But we’ve hardly had a Summer yet!
I know… but it’s worth knowing that we tend to stock early for the coming seasons, and this year is no exception.
Already the August cries of ‘Are you closing down?!’ have abated, as our stock of 3ltr shrubs, perennials and climbers are now potted and on display. I’m most excited about the perennials, which I expect will sell quickly. For the time we’re growing Hosta ‘Empress Wu’, one of the largest hostas in the world.
Growing up to 1.5m and spreading to 2m, it really would make a statement… providing you have the space.
We’re a little late to the party, but we’ll also have a few Salvia ‘Hot Lips’. I’m not convinced the flower lives up the hype, seems a bit lost amidst the foliage to me (but then I’m colour blind… which doesn’t help!)
Aside from the shrubs etc., we’re already selling the first violas and pansies. Our trailing range is proving ever popular, and the breeders of the ‘Cool wave’ range we stock, promise it’s as well branched and ‘florific’ (apparently) as ever. It’s one which works in a basket all alone, though due to it’s vigour, I really think that it differs from standard autumn basket pansies in that it’ll need a bit of extra feed. So don’t skimp on the quality of the compost! Our Levington M2 mulitpurpose is more expensive than most retail composts (it’s actually a professional range you wont get elsewhere) but it’s worth the money. I guarantee you’ll appreciate the difference.
We’ll have a full range from early September, until the end of October. So come on down, and please don’t wait too long, November shoppers will miss us at our best.