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British Grown Christmas Trees

Our British-grown, freshly-cut Christmas trees will available again from 24th November, with a range of different types and sizes including cut and pot-grown trees.  We have two different types of firs - the Nordman Fir (Abies nordmaniana) and the Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) - and...

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Coronavirus | COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: 5th November 2020   We are staying open and trading as normal. Under the latest Government guidelines for England, Garden Centres are exempt from the November lockdown so we will be open our usual hours of 9.00am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri, 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays. We...

Why winter is a great time to plant trees

The winter months (December to March) are a great time to plant trees. In the winter, trees will either be dormant or be approaching dormancy. This means they are not actively growing. You could say your tree is resting. But while the above-ground parts of your tree...

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7 tips on how to protect tender plants in winter

With autumn approaching there is now a chance of overnight frosts or heavy rain. Plants like citrus, tree ferns, bananas, dahlias, begonias, cannas and tender salvias will be at risk of damage if left unprotected. Here are some ways you can protect them. 1. Wrap your...

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Autumn Berries

If you feel your garden is lacking colour or interest in the autumn, why not consider introducing plants that grow brightly coloured berries? We have a wide selection of trees and shrubs that, in addition to their spring...

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Caring for your Japanese Maples (Acers)

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and other species) can provide a beautiful feature in a garden with most varieties showing fantastic autumn leaf colour with bright reds, fiery oranges or stunning yellows. Contrary to popular belief, Acers can be grown in most soils in the local area...

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Autumn at Greenshutters and new exciting plants

It’s been a mixed summer, beginning wet and cool in June, warming up in July, and mostly cooling back down in August with a few hot spells breaking it up. Autumn is now here with some welcome rain. The Brugmansia in our greenhouse seem to...

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Easy to grow | Sedums

Sedums are herbaceous perennials with thick succulent leaves and stems. They are also sometimes called Stonecrops. They produce clusters of fascinating star-shaped flowers that often change colour throughout their blooming time which are also very popular with beneficial insects. There are 2 main categories of...

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Grape Britain

The trend for warmer weather has resulted in the UK seeing a huge investment in English Wines, with approximately 1.5 million new vines having been planted over this last winter. The southern English climate is conducive to growing grape vines either...