We are back in England after our travels to America to visit our son, and there’s no rest going on around here, we are back to full steam ahead! Sorting out our tunnels, tidying up plants and repotting, getting everything in top shape for our season ahead.
A photo before geranium Mavis Simpson got cleaned off.
Hellebore hybrids growing nicely.
Heuchera lime marmalade getting ready to be re-potted.
All of our plants for sale, by mail-order or at events, are planted in big 1ltr pots so that there is established root growth and they are nice and healthy. This makes them perfect to go straight into your garden or containers upon arrival to your home.
With the cold temperatures outside it may be hard to imagine the flowers and plants in your garden coming to life, but winter is a great time to start thinking about what you will plant for your summer garden.
Heucheras are hardy evergreen perennials, a great choice for any garden as many flower all spring and summer and they are easy to take care of. They love well drained soil, and don’t like to be too wet.
As they have a wide variety of colourful leaves, they are great as ground covers or to add some colour to borders. Different varietals will grow in different aspects (full sun, full shade or partial sun/shade) so you can find a plant for almost any position in your garden.
Mixing heuchera, heucherella, and tiarella can give a pretty effect with the mix of small and larger leaves and flower stems. They also mix well when planted with other plant varietals, so you can give your garden a full varied look.
We will soon be adding Penstemon Pentastic series (pictured above) to our website, bred by my brother. You can find out more information including growing here.
We’ve been hard at work getting all of our plants in top shape to send out soon, so have a look in our shop and start planning out your summer garden. You can search by colour, aspect and plant variety to make things easier. If you want to peruse our plants yourself, visit us on our first open days March 31st-April 2nd to stock up on plants and get advice from us, not to mention some delicious home made cake while you’re here!
Did you know that we have a full section on our site full of Rare & Unusual Heucheras, many that can not be found anywhere else for sale? This section is mainly for collectors, enthusiasts and anyone looking for obscure varieties, species or a variety you can no longer get anywhere else.
Some are very rare and we only have a one or two of each variety. If we didn’t have them in our National collection they probably would have dissapeared by now.
All the money from the sales of this section goes towards the up keep of our National Collections of Heuchera, Heucherella and private collection of Tiarella, all of which you are very welcome to visit by ringing up and arranging a time. They can also be seen on our open days, our next one is March 31st-April 2nd.
If you don’t see what your looking for, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we may be able to specially breed any you are looking for. Some may be out of stock, but check back regularly as we are always growing more. Browse our rare and unusual Heucheras here.
Our nursery is full of gorgeous new flowers, here are some ideas to brighten up your flower bed!
Corydalis ‘G.P.Baker’ has pretty blue/green foliage with bright rich red flowers, with white edges in the spring time. Shop Corydalis here.
Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’
In the spring, as Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ grows the leaves push up through the soil like closed umbrellas and open out as they emerge. Green base with brown-red spotted marking through to autumn. Bright crimson-red flowers are star shaped and hang beneath the leaves. Shop Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ here.
Heucheras are great for easy care gardens, and come in such a great variety of colours and shapes.
Shop Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ here, and Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’ here.
Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’
Our Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’ is named after my Granny Phoebe. This gorgeous plant is really pink in spring on the new foliage and changes through dusky pink, pale green, vanilla and all with a pink blush underside. It also has beautiful pink flowers. Shop Heuchera ‘Phoebe’s blush’ here.
Make sure you share any photos of any plants you get from us on our Facebook page so that we can see their new homes and your gorgeous gardens.
The days are getting longer, light levels are rising and I can’t wait to get into the garden , can you ?
I have planning what to do in it for months (probably won’t get much time in it but I can dream)
I look at the combinations used in our displays and ache for more time in the garden
You can create similar displays in your gardens very easily using heucheras
Luckily heucheras are fairy easy to grow and grow fast too
Making more time to sit and enjoy
They mix well with other plants. They are evergreen and very hardy
The colours are like they are taken from a painters pallet
There is always something for every position in the garden too.