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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 […]

Lifting Christmas trees

November 6th, 2016

  At this time of year we dig up a selection of 4ft Christmas trees and pot them into Red pots ready for decorating at Christmas. After Christmas, for  ever  tree  that was dug up one is replanted, and so the cycle go’s on providing cover and food for a wide range of critters from […]

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 […]

Goldenrain-tree (Koelreutria paniculata )

July 26th, 2016

Growing  Averys G.C is a nice specimen of the Goldenrain -tree (Koelreutria paniculata) covered in panicles of small yellow flowers which are being worked over by the bees. The seed pods in the autumn are like papery bladders ,which cover the tree. The leaves turn yellow in the autumn. Introduced from China in 1763 . […]

Paulownia & Joshua

July 24th, 2016

Every year I am amazed at the growth this Paulownia tomentosa (foxglove tree) which is growing in one of our nursery tunnel`s. Every year it is cut down to ground level only to emerge from fat buds in late march and then grow at an amazing rate of growth producing stems in excess of 15 feet […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]