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Tag Archives: Hydrangea

  • June highlights

    June brings sunny days and lush foliage.

    While it is not ideal tree planting weather just now it is a great time to take a good look around at foliage shape and colour and plan for the autumn. Planting in containers can be done at any time of year and a great candidate for growing in a pot is Nandina domestica - it is evergreen, slow growing and has colourful foliage as well as flowers followed by red berries - it loves a sunny site and looks great in terracotta.

    While herbaceous plants are obvious summer stars there are also many shrubs in flower that add structure and height to a mixed border. Philadelphus is a stunning deciduous shrub with white scented flowers, there are several varieties  - Belle Etoile is compact and highly scented.

    Also coming into flower now are Hydrangeas that will bloom away happily during the summer.

    On hot sunny days ornamental vines flourish, they can be trained over pergolas and other structures and can provide shade for seating areas. They can also be grown as short or long stem 'trees' cutting the foliage back to create a 'crown'. Mature vines grown this way can look very effective in containers on paved areas.

    Happy Summer !

    Come and visit for some more ideas...

     

  • Hydrangeas for summer

    We think Hydrangeas are fabulous summer plants. Hydrangeas tolerate shade, flower profusely and can be used to great effect in flower arranging - fresh or dried.  All Hydrangeas like moist humus rich soil.

    Hydrange macrophylla - Traditional mop head Hydrangeas, can reach 1.5-2m in height depending on variety, they flower from June to September.  Hydrangea "Endless Summer®" can flower for even longer with an extended flowering from late spring into autumn.

    Hydrangea paniculata has long cone like flowers that are white or cream and fade to pink on varieties such as "Pinky Winky" or "Mega Mindy" they prefer more sunlight than H. macrophylla types and are very hardy.

     

  • Summer News

    We’re back! It’s been a busy year at English Woodlands. We have an updated website,  two new members of staff and are looking forward to the new autumn season.

    Simon JohnsonSimon Johnson joins the senior management team as Commercial Manager and Buyer. He comes with a wealth of experience and aims to continuously improve our website making the whole experience of browsing a pleasure and ordering easy! He will also be ensuring we maintain a top quality despatch and delivery service.

    Jess McCombieJess McCombie is a very welcome addition to the Nursery Sales Team advising customers and keeping the nursery looking great. Jess has a variety of both gardening and retail experience.

    During autumn to spring the traditional tree and hedge planting season is always busy, but during the summer there is still plenty to do! We have been busy on the nursery - watering, feeding and pruning. Topiary has been clipped, flowering hydrangeas are looking great, deciduous trees are in full leaf and it is an ideal time for planning autumn planting.

     

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    We’ll be back to tell you when new stock arrives in the nursery this autumn and keep you posted about any special offers…

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