these nurseries. Harvington Hellebores