Your garden is unique. Sun, shade and soil all conspire to make our garden spaces quite different. Every plant will thrive, given the right conditions. Taking a few moments to think about what and where you are going to plant, be it a tub, a border or a whole garden, can make all the difference.
We have worked hard to help you find the plants you are looking for. Be you a 'seasoned gardener', or someone 'just starting out', our on-line catalogue contains all sorts of useful information to help you get the best from your planting.
Every plant in our catalogue has a tip tag. This contains all sorts of useful information. For example. The best conditions for the plant to survive. When and where it will look it's best. And the style of garden it will compliment. We also highlight low maintenance plants and even those that will attract insects.
For the expert gardener, our catalogue is simply laid out. The new search facility will enable you to hone in on the variety you want quickly and easily.
Are you looking for inspiration? Use the links below for plant selections reflecting a particular style or feature.
We think this new website feature is a great way to help you discover new plants that will flourish in your garden!
We are always available to give advice and suggestions, so please ask when you next visit us at the nursery. Brian can also provide garden design and consultancy for those needing more support.
If you are going to visit for a specific plant please contact us in advance to make sure we have what you want available.
A style to evoke memories of holidays in the sun – lots of terracotta pots and paths, easy-care sun-loving hardy plants in well-drained soil. Focal points of dramatic colour and foliage, Raised beds with softer, fragrant planting.
An informal, romantic style. Plants are packed together, with lush, contrasting textures and colours, from soft and gentle to hot and fiery. Anything goes!
To recreate a coastal garden in the heart of the West Midlands, think gravel, sparse planting, focus points of found objects while beachcombing – driftwood, weathered wooden posts etc. Emphasis on silver or glaucous foliage, sea hollies, achillea, artemisia.
A garden of height, transparency and texture – tall plants among short. Walk through a summer meadow of ornamental grasses, asters and perennial sunflowers. They provide structure and drama through the cold winter months, touched by frost in the morning sun.
A naturalistic informal planting, quiet and gentle, mostly spring-flowering and low-growing. From groundcover to hidden treasures to brighten up a shady corner.
These are self-supporting tall plants, topped with flowers. They can be used for screening or hiding unsightly features. Choose plants of differing heights to vary the gradient of the border.
Down to the fine detail – choose plants which are long flowering, or need to be seen up close to fully appreciate.
These will only tolerate sun for up to a third of the day. They’ll appreciate a cool damp environment, and the best plants will have interesting foliage, as most shade-lovers will flower in spring.
The majority of perennials and grasses need sun for most of the day! There are plenty to choose from here.
Some plants need love and attention. Others look after themselves. Choosing low maintenance plants for your garden will reduce the amount of work needed to keep things looking their best.
These are usually sun-loving plants, which will provide food for butterflies, pollen for bees. Encourage natural predators such as ladybirds and hoverflies, who keep the numbers down of less welcome visitors to the garden.
We hope to see you soon!
Brian Ellis, Avondale Nursery, at Russell's Nursery, Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG.
Office Telephone & Fax : 024 7667 3662. Daytime Mobile : 0797 909 3096.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
We are unable to offer a mail order service.
Ordered plants can be collected from the nursery or plant sales (see Events).
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