Category Archives: Gardening

Planting Tips : Keeping Huecheras in Pots Healthy

These pictures show what to do to keep heucheras in pots looking good and keep them going for years!

Every 3 to 5 years or whenever you notice they are getting a bit stalky, just tidy all the foliage off. Clear out the leaves and debris from around the crowns.

Then if you want it to go back in the same pot, chop a bit off the bottom of the roots about 1 to 2 inches if they are not too stalky picture 6.

Picture 7 just rake the sides a little to encourage the roots to grow (dont go mad!) I like to shamfer the flat top of the root ball, as you can see in picture 9. This gets rid of seeds and weeds that may be on the top and leaves more room to add some nice fresh compost with a teaspoon of slow release feed per pot (keep a look out as we will be selling this soon).

Then put back into post with small amount of compost at the bottom.and top dress on the top making sure not to bury the crown, only the stalks. Then water and make sure the water comes out of the bottom of the pot. Little feet under the pots are good for this.

First Gardening Talk for 2019

We had our first talk of the year over the weekend in a pretty village with a super lovely group.

Our plants are looking pretty as well, with a great colour on them for March!

We are available for talks only in March now, so please contact us to book in for next year! If you want to know more about our plants or buy anything, you can book in for a nursery visit. Email us to check availability

If you are interested in hosting a talk with us, you can enquire when we may be free to work with you. They last for approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour (nearly always 1 hour unless requested otherwise) depending on what you require.

Talks given usually include photos and other props, and a short powerpoint presentation. We bring all our own equipment but if you do have a screen that saves us carrying ours please do let us know! (they are quite bulky).

Advice on Looking after Heuchera

This question was asked by
Urszula B

Hello. I’m very sorry to bother you but I have just ordered some heucheras from you. I’m going to plant them in containers/for the patio display/. What kind of compost should I use? /Multipurpose or multipurpose with John Innes/.Should I also mix the compost with some potting grit? How often do I need to feed my plants and what kind of food is the best for them/ slow release or liquid food every week/? I have heard that heucheras do not like a lot of food.
Many thank for your advise.

Hi urszula
Thank you for your orders
Hope your enjoying your plants.
Any type of multi purpose compost no need for John innes
You can put grit in the bottom as that aids drainage
Your right Heucher as don’t need too much feed ..We think the best feed is a bit of slow release in the pot and a feed with liquid seaweed once every couple of months to make them grow beautifully xx
Hope this helps
Kind regards

Vicky and Richard Fox

Tidying up your Heucheras

Now is the time to clean up those old heucheras! I did mine this weekend and while they don’t look great now, they will soon!

Here’s what I do – Get out as much chaff and old leaves as you can, without damaging any new shoots. Make sure to clean off old compost and decomposing leaves around the container.
This lets light into the crown, then the plant can rejuvenate and grow.

Then you need to top dress with compost and a bit of slow release feed mixed in, making sure you don’t bury the crown. Then water with a seaweed based feed to give them a boost it get them growing

Spring Cleaning

With this sunshine and warm weather bout, we’ve been taking full advantage and tidying up the nursery and our own garden, getting everything ready for our first open weekend of the year this Friday March 31st. We hope to see some of you here!

We’ve still been getting our tunnels ready and re-doing some of them, here’s Richard having a little break.

All the baby plants in the nursery are coming along nicely, they look so cute with their colourful leaves getting bigger every day. Our Heucheras, Heucherella and Tiarella leaves are getting especially bright.

We’ve even managed to snag a few moments of downtime in our garden.

Here’s a tip, use old broken or chipped pots to plant hens and chickens in (also known as sempervivums or houseleeks), you can plant these hardy plants in just about anything, we’ve even seen them planted in old boots!

Have you had any time in your garden yet this year? We love to see your photos, send them in to us at and let us know what you’ve planted. Or share them with us on our Facebook page.