Monthly Archives: October 2016

Plant in the Sun or Plant in the Shade

A good rule of thumb to remember (not set in stone but a great guide) is that like pale skin, the paler coloured leaves like Lime greens, yellows, and all heucherella and tiarella need more shade from the full sun to stop them burning up!

Richer colours like the reds, oranges, purples and black love full sun as well as light shade. Why not make room in your garden for evergreen hardy plants like these.

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These colours can all go in partial shade if you wanted to plant them all together.

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These colours can all go in partial shade together.

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These colours can all go in full sun as well as partial shade.

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These colours can all go in full shade as well as partial shade.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colours for a truly spectacular look in your garden. As you can see from the first two photos all these can be planted in the same aspect to give you a kaleidoscope of colours!

October Featured Plants

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Heuchera ‘Silver Celebration’ is great for full sun or partial shade, with a gorgeous bright pink underside of the foliage. They are hardy evergreen and great for winter colour 
Can be used in pots, hanging baskets, raised beds, living walls, borders, woodland etc.

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Heuchera ‘Black Taffeta’ has shiny black ruffled foliage and white flowers in summer too!
Great for full sun, it’s hardy and evergreen.

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Heuchera ‘Carmencita’ is new for 2016 with fabulous foliage from pink-red to deep red changing with the seasons. When flowering it has pretty pink flowers.

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Now is a great time to plant Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ so that is established for spring. This is it in flower in the autumn but in the spring it’s covered in pretty starry wands of foaming flowers! Hardy & evergreen like part shade to full shade. Looks perfect with bulbs and spring flowers as well as Summer when it will complement your borders and pots.

For a planting suggestion why not try 3 plants in a 12 – 18 inch pot would look just amazing! 3 Heucheras would look great in containers together either mixed or all the same variety which would be evergreen and hardy and give good colour all winter.

For added interest you could plant bulbs around like miniature daffodils, crocus snowdrops etc.

Make sure that the pot you use has good drainage (Broken crocks, pebbles, grit, or ever polystyrene pieces) using little feet under the pot is a great way to ensure the rain runs through.

Happy planting!

Heuchara ‘Fire Alarm’ Will Brighten Your Autumnal Garden

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Keep your garden looking bright through Autumn with plants that keep bright coloured foliage. Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ is the perfect addition with it’s bright red leaves and white flowers popping out. The leaves stay bright in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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We sell most of our plants in 1 litre pots and these are growing outside and can go straight into your garden, easy! They love full sun or partial shade.

As most Heucheras they grow very well as ground cover or plant in containers as the star of the show and when they flower in the summer the bees love them!

***EDITED*** Apologies for anyone who wanted to purchase Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ as shortly after our newsletter went out we have sold out for the season! Have a browse around our other lovely plants in our shop where you can narrow the search terms to colour, aspect and more to find the perfect new addition to your garden. If you can’t decide, why not have a look at our special offers page and choose a mixed assortment and let us do the picking for you!

Autumn Open Days and Macmillan Coffee Morning

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We had another great weekend for our open days, and our lovely customers didn’t let the rain get them down or keep them from enjoying cake and taking home some lovely new plants! We had a great time chatting with everyone who came and raising money for Macmillan. If you didn’t get a chance to come but would still like to donate you can do so here.

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How fabulous do the colours look together; Heuchera Thomas, Apricot and the new Heuchera Red Pearl’s (which gets beautiful red flowers).

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Heuchera Carmencita New gorgeous and we love it!! Full sun or partial shade.

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Heuchera cherry cola stunning colour, full sun partial shade and Fabulous Heuchera Ginger Peach multi coloured we love it! Full sun part shade.

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As Friday was the Worlds biggest coffee morning, we decided to donate all proceeds from cake and coffee from the weekend to Macmillan. They are amazing people if you or a loved one needs them.

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Our cakes all standing at attention all ready for the day to start.

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Made fresh pineapple upside down cakes for both days.

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The Chocolate malteeser cake disappeared the first day, so had to bring out the snicker cake the following day.

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Marzipan, raspberry and fresh cream turned out to be a popular choice.

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Raising money for MacMillan not only with selling cake and coffee, but with the ‘guess the number of spots on the cake’.

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The customers gardens. Please send your pictures via email to info@plantagogo.com and we will print them and put them on the customers wall. It’s lovely to see what everyones gardens look like!

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Heuchera Prince stunning for full sun or partial shade.

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Fabulous Heuchera ‘bronze beauty’ (3 planted together).

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The national collection looking pretty and colourful.

Thanks again to everyone who came out and purchased plants! Make sure you’re following along on Facebook to find out when our next open days will be.