Category Archives: Heucherella

Heucheras are Great for Winter Colour

berry-smoothie(Heuchera Berry Smoothie)

Heucheras are great for some winter colour for your flower beds and borders. Just look how gorgeous these frosty beauties look around our nursery after our first frost last week! As they are hardy perennials, they can normally withstand the colder temperatures and some varieties even retain their brightly coloured foliage.

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Heuchera Tangerine Wave has pretty cascading colours of green, yellow, orange and pink with even brighter under foliage colours.

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h-autumn-cascade-and-phoebes-blush(Heucherella Autumn Cascade and Heuchera Phoebe’s Blush)

fire-alarm(Heuchera Fire Alarm)

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All our plants ship to you in big 1 litre pots so that they have developed roots and are ready to be planted. They would make fantastic Christmas presents for the plant lovers in your life as they can be planted straight away. Order by December 10 to receive your plants in time for Christmas. Want to give the gift of plants but don’t think someone will want to plant them this time of year? We also sell gift vouchers here.

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!

Hope to See You at RHS Wisely Flower Show

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We’ve been busy preparing our display and getting our plants in order for sale at RHS Wisley flower show. There are some stunning plants right now so hope you can stop by to grab yourself something new for your garden. We are on the lawn stand 27 and we have 50 varieties of Heuchera heucherella and tiarella to choose from, so you’re bound to find something you love!

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Richard getting a pic of Heucherellas Hot Shot’s flowers.

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Our finished display! Wisley show takes place this week from the 6th until the 11th. Hope to see you there!

Getting Ready and Setting Up at Southport Show

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That empty van didn’t stay empty for very long! We packed it full of plants and headed off to Southport flower show to get our display and stand ready to sell plants to you wonderful lot.pg6

Heuchera Paris is at the front on the top left photo, it flowers spring summer and autumn so you get the bright colours for most of the year! Heuchera Tangerine wave is at the front in the above right hand photo. pg8

Tiarella Emerald Ellie has the prettiest white flowers. pg1

Heuchera dark secret pictured above left.

While getting ready we also made sure to catch up on mail order. These are just a few of the packages that went yesterday full of garden delights Heuchera, Heucherella, Tiarella and Perennials.pg9

Heuchera Tangerine wave pictured in the above top left photo is bred by us and great for full sun or partial shade.pg4

Fabulous Heuchera mega caramel Huge variety above. pg7

We made sure to stop for a picnic to keep our energy up working on our display.13938183_1088640707839696_6251148822441848474_o

Kniphofia orange vanilla popsicle, Dwarf variety.pg3 pg5

Heucherella gold zebra is above, as well as a little look at one of the displays near us being put together.
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We made a lot of progress and even had a sneaky peek at some surrounding exhibits.

If you are coming to the Southport show, find us in the Floral Marquee and stop by to pick up some beautiful plants!

Our Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’ Loved by the Bees

Bees absolutely love Heuchara, Heucherella and Tiarella. As bees are struggling a bit at the moment, it’s good to put plants in your garden that they love to help them out a little. In the video above is a bee loving our Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’. If every garden contained a range of bee friendly flowers, trees and shrubs we could all help reverse the decline of bees by giving them food and shelter.

It’s important to plant a variety of plants that will flower at different times of the year so the bees can visit your garden all year round. If you do wish to encourage bees in your garden, avoid using insecticides, especially while your plants are flowering. This kills off not only the pesky insects you don’t want, but also the pollinating ones such as bees.