Only a week before mothers day so before the sea of pastels i thought i would treat myself and our customers to some greens. Its very important to get your 5 a day (inbetween cake) so here we have green hydrangeas, green sweet williams, green viburnum, green lotus and green muehlenbeckia. You might be forgiven for thinking an all green bouquet would be dull ….but with all those textures you dont need any other colour.
Haws indoor watering can. A one litre watering can in galvanised metal with an all brass rose. It is made in Smethwick, West Midlands, England
This is a beautiful little watering can. It is usually only available in various powder coated finishes from Haws but they have kindly made a very limited quantity in galvanised metal for us here at The Potting Shed.
This is a world wide exclusive!! Available in the shop or online
Very exciting consignment of antlers has turned up in the back of Keith’s van. These will be mounted in due course on various plaques. Antlers seem to be very in fashion at the moment, perfect for that baronial look…
Todays creation comprises, mini primroses planted on to an old French terracotta roof tile. The compost is held in with 2 silver birch logs then bound with string and ivy. A lovely uplifting gift to cheer the spirit!
Amazing slipper orchid hybrids. Just love these, every one has its own character with their little warty often hairy faces. These also have lovely mottled foliage, just keep in a warm shady position and enjoy…
More beautifull helleborus. This time helleborus x ericsmithii which is a hybrid between niger and sternii. The flowers open a rich cream then fade to a lovely parchment colour with the whole effect lasting for months. They look great in these chunky weave baskets. They would be great for a winter wedding……
With valentines looming i thought i would share this moss heart entwined with the beautifull raspberry Rubus pectinellus v trilobus from Taiwan courtesy of Crug Farm plants. This little beauty is planning a takeover in a shady spot in my garden so this treatment is perfect to keep it in check The more shade it recieves the better which make its black and silver zoned leaves colour up..
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Tagged moss, rubus
Helleborus time is well and truly upon us. These little niger hybrids are very cute in there vintage terracotta pots. A perfect gift or why not half a dozen down the centre of the table.
Gorgeous bouquet of helleborus x hybridus, mrytle, ivy and cornus. I get confused with the naming of these, some people call them orientalis. You would have to ask Will Mclewin who is an authority on them and peonies at his Phedar Nursery in Romiley. There has been lots of breeding work on hellebores some great colours; blacks, greys and yellows…. they are even doing ones where the flowers face upwards! quite hideous.
Cute mini bay trees wrapped in palm bark being packaged up on a journey to there final destination Peppermint Bay, Spinningfields, Manchester. Here the package will be opened and they will carefully be placed in tiny glass cubes and sit on the tables to be enjoyed by all the customers and the staff as well……. Have a safe journey!!!
Friendly feline visitor. This little fellow pops into the shop to see us every so often, stays for about an hour , has a saucer of milk then vanishes. He/she has a striking white coat.
Mini white muscari . These are so cute …normaly available in baby blue …we just had to have these white winter treasures.
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Tagged bulbs, cats