Category Archives: Advice

Helleborus Niger AGM

Helleborus Niger AGM from Larch Cottage Nurseries

How long do Helleborus flower? The Helleborus Niger AGM One of the nicest sights in the garden during the depths of winter is the Helleborus Niger AGM or Christmas Rose. An Evergreen perennial – which holds The Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM). bears flat, nodding, white flowers with golden stamens that can measure […]

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

rose blush noisette from larch cottage nurseries

The Larch Cottage Rose list 2018 is now available to download. Listing all the roses we currently have in stock the Rose List has information on the different types of roses available from Shrub roses to Climbers. Rambling Roses to Standards and Half Standards, as well as notes on fragrance, flowering times, roses that grow […]

Callicarpa Bodinieri var Giraldii Profusion AGM

callicarpa giraldii profusion from Larch Cottage

Callicarpa Bodinieri var Giraldii Profusion AGM really is the most beautiful shrub which really comes into its own during mid to late Autumn. The bright purple berries stand out like jewels in these dull days of Autumn bringing much wanted colour to the garden. At one time the Bodinieri species lost popularity mainly due to […]

Long Flowering Anemone for semi-shade

Anemone Wild Swan from Larch Cottage Nurseries

The beautiful, long flowering Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ Awarded Chelsea 2011 Plant of the Year’, Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ is a stunning  introduction by Elizabeth MacGregor. The large white flowers 7 to 9 cm across, have a distinct blue banding on the reverse and are held above attractive green foliage. Opening throughout the day, the flowers close to bells […]

Lime Tolerant Rhododendrons

Inkarho Rhododendeon Gomer Waterer

What is an Inkarho Rhododendron? An inkarho Rhododendron is a new lime-tolerant rhododendron rootstock which has taken over 20 years to develop and on to which many different and popular rhododendrons are being grafted. Where is the best place to plant a Inkarho Rhododendron? Although they appear rugged in the landscape, rhododendrons have a delicate root […]