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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

Heavenly Hellebores!

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!

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A New Venture!

Last week the hard working staff at How Green finished a project to rejuvenate a prominent bed in Caterham on the Hill in Surrey. Working with the town’s parish council, we scrubbed out the tired, old shrubs and bedding. The brief was a complicated one! A low maintenance, drought tolerant garden that has all year round interest, with the wow factor! Not a particulary easy remit!! The shape and layout of the existing bed did not need changing and in fact

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Hoar Frost on the grasses at How Green Nursery

Working in a Winter Wonderland

This week the weather has taken a real turn as Britain is gripped with ‘The Beast From the East’! Sub-zero temperatures down to -7˚C has made life difficult at How Green. Bulbs frozen in the sand and perennials like blocks of ice, finding work for our staff has been hard! So the last couple of days we’ve undone the work shackles and started to make the nursery look all Christmasy! The tree has gone up in our tea hut and

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Spring is in the air as bulbs come out of hiding

We at How Green are very particular when it comes to the quality of our plants. Great care and attention is given to get our plants looking as best they can for you! No more so than our potted bulb range. We adopt the traditional method of growing our bulbs in sand beds. As can be seen from the photo’s below, we place 4-5″ of sand on top of the bulbs. This ensures lovely tight, even growth. It is a

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A Masterclass in Grasses at Knoll Grass Garden

Last week, How Green visited the famous Knoll Grass Garden down in Dorset.  Neil Lucas the owner of the successful garden and nursery has been running a series of day courses throughout late Summer and Autumn. The final class of the season was reserved for industry employees only and saw designers and nurserymen descend from all round the country. Knoll Gardens have won numerous RHS awards, including at Chelsea and Hampton Court. The gardens were a true reflection of a

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Falling for Fall in Canada and North America

It’s been a little quiet on these pages for a few weeks, as we’ve been off on our holidays! With a passion for horticulture running through our veins, the lure of the Autumn spectacular abroad was too much! Two weeks in September/October were spent ‘leaf peeping’ in New England in America and the Quebec and Ontario regions in Canada. In an amazing stroke of luck, the colour was seen at it’s peak and in certain parts of Canada, it was

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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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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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