Buckland Nurseries was established as a family run garden centre business over 150 years ago.
The business was founded by Thomas Hogg in 1865 and has continued through six generations of the Hogg family into the hands of David and Linda Hogg (pictured alongside).
Buckland Nurseries stocks a wide range of perennials, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, roses, herbs, garden sundries, tools, turf, seeds, paving and gravels and the friendly team looks forward to giving you a lovely welcome when you next visit their traditional Garden Centre.
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November Garden Notes
Now that autumn is well upon us, it is tempting to tidy up and leave the garden alone until spring shoots appear. However, there are many options which will provide striking colour both now and into the depths of winter.
If you have the space, the gracious plumes of pampas grass (Cortaderia Selloana) will provide a wonderful 2 x 2 metre backdrop or focal point – beware any plants too close as they will swiftly be smothered. Many Cornus such as Siberica, Alba and Flaviramea will also impress with their rigid, vibrant stems. Euonymous, Elaeagnus and Fatsia will give good evergreen foliage cover, and conifers of all shapes and sizes will shrug off the rigours of winter. Learn to love ivy – good examples are the broad-leaved Hedera Sulphur Heart and Gloire de Marengo. These are excellent for wildlife, with pollen, berries and winter protection. Hollies (Ilex), Pyracantha and Gaultheria mucronata also have berries of various colours.
Flowers can be provided by Skimmia , Viburnum (such as Bodnantense Dawn)and Mahonia. Winter-flowering heathers and hellebores are smaller but a reliable addition to a winter colour palette.
There is still time to:
– plant hedging and bare-rooted plants
– plant spring-flowering bulbs
– fill in bare lawn areas with fresh turf
– mulch tired beds and borders
– cheer up front door steps with topiary, winter hanging baskets and fresh pots of autumn interest.