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We have over 500 varieties of Perennials to choose from.
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August in the garden..... 

By now, you should be reaping the rewards from all your hard work in the garden, these past few months. Keep deadheading, feeding and watering to encourage new growth, and fill in any gaps in the borders with colourful and interesting herbaceous plants like Penstemon, Astilbe, Helenium and Agapanthus.

Summer Flowering Perennials.....

Moerheim BeautyAdd colour, texture and interest to your flower beds and borders from April to November with a selection of herbaceous perennials. They often attract bees and butterflies to their blooms, and make great cut flowers too. As they are incredibly versatile they can be used as fillers between shrubs, planted as groundcover beneath trees, grown in containers or planted on their own to create a classic herbaceous border. An easy alternative to annual flowers, returning each year and growing larger as they mature.

If planted early in the year, they can give an almost instant impact, while slower-growing trees and shrubs are getting established. Equally, they can often be easily moved if they are put in the wrong position.

Helenium Moerheim Beauty (Sneezeweed) - Dark copper-red daisy-like flowers from July to September. HEIGHT: 80cm

Spring-Flowering Bulbs.....

muscari mount hood          

The spring-flowering bulbs have arrived. As well as some NEW and interesting varieties this year, there will be a good selection of the traditional favourites.

Muscari Mount Hood (Grape Hyacinth) - A small clump-forming bulbous perennial with linear basal foliage and spikes of densly-packed, tubular flowers that are blue with the exception of those at the top of the spike which are white.

Fruit Trees.....


August is an excellent time to plant fruit trees. To help you choose the right one, the Fruit Tree Availability List has just been updated.

DISCOVERY(Bush Eating Apple) Pale green fruit flushed bright red. Crisp and juicy. Perhaps the finest early apple. Delicious when eaten straight from the tree.   POLLINATION GROUP: 3.  PICK: August. 


This year we have added three NEW varieties to our collection, Edda, Endellion and Sally, which were introduced at this year's Chelsea Flower Show 2014.

Our Clematis availability list has also been updated, which shows you the wide range of Patio, Hybrid and Species clematis we have available.



Extremely free flowering deep pink flowers with central deeper pink band, from late spring to summer. Ideal for growing in containers because of it's compact free flowering habit.






Very full, violet-purple flowers. Compact and free flowering from March-October, a perfect choice for growing on the patio in pots or containers or for smaller gardens. 





Masses of pink multi-coloured flowers with darker bar. Flowers are produced in great abundance. Ideal for growing amongst climbing roses on an archway. 



Jobs for.....August

  • Liquid drench your container-grown plants for vine weevil grubs. We recommend  Bayer Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2.
  • If you are going on holiday, don't forget to move your potted plants to a shady place to reduce their water requirements.
  • Harvest maincrop potatoes.
  • Late August is an excellent time to start sowing lawns. The warm soil and overnight dews give the seed a perfect start.
  • Keep deadheading flowering plants such as roses regularly so as to encourage flowering.
  • Prune out fruited canes on summer-cropping raspberries.


    For a more extensive list of gardening advice, have a look at the Daleside Garden Calendar for hints and tips, on what you could be doing in the garden at this time of year.  We regularly update the calendar with details of activities for the coming months.  

    Availability Lists - Regularly updated lists showing all the plants & trees we have in stock.

    It is well worth viewing our online Gallery, for anyone who appreciates the beauty of plants and flowers. All the photographs are taken by our in-house photographer and are available to purchase.  

    Product Availability Lists

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