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Planting soft fruit

November 4th, 2016

Newly arrived for sale are this seasons soft fruit,Raspberries,Blackcurrants, Gooseberries,and may more including Rhubarb which is classed as a vegetable and not a fruit. Many of the pots have five plants in for £8.00 which will give years of summer sorbets or better still clotted cream  and strawberries. AS it said`s on the telly,Treat yourself,it […]

Japanese maple in autumn colour

October 22nd, 2016

This year the autumn colours are stunning  and for a small garden a Japanese maple,of which there are numerous varieties and colours is an ideal choice. Jasper recommends buying and planting them now as you can see what the autumn colour is like and it`s the best time to plant them as they will establish […]

Euonymus europaeus ( Spindle Tree)

October 6th, 2016

As the weather starts to turn colder, the trees and shrubs start closing down for the winter giving us a final burst of colour in the Autumn months before winter exerts it`s icy influence. One of the best large shrubs for brilliant reds with red and orange seed capsules is our native Spindle tree (Euonymus […]

Clerodendron bungei

August 29th, 2016

An interesting, easy  shrub growing at Avery`s and of course being shown off by our resident gardening expert is Clerodendron bungei. It likes a sunny well drained position where it will produce large rosy-red, fragrant, flowers in Aug-Sept. It tends to sucker a lot which need to be kept in check or dug up to plant […]

Sunflowers & wildflowers

August 28th, 2016

This year we planted the sunflowers` var Giant Yellow which always with us reaches heights of 10 feet plus but this year we have directly under sown them with several different colour collections of seed mixtures and as can be seen Jasper is very pleased with the results . He recommends that the best time to sow […]

Cornus kousa

June 11th, 2016

Growing at Averys Garden Centre is this young specimen of Cornus kousa showing of it`s white very showy bracts, which are followed by strawberry like fruits in the autumn and leaves which turn bronze and crimson. Not recommended for chalk soils. Introduced from Japan and Korea in 1875.

Wisteria

May 23rd, 2016

Growing at Averys Garden Centre over an arch is a lovely Wisteria ,with flowers hanging down to nearly 3ft. The only attention it gets is to be pruned back hard in the dormant months to the main stems ,which then repays us with this wonderful display. They can also be highly scented. Wisteria like to […]

Grown your own veggies

May 17th, 2016

Now that the temperature is beginning to rise and that the forecast is for a spell of rain ,these make ideal growing conditions for the veg garden Plants such as leeks, Sweet corn and all manor of salad stuff will grow  away very quickly if planted out as young plants or will germinate well if sow […]

Prunus `Hiller Spirea`

April 28th, 2016

In the hedge between Averys Garden Centre and the road are planted Prunus Hillier Spire. It is a magnificent cherry and ideal for roadside planting as it has an up right habit and wont overhang the highway. It has soft pink flowers with rich Autumn tints. An excellent tree for the larger garden but after ten years it […]

Ornamental Cherry

April 26th, 2016

One of the wonders of Spring, is the blossom of the ornamental cherry trees .No garden need be without at lest one as they come in a wide range of colours and sizes. Some like the Flagpole cherry (Prunus Amanagawa) is as its name suggest, narrow and upright. Ideal for the small garden. It has […]