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5, Winterton Way, Redwood Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5PA

Office: +44 (0) 1743 241 706
Mobile: +44 (0) 7802 453 359
jason@hornbygardendesigns.co.uk

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Your Plants

Obviously when we are specifying plants for your garden we will give you their details, however, there's a good chance that your garden may have plants in it that you know nothing, or very little about…

This list of plants is only the tip of the iceberg, but it should cover those more commonly found in gardens throughout Shropshire and the UK. If however you have a plant in your garden you are not familiar with, please feel free to get in touch. Simply take a photo and send this to us along with our question and we’ll do what we can to help. Also, if we have missed any plants that you feel really ought to be here, do let us know and we’ll add them.

Grasses

Grasses give the addition of wonderful movement and sound to the garden whether they are living or dry. Once established they are low maintenance, in spring the evergreen varieties need dead growth removing, and the perennials need cutting to within 3-4 inches of the ground. Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ gives a contemporary feel to a garden with the silver blue foliage drapped over the side of a metal container. Miscanthus sinensis Graziella is a great focal point at nearly 2 metres tall and easy to grow, changing from green to orange in Autumn providing seasonal interest. A wonderful engaging sensory addition to the garden, Pennisetum alopecuroides viridescens loves full sun, fully hardy, growing to 90 x 60cm, it produces grey to purple flowers on a mound of green foliage.

Trees 

Greatly under used, Catalpa Bignonioides Aurea or Indian Bean Tree is deciduous with large pale fresh green heart shaped leaves, producing slender bean pods in late summer to accompany the white flowers, it can also be pruned hard in early spring to maintain as a shrub. Prefers wet well drained soil, in a sunny sheltered position.