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Wisteria “Amethyst “

May 15th, 2015

In Averys Garden Centre we have growing a really nice specimen of Wisteria Amethyst, with  long, light blue  racemes (flowers) ,which fill the air with scent. Walking under the arch, which supports the weight of this Wisteria is a real assault on the senesces, as the air is filled with scent as your walk through a tunnel […]

Abutilon megapotamicum

October 5th, 2014

An unusual, but easy climbing shrub to grow is ,Abutilon megapotamicum,with its  conspicuous pendulous flowers,  coloured red and yellow  from which hang purple stamens. It does very well against a warm wall but in the last few years ours  have been growing over trellis arches where it makes a striking feature. Abutilon megapotamicum was introduce […]

Climbing rose `Rambling Rector`

June 10th, 2014

Growing at the Averys Garden Centre, 20 feet into the trees alongside the river, is a Rambling rose called `Rambling Rector`. It is a semi-double, white flowered rose ,which has a fragrant clove scent. In the Autumn it has masses of small hips, which provide colour and food for wildlife.

Climbing rose “Masquerade”

June 3rd, 2014

This is one of the first, if not the first flower I recognized as a child. Dad grew it in our garden and I always liked the different colours which were present in just one flower. Its a really good rose, easy to grow, repeat flowering throughout the summer and it has this unusual colour […]

Actinidia kolomikta

May 26th, 2014

The  foliage of this Actinidia (a species of Kiwi fruit) is really striking with its pink markings. It makes a strong climber and is best grown in the sun and pruned hard every year, to encourage it to produce these variegated leaves and keep it in check.

Clematis Vyvyan Pennell

May 21st, 2014

One of the most striking Clematis is a variety called Vyvyan Pennell, With it’s double blue flowers which are interspersed with single flowers. This one is growing up a pergola in the Garden Centre and with no pruning or attention every May it delights us with this stunning display.

Wisteria in Flower

May 15th, 2014

Wisterias are wonderful, scented, climbing plants, which can grace a wall ,climb a pergola (as is ours) or if it’s one of the Chinese species of wisterias, climb up trees, to reach the sun 90ft above the ground. They like  full sun and with our one at Averys we spur back the lateral growths in the […]

Just arrived today, Clematis Josephine…

July 5th, 2013

It was a busy day at Avery’s Plant Centre  yesterday with a delivery of Clematis from our specialst supplier. We were bowled over by these wonderful Clematis “Josephine” what do you think. (Please note we are a boutique Plant Centre in rural Somerset. We do not keep a range of plants in stock all year […]