Early signs of Spring

As winter begins to fade signs of sping can be found in the garden and countryside.  The catikins of the Hazel come in February and as the trees are leafless they are easy to spot. These pendulous catkins are the male part of the flowers, the female flowers are the red tufts that grow out…

Warming colours of Witch Hazel.

The cold grey weather of February is brightened up for us here at Cramden Nursery by the vibrant flowers of the Witch Hazel. The spidery flowers come in oranage, red and yellow and give a gentel scent of the summer to come . The Witch Hazel begins to flower as early as January, bringing us…

Heavenly Hellebores

February is a time of anticipation for spring and summer colour in the garden. There are, however plants that can liven up your garden with colour even in this grey month. Hellebores come in an array of colours to brighten up your borders with either simple single flowers or dramatic double flowers.