This Month's Featured Guide
This new patio quince has been developed by fruit authority Will Sibley, who has for many years been working on a range of fruit trees for the home gardener. Naturally compact in habit, it has been grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock and will thrive in a container for many years to come. It produces an abundance of attractive blossom followed by large round fruits that are very sweet for a quince and make superb jelly. The tree is very disease resistant and will produce up to 50 fruits within 3 years. Can be kept restricted to a height of 1.2m (4ft).
Supplied as a one year old tree in a 4 litre pot. The tree is grafted at about 30cm (1ft) above soil level and has 2-3 shoots about 20cm (8in) long that will quickly develop into a bushy head.
Season: Oct - Dec.
Plant size: 4 litre pot.
Available for delivery: from late July 2019
Please note: Sibley's Patio Quince is excluded from the 'Buy any 2 Pot Grown Fruit Trees SAVE £5' offer.
Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Also known as the ‘hardy kiwi’, this species of kiwi (Actinidia arguta) produces grape-sized fruits with very thin ‘fuzzless’ skins. The flavour is sweeter than the ‘fuzzy’ kiwi and the fruits can be eaten whole - they don’t even need to be peeled. Kids love them! The vine is very hardy (down to -34°C).
Plant size: 3 litre pot.
Available for delivery: all year.
Rheum hybridum 'Thompson's Terrifically Tasty'
This aptly named variety goes back more than 80 years to the village of Great Oakley in Essex. It has been selected year on year and replanted by the Thompsons, who grow rhubarb commercially for sale into the London wholesale markets. It's great attribute is that it is the very first outdoor rhubarb on the market, as early as February, which means that it competes with the forced 'Golden Triangle' rhubarb but without all the bother of harvesting in the cellar with a candle on your head! In the first New Year flush the stems are shortish but thick and plentiful. The second crop in mid summer is an altogether larger stem of fine mid red colour. The flavour is delicious and when cooked with a handful of elderflowers makes a superb dessert.
Available for delivery: late November - mid April.
One of the showiest Japanese flowering cherries and probably the most widely grown, producing masses of dense double-pink blossom in late April. The spring foliage is coppery-red turning green in summer and then orange in autumn. The tree is strong growing with an upright habit and wide arching branches. Very reliable and easy to grow. Chalk tolerant.
Height x spread in 10 years: up to 5m (16ft).
rootgrow™ can offer huge benefits to almost all garden plants. It is the only product that will support your plants for their entire lifetime, making it probably the best value purchase you will make. Comprising of (UK origin) Mycorrhizal fungi, rootgrow™ is 100% natural and is the only planting aid to carry the RHS seal of approval.
For better establishment, naturally healthier plants, better drought resistance and stronger flowering and fruiting, rootgrow™ is all you need. Mycorrhizal fungi will colonise the plant and develop into a huge secondary root system that will increase the root area of your plants by up to 700 times in just a few weeks. This will help the plant find essential nutrients, minerals and moisture, enabling the plant to establish quicker and reducing the risk of failure.
One simple application at planting time is all that is required. Once you have used this amazing product you will wonder how you ever managed to grow your plants without it!
Almost all new plants will benefit from rootgrow™ but there are a few exceptions: blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers & brassicas. It should be noted that using rootgrow™ on these plants will not harm them - it just won’t work.
One 150g sachet will treat up to 25 bare root plants or 7 x 3 litre pots.
Pack size: 150g.