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  • Autumn colour!

    It's beginning to look a bit like autumn - foliage colour, fruit, and berries...


    Acer palmatum Sango Kaku


    Liquidambar


    Acer palmatum Viridis


    Sorbus Olympic Flame


    Amelanchier


    Euonymus Red Cascade


    Crab apple Jelly King


    Pyracantha berries


    Parrotia persica

  • Autumn planting season

    After a warm dry summer we have at last had some rain bringing ideal conditions for planting trees and shrubs. We have lots of new stock in the nursery - small and large ornamental trees, fruit trees, shrubs and climbers.

    Ornamental trees range from our small standards (150-175cm now) to 3-4m standard trees, both evergreens and deciduous. Birch and cherry trees are always popular. Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer (an ornamental pear) is a great example of a deciduous tree which is good for screening in the summer months. For something special look at our beautiful evergreen Magnolia standards.

    New stocks of evergreen shrubs include mature Photinia Red Robin (a popular shrub which has bright red new spring growth) and Elaeagnus ebbingei - a quick growing evergreen that does well in windy conditions - including coastal sites- and it has the benefit of fragrant flowers too. We have a good range or small to large laurels for hedging.

    As usual we have a great range of fruit trees, topiary and small shrubs.

    For something special we have some stunning new specimens of multi-stem Magnolia Little Gem, Strawberry tree, Camellia sasanqua and Portugal laurel...

    Come and visit...we look forward to seeing you.

  • Fabulous foliage

    Overnight rain has refreshed the nursery. There is a plethora of foliage shapes and colours to be seen. This is worth considering when planning and planting a garden. Depth of interest can be achieved by using the shape, colour and texture of foliage as well the overall shape of the plant itself to achieve the effect you want.

    Feathery delicate leaves like Japanese Acers contrast well with large matt green leaves; blue needles of pines contrast with purple or dark red deciduous trees such as purple beech; leaves can be heart shaped, star shaped, tiny and crinkly, or large and hairy. New growth can be a different colour to older growth - like Photinia Red Robin, or a leaf can had a different colour underside like Magnolia grandiflora. All these characteristics can make for an interesting planting palette.

    We all know flowers are fabulous but don't forget foliage, and fruit can be ornamental too!

    Take time before the planting season to enjoy it all.

  • The Winter Garden

    January need not be dreary with the availability of so many plants to give colour, form or flower in the winter months.

    There is a lovely cherry tree that flowers on and off during mild spells from November to March called the autumn cherry or Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis, it has small white flowers flecked with pink and there is a variety 'Rosea' which has pink flowers. Both have good autumn colour too.

    Evergreen shrubs Viburnum tinus Eve Price and Skimmia both show pink buds throughout winter and have white flowers in spring. Viburnum tinus Eve Price can be grown as a shrub or as a topiary half standard - great for outside a doorway or as a centre piece in a formal garden. Skimmia Rubella prefers a shady site, it will also look good in a container.

    Conifers - particularly dwarf conifers can add colour and form to a winter garden and contrast beautifully with some evergreen shrubs. Choose a blue needled conifer such as Picea pungens glauca globosa to contrast with red leaves such as Leucothoe Zeblid. Dark green conifers contrast well with burgundy foliage such as Pittosporum Tom Thumb. In hedges beech keeps it's rusty brown leaves to great effect throughout winter, evergreen variegated plants such as holly offer a stunning contrast.

    Hamamelis and Sarcococca are among the flowering shrubs looking good now that have fragrant flowers.

    Winter doesn't have to be bleak, choose wisely and a garden can give alot of pleasure during the dreariest of months - even just from inside looking out !

  • Happy New Year!

    Wishing all our customers a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year !

    We re-open at 8am Thursday January 2nd

    then from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday

    and 8 am to 4 pm Saturday

  • Season's Greetings !

    The whole team at English Woodlands would like to wish you a

    Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

    We close at 1 pm Tuesday 24th December and

    and Open again 8 am Thursday 2nd January

    Thank you for your custom during 2019 and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

  • Autumn colour !

     

     

     

  • Happy New Year !

    Wishing all our customers a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

    We are open as usual from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday 

    and

    8 am to 4 pm Saturday

  • Season's Greetings and Closing time

    English Woodlands

    The whole team at English Woodlands would like to wish you a
    Very Merry Christmas and a
    Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

    Thank you for your custom during 2018 and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

    We close at 4pm Saturday 22nd December and
    Open again 8am Wednesday January 2nd 2019

     

  • Come and visit ?

     

    We hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend - don't forget to water your newly planted trees and shrubs in the hot weather.

    It's a great time to visit and see trees in blossom and with new spring foliage...

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