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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jasper recommends Mahonia`s for the winter

November 13th, 2015

  Through the dark days of winter, one shrub which stands out with it`s bright yellow flowers to enliven the gloom are the Mahonia`s. The different specious of Mahonia will flower from the autumn months through to early spring. They have evergreen spiky leaves (Helps repeal intruders) and long yellow racemes(spikes) of very often fragrant […]

Giant Sunflower

September 10th, 2015

Some plants are so easy and great to grow and one of the top contenders for the most impressive plant to grow has got to be the Giant sunflower. Planted outside in a warm sunny spot  in May, and kept watered  through the summer they can easily reach 12ft in height.  In the autumn after the […]

Update on Robin nestlings

April 24th, 2015

Here is the latest photo of the young robins. Looking at them I would not be surprised if they didn’t leave home this weekend .Its beginning  to look a bit tight in the nest and the way mum and dad are being run ragged keeping them all  fed, will I feel come as a relief to tem.

Cleaning out nestboxes

February 5th, 2015

This time of year nest boxes should be opened up and  cleaned out.Remove all of last years nesting materials,before the start of the new season, leaving the box clean for when the birds  bring in fresh material to start the nesting season all over  again. This helps remove over wintering mites,etc who are just waiting […]

Sunflower Heads

September 26th, 2014

After a wonderful show this year, most sunflower heads have now set seed and beginning to dry out, making it an ideal  time of year to cut them  down , leaving about 6inches of stalk and them putting them into a dry place, such as a greenhouse or a  garden shed to  store . The seed could be […]

Organic slug killer

August 26th, 2014

I found Mr Toad amongst the plants pots in the green house, where he is ,I am sure doing sterling service keeping the slug population under control. On finding him, I remarked to one of the ladies who work at Avery’s, that perhaps she should kiss him to see if he turns into a prince. […]