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Another 300 have just arrived!

December 3rd, 2016

Another 300 freshly cut Christmas trees from the Quantock Hills have just arrived. You will be pleased to see Jasper, the nursery hound, was supervising everyone.  

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 […]

Bacteria Canker on ornamental cherry

October 7th, 2016

In the Garden Centre we have an Ornamental cherry (Prunus Kanzan) from which from the bark is Oozing masses of gummy sap, which then runs down the trunk and consolidates into  a brown, glutinous blob. Normally when this happens there has been an injury to the trunk, but in this cases I can find no […]

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 […]

Jasper takes gold

August 22nd, 2016

Our resident gardening expert ,Jasper ,our English Bull terrier has scooped another gold for Britain by winning outright in the best old dog class (He’s now 10 ) at Buckham Fair in Dorset, where Candy Avery on his behalf received the champions rosette from the judge Martin Clunes ,who said that English Bull Terriers are favourite.

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. […]

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.

Jasper incapacity

June 10th, 2016

Jasper has asked me to apologies on his behalf for not posting his gardening photos but as can be seen hes not looking at his best because his so called mate,has made him wear this lampshade around his neck after having a toe removed and its not good for his image.

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 […]