Well, the madness of this Spring weather continues and as I write this on a cold and VERY wet Easter Monday I reflect on the fact that early Easter often tends to be disappointing weather wise!
I remember moving to a new house once during an early Easter and having discovered my chimney to be blocked and the central heating boiler condemned I still recall the bone chilling cold of those few days!
Anyway, with the warmer weather just about to arrive I thought I should let you know about a Rather Special Deal that I have in mind;
I have secured a small but very choice selection of Ornamental Cherry Trees. Expected to arrive Friday 6th April 2018. There are ten different varieties to choose from but as I have a maximum of four and a minimum of two of each variety it will be very much a case of the early bird catching the worm!
I will have Prunus Accolade, a small to medium tree with semi-double pale pink flowers which open from dark pink buds. In full flower it has an almost luminous quality and like many cherries the leaves turn to gorgeous orange and yellow shades in the Autumn.
Prunus Beni-Yutaka is a medium sized, umbrella shaped tree with large clusters of fragrant, semi double white flowers which age to soft pink. Again, the leaves turn a beautiful red colour in the Autumn.
Prunus Campanulata Felix Jury is commonly known as the Taiwan Cherry, its beautiful deep rose-coloured flowers with yellow stamen hang in clusters like bells. It is heavy with nectar and so will attract a lot of interest from the birds. This small pyramid shaped tree will look good in any garden.
Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’ is commonly known as the purple leaved plum and, as its name suggests, the dark purple leaves are a major characteristic and the handsome white to blush flowers make a superb contrast. It can produce a small plum- like fruit in the Autumn which is NOT EDIBLE to humans. A naturally handsome shape means pruning is rarely, if ever, needed.
Prunus Kanzan is one of the most popular flowering cherries. It produces large, double pink flowers which fill the canopy with colour. It has a spreading goblet shaped and will grow to about 25 feet.
Prunus pendula ‘Rubra’ is a weeper that is covered in pink single flowers in March and April. Ideal for a small garden and can even be grown in a container.
Prunus ‘Snow Goose’ is a small narrow and upright tree which is again suitable for limited space situations. As its name suggests the large, single flowers are white and with its characteristic long stamens which look like tassels it makes a fine statement in April.
Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ produces its wonderful, semi double, white flowers during the winter months and would make a fine contribution to any garden that could give it room to show off its flowers.
Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ is simply the pink flowered version of the above and is equally capable of brightening up the winter garden.
Prunus ‘Umineko’ This is my favourite! It is covered in pure white blossom in late spring which is enhanced by the arrival of the embryonic leaves which adds a light green colour to the sea of white.
Now, here is the good news:
They will all be priced at £29.99 and I will sell you THREE for £80!
Expected to arrive Friday 6th April 2018!!