cordata 'Cameleon' is a low growing herbaceous plant with colourful vivid
red, cream and dark green leaves. Plant it in the Autumn and divide and
plant pieces of underground stem at this time of year. You can see it in our
show garden. It is usually a trouble free plant and grows well in damp soil.
Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David' is a small herbaceous perennial. It is
suitable for partially shaded gardens, and has attractive light green
leaflets and stunning mid blue flowers with a delicate white element. Spikes
of delicate tubular, spurred flowers appear above the ferny leaves in spring
and summer. Some species of this plant self seed easily, others can be grown
from tuberous, fibrous or rhizomeous roots and grow in cracks in walls and
rockeries. In fact that it how we came across it. A yellow variety appeared
by itself, in our Westmoreland slate rockery, and seemingly, it has not
stopped flowering since! Both varieties are on show, so if you wish to call
to see our show garden in Tottington just give us a ring.
Our hanging baskets are getting better and better. For bright colourful
hanging baskets or tubs place your orders now.
Bulb Planting tips
Plant your tete a tete narcissus, or crocus in tubs or hanging baskets
for Spring displays.
Remember to feed them in the following year with a foliar feed and a slow
acting one feed such as bone meal. When they start to die down after a
couple of months, remove them from their container and replant with a good
quality compost. This should ensure that they will have a fresh reserve to
thrive and divide into more bulbs for the next Spring display.
Snowdrops are best planted "in the green" If you have snowdrops in a tub
then plant the tub directly into a shady position. They should increase and
provide early colour next year. Tulips don't usually provide a second season
and new bulbs should be planted in tubs in Autumn to ensure a bright spring