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'Holly Bush'

Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs

…as part of a mixed border. Holly plants also make a fantastic dense hedge, for which Ilex aquifolium and Ilex x altaclerensis are the best species to use. The spring flowers are highly attractive to bees and are followed by red or yellow berries on female holly bushes, if a male pollination partner…

Birds | Encouraging wildlife

…various insects. You can help feed birds naturally in your garden by planting shrubs with autumn fruits and berries such as crab apple, hawthorn, holly, pyracantha and wild roses (Rosa canina and Rosa rugosa), and seed plants such as sunflowers and teasel. For more plants for birds see our 'Plants…

Climbing Plants for Walls and Fences | Plants for a Purpose

…(Japanese Quince) Clematis alpina Clematis armandii Clematis montana Cotoneaster horizontalis Euonymus fortunei (Winter Creeper) Garrya (Silk-tassel Bush) Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea) Ivy (Hedera helix) Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' (Honeysuckle) Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' (Late…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…Symphoricarpus and Pyracantha are also attractive to both birds and bees. Leycesteria and Holly also produces berries that attract birds (although you will need to make sure that you have a female holly with a male nearby to pollinate), and Sarcococca provides a good source of winter berries when…

What to do in the garden in November

…• Now is the ideal time to plant a magnolia tree for a beautiful spring display. * • Gather up fallen leaves from around the base of rose bushes which suffered from blackspot or rust this summer, to reduce the chance of infection next year. * • Continue to lift dahlia tubers, begonias…

What to do in the garden in December

…as they will provide frost protection to the swelling buds further down the stems. * • Gather up fallen leaves from around the base of rose bushes which suffered from blackspot or rust this summer, to reduce the chance of infection next year. * • Move containers of shrubs or bedding plants…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session February 10th 2012

…remove any weak or damaged wood from the base of the stem. Try to retain a basic structure of up to 10 sturdy stems to create a nicely shaped, open bush. Blackcurrants fruit on young wood, so after the fourth year you can start to encourage fresh new shoots to develop by removing a third of the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 11th January 2013

…well. Some easy-going evergreen shrubs include Aucuba, Berberis, Daphne, Euonymus, Fatsia (which is big-leaved and architectural), varieties of holly, Pittosporum, Escallonia, Osmanthus , Garrya (fantastic winter catkins) and dwarf conifers. It sounds like your garden is mainly part shade - on our…