Category Archives: Heuchera

Heuchera ‘Red Lightening’

Heuchera ‘Red Lightening’ has electrifying dark red veins, over huge gold leaves. As you can see this gets a bit larger than you’re average Heuchera!

It is best in shade/partial shade as it has lighter leaves that may burn in full sun. It sprouts up pretty white flowers in the summer. It’s very hardy and requires little maintenance so it’s perfect for the no-fuss gardener who wants to add some colour to their garden.

You can shop Red Lightening HERE on our website.

Plants that are currently ready for their new homes

With the nature of our business, we often have plants come quickly into stock and go back out again, or we may only have a select few for sale. We try our best to let you know what is available.

At the moment, we have lots of Heuchera ‘Sweet Caroline’ with beautiful large salmon-pink flowers over lemon and lime foliage in Spring and Summer foliage changing to lime green later in summer then to lime with silver cast in Autumn and Winter.

Heuchera ‘Violet Shimmer’ TM ( Fox Series) was lunched last year at Chelsea flowers show, and we have quite a few in the nursery ready for your garden! In the Spring, it has deep violet foliage with a shimmer, which as the leaf grows becomes more silvered keeping a violet shimmer through early Summer, by mid Summer/Autumn it is very silvery foliage, dark veins, slightly ruffled, with a purple underside. We named this one after Richards Mum!

We have ONE Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ left, so if you’ve had your eye on this one, now is the time to grab it! It has really unusual and pretty pink polka dots cover on the shiny plum foliage in Spring with a neat habit.

If you ever see a plant that is out of stock that you are really interested in, just send us an email and we can let you know if it may be coming back soon. We can also grow to order!

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.
Urszula.

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

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

Potting Potting Potting!

We like to give you a peek into our day to day sometimes, so here’s some photos of getting plants ready in-between shows, and our garden.

Pictured above was the 1st run of mail orders ready to be boxed A few more runs were to be boxed before I finished. Thank you you lovely lot for all your orders.

Beautiful view of the sky from Tunnel 4 where the new baby plants are living.

The plants on the left have just been potted and will have to grow a bit before they are ready to go to their new homes. The plants on the right are growing along nicely and will be ready soon. As you can see below we’ve made a start filling in the middle row!

Sales plants almost ready to go out, and ones pictured on the right are ready and have been going out, Heuchera ‘Orange Dream’ and Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie‘. As we’ve been potting we should be making some new additions to the website over the next couple of weeks.

A few of you have asked about availability of plants, and you can give us your email address to be notified when the specific plant you want is back in stock. On our website, just click on the plant you’d like to buy that isn’t currently in stock. Then enter your name and email address and we will add you to a list that will send you an email when we add more of that variety to our shop. That way you are the first to know and get the chance to purchase!