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Sloe, sloe, quick quick sloe………

Posted by Wisley Plant Centre on 13 Nov 2009 at 10:48 AM

 . . . . it’s the time of year to plant your hedging. We have bundles of hedging plants which must be planted now, while they are dormant. They are field grown, lifted and bundled for your convenience, and they must be planted out immediately before they spring into life. Autumn is the best time as the soil is moist and it promotes root growth so your hedge gets off to a flying start.

    
 

This year we are proud to have in our range a mixed native bundle, ideal for making a natural looking hedge that is great for attracting wildlife.

 We also have bundles of Prunus spinosa – the plant that gives you those juicy black sloes for making sloe gin with. [Fill a bottle with pricked sloes, add some sugar and fill up with gin. Allow to permeate for a few months, turning daily.] 

Here’s what we have available:  
Description   Retail Price
CARPINUS BETULUS (HORNBEAM, 10 PLANTS)   £25.00
CORNUS SANGUINEA (DOGWOOD, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA (HAWTHORN, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
EUONYMUS EUROPAEUS (SPINDLE, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
FAGUS SYLVATICA (GREEN BEECH, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA (COPPER BEECH, 5 PLANTS) +   £25.00
HEDGING MIXED (NATIVE BUNDLE, 10 PLANTS) *   £19.99
LIGUSTRUM OVALIFOLIUM (PRIVET, 10 PLANTS)   £25.00
LIGUSTRUM VULGARE (PRIVET, 10 PLANTS)   £25.00
LONICERA NITIDA (SHRUB HONEYSUCKLE, 5 PLANTS) +   £12.99
PRUNUS SPINOSA (BLACKTHORN, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
ROSA RUGOSA (RAMANAS ROSE, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
ROSA RUGOSA ALBA (WHITE RAMANAS ROSE, 10 PLANTS)   £19.99
VIBURNUM OPULUS (GUELDER ROSE, 10 PLANTS)   £25.00
     
+   Note, bundle contains five plants
*   The mixed hedging bundle includes Acer campestre (Field Maple) x 2, Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood) x 1, Corylus avellana (Hazel) x 2, Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) x 3, Euonymus europaeus (Spindle) x 1, Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn / Sloe).

When planting your hedge try adding a packet of mycorrhizal fungi to the roots to improve establishment. For more information on rootgrow http://www.plantworksuk.co.uk/rootgrow_information.php  

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