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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 […]

Killerton Gardens

May 22nd, 2016

Had a trip out to the National Trust gardens at Killerton ,near Exeter. The Rhododendrons and Azaleas where supper but the star of the show was the  Pocket Handkerchief  tree or sometimes called the Ghost tree (Davidia involucrata) .

Inspecting this seasons ornamental trees

February 5th, 2016

Newly arrived this week is a delivery of really good ornamental trees in pots, ready for planting. Planted now they will get established before the dryer months  of the summer (we hope) and because these trees  are already well grown will give a blossom display if they are of the flowering varieties ,such as cherry.

Autumn foliage of Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)

November 12th, 2015

Growing within  Averys Garden Centre is a Maidenhair tree, which was planted to commemorate a young Downs syndrome boy called Kevin who passed away at as a teenager. The tree has taken a long time to get really established and grow away, but this year it has done really well and as can be seen by […]

Stourhead Gardens

October 11th, 2015

This is a great time of year to visit gardens and admire their autumn finery before the winter sets in. It is surprising the colour from the trees and the late flowers that are still there to be admired. Yesterday we visited Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire. A national trust garden and house open to the public. […]

Autumn Colour at Averys Garden Centre

October 8th, 2015

This year it looks like there are going to be some amazing displays of autumn colour, after the bumper crops of berries and fruit. When selecting a tree or a shrub for planting, it`s  always a good idea to consider what the expected autumn colour display could be, because the autumn display could be more striking […]

Cornus mas

February 16th, 2015

One of the first shrubs to flower in the year  is the Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) It`s branches are festooned with small, golden yellow flowers, which turn into edible  red fruits in the autumn. It  make`s a large shrub or a small tree and is very easy as to the position or the type of […]

Arbutus unedo `Strawberry tree`

November 12th, 2014

The Strawberry tree is a very interesting and attractive tree. It make a large shrub or a small tree. It’s  evergreen,  and at this time of year has its small, white bell shaped flowers, set in clusters, at the same time as its red strawberry shaped fruit. It prefers a sheltered position in moist but well […]