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Big – Bushy and so Beautiful

March 24th, 2017

No not Alan! But our hedging plants! Jasper, our nursery hound explains that hedges are the ultimate garden boundary – they don’t blow down in the wind, absorb noise and are a fabulous home to a whole host of wildlife. And the good news is – this is the perfect time to plant a hedge, […]

Today is all about Snowdrops…

February 13th, 2017

Today is all about Snowdrops. Here at Avery’s we love Snowdrops, they grow in clumps by the river and are propagated at this time of the year. Today we are been lifting and dividing the clumps and potting them up to sell as young plants “in the green” So todays questions is do you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Days to Christmas

July 18th, 2016

Hottest day of the year so far.The sun is shinning and all`s right with the world apart from having to keep watering, so I thought you might want to know that there is only 159 days to Christmas and that the Christmas trees Jasper tells me,after he inspected them, are looking really good this year. […]

Corn Cockle

June 23rd, 2016

Cropping up in the waste area in the nursery is the Corn Cockle weed (Agrostemma githago) which has appeared out of nowhere. Seed could have been dropped by a bird or blown here on the wind, who knows? It use to be a very common weed of the countryside and arable fields but has become […]

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 […]

Hellebores and Camellias

March 8th, 2016

Plant colour  combinations often happen by chance. Here we have Jasper showing off a pink display of Hellebores and Camellias ,flowering at the same time. Hellebores make stunning displays in the winter especially with snowdrops and the Camellias  coming into flower herald the fact that spring is about to spring .

Tete a Tete Daffodils

February 24th, 2016

One of the best varieties of daffodils to plant, is Tete aTete  .It`s a short very free flowering daffodil that is not so damaged by the strong winds that we have been experiencing lately. At Avery`s we have plenty in pots (Buy two get one free) which will give instant colour in containers or planted […]

New Season Roses

October 23rd, 2015

This week we had our roses delivered which come bare rooted,  which we then  pot up ready for sale. Before they can be potted into 4lt pots the tops  have to be pruned hard and the roots trimmed, to stimulate growth. They are then potted into compost to which is added a long lasting fertilizer, so the […]