Country Images Magazine North Edition November 2017 - Page 50

• Now is the time to move shrubs, including conifers and evergreens, that have outgrown their position. Make sure you take as much root ball as possible and try to do this on a damp to wet day. A terrific trio to try in the garden this month is: Callicarpa boderinieri “Profusion” (Beauty Berry) A great shrub with masses of violet small berries around about now followed by rich autumn leaf colours. Will get to a height of about 3 metres but is very useful as a container plant. Needs a well drained, slightly acid soil in sun or part shade. Still Looking great at the moment and worth a try: Abelia grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ Coprosma ‘Evening Glow’ Coprosma ‘Fireburst’ I should also mention ornamental conifers and winter (bud burst) heathers, both of which are extremely hardy, have interesting shapes and give much needed colour throughout the winter and spring. Mahonia “Soft Caress” : A brand new variety this year, it gives the same bright yellow flowers as a traditional mahonia but has beautiful, fine cut, soft leaves that are non- thorny. Great in a shady position and very compact growth that is also ideal for a container. I believe this variety will become extremely popular. Don’t forget to tune in to my gardening feature on BBC Radio Derby, every Wednesday just after 1pm. Please keep contacting me with your gardening problems or if you would like your garden to feature in my article next year. Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’ Evergreen clematis that starts to produce cream flowers now until February, will happily grow on a north facing wall and doesn’t require any pruning so very low maintenance. ALL TYPES OF GARDEN WORK UNDERTAKEN Maintenance, Grass/Hedge Cutting, Rockeries, Paving, Fencing, Ponds, Planting (various) Including all types of DIY jobs you never get round to doing If you need help please contact me via email: or by phone Markeaton Garden Centre in Derby Telephone: 01332 292554 or search on Facebook Markeaton Garden Centre Advice Jacksdale Garden Centre Full Garden Makeovers No Job Too Small • Free Quotations No Obligation • Special Rates for OAPs COMPLETE GARDEN SERVICE/DIY For an affordable, reliable service Ring Steve on 01773 607993 or 07778 200200 Amber Valley Garden Services TREE SURGERY AND HEDGE SPECIALIST • TREE FELLING • HEDGE CUTTING • TREE PRUNING & TOPPING • CONIFERS REDUCED OR TAKEN OUT • LANDSCAPING WORK • FENCING WORK Quality Service & High Standard Assured Main Road, Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5HR Fully Insured For a Free No Obligation Quote T: 01773 605215 Call Rob on 07841 422 310 or 01773 607409 50 | OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 3.30pm Closed 25th December to 31st January The Garden Centre will reopen in February