Nursery Newsletter October 2016 
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October 2016

Open for Autumn...
Just a reminder that the nursery stays open to visitors until the last Sunday in October.  Our normal opening hours apply:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm.  This is the perfect time to come and see lots of grasses in flower; especially Miscanthus, Molinia, Panicum and Pennisetum.  They have been looking particularly good in the low autumn sun.

Lots of new things are still going out for sale.  Most recently we have put out: Centaurea montana 'Lady Flora Hastings', Solidago x luteus 'Lemore' and Bergenia 'Claire Maxine'.  As always, keep watching the website, or come and see us during Ocotober.


Star Plant this Summer: Geranium 'Fay Anna'.
Every year there are some plants that really stand out as star performers, and this year it has to be Geranium 'Fay Anna'.  Still going strong, it has been covered in lilac-pink flowers non-stop since May.  The bronzed foliage with spring and autumn tints makes a good well-behaved clump 45cm tall and 90cm across.  The plant is sterile, so there is no self-seeding to worry about, but, best of all, it is always humming with bees.  We love it.

Looking good on the nursery now:
Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Lachsglut'

Although the names have changed to Symphyotrichum we still think of these Autumn stalwarts as "Asters"!  We have a number of unusual varieties this year, including:

Symphyotrichum 'Freiburg'
S. laeve 'Nightshade'
S. novae-angliae 'Lachsglut'
S. novae-angliae 'Rosa Sieger'
S. 'Oktoberlicht'

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Sesleria autumnalis
Sesleria autumnalis

An unusual late summer and autumn flowering, evergreen, grass that has been popularised by contemporary garden designers such as Piet Oudolf.

Ideal for edging beds, mass planting or container growing.  Easy and hardy!

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Dianthus cruentus
Different Dianthus

Not all Pinks or Carnations are the same! See below for a selection of some different Dianthus to add to your borders.
We have strong young plants ideal to plant now for flowers next year:

Dianthus amurensis
D. carthusianorum
D. cruentus
D. superbus
D. 'Tatra Blush'

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'
Pennisetum 'Foxtrot'

We are pleased to offer this selection of the HARDY Pennisetum alopecuroides for sale for the first time this year.  Big clumps of lush green foliage and dark reddish bottle-brush flowers in autumn.

An ideal specimen grass.

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