Our exhibition Gladioli have just arrived in the shop at Heddon

Gladioli Bulbs (prices per 10 corms)

Large flowering Dutch Gladioli – 14cm+ corms

Planting can be done in succession from early March onwards to the end of May. The corns must be planted at least 15cm apart and will display much better if they are massed together. They should be planted 15cm below the soil; shallow planting encourages the flower spikes to topple and therefore requires staking. Height 90-120cm.

  • Amsterdam – White, Strong erect spike – £3.49
  • Bonfire – Fiery red and orange – £3.49
  • Buggy – Creamy white flowers with colourful yellow throats – £3.99
  • ChaCha – Lemon Yellow – £3.49
  • Cream Perfection – Cream with a hint of pink – £3.49
  • Esta Bonita – Carrot-Orange, mimosa yellow blotch – £2.99
  • Green Star – Lime Green – £3.49
  • Homecoming – White with purple lip – £3.49
  • Live Oak – Eye-catching bright orange – £3.99
  • My Love – Pink shaded rosy -white – £2.99
  • Perry – Pink and white with a deep magenta throat – £3.99
  • Topaze – Orange, red centre, ruffled – £3.49
  • Zorro – Dark red, velvet glow – £3.49

Gladioli Dutch Butterfly – 12cm+ corms

This strain of small flowered Dutch grown Gladioli has become very populat. The florets are of extraordinary texture and the unique colour combinations make them outstanding for decorative purposes. They suit the present day smaller homes and are ideal for artistic floral work. Height 60-80cm

  • Break O’Dawn – White with sunny yellow centres – £2.99
  • Mademoiselle de Paris – Bright red with a broad white throat – £2.99
  • Safari – Creamy yellow with deep red throat – £2.99

Glamourglads –12cm+ corms

A breed of semi-dwarf hybrids which grow to just 60cm. The colours are remarkably strong and remain so throughout the flowers life. As well as being ideal garden plants they are especially good for patio containers, given their manageable size. Excellent as a cut flower, as they flower from bottom to top at the same time.

  • Alana – Yellow with vivid orange red edges – £3.49
  • Flevo Cool – Lavender blue with a creamy white throat – £3.49
  • Flevo Flash – Velvet scarlet red, darker towards the centre with a white stripe –£3.49
  • Flevo Frizzle – Light purple and deeper violet blotches throughout – £3.49
  • Flevo Gipsy – Pinkish red with delicate white stripes – £3.49
  • Flevo Laguna – Unique bi-colour green/yellow with purple edges – £3.49
  • Silvia – yellow with red markings – £3.49

Early Flowering Dwarf Gladioli nanus – Hardy 10cm+corms

For planting under glass can be planted outside in a sheltered spot, protected against severe weather conditions. Hardy apart from in the far North. Height 40-50cm.

  • Claudia – Crimson red with yellow striped throat – £3.49
  • Nymph – Pure white with red blotch – £3.49
  • Robinette – Currant red, creamy edged stripe on lowest petal. – £3.49

Autumn . . . Natures natural time for planting

rhododendrons-2016-2It’s getting busy here at Halls of Heddon. Last week we took delivery of the new season Rhododendrons and Japanese Azaleas which although not during their flowering time at the moment, make quite an impact with the different coloured foliage amongst all the varieties. We are expecting delivery of containerised fruit and ornamental trees in ready for the weekend. By the end of the month Hedging and Soft fruit will have arrived and new rose stock is due to arrive early November.

By planting now you are giving your plants a really good start. The warm, moist soil will encourage the roots of your plant to grow meaning that when the weather warms in spring your plant has a root system more than able to support the plant and all its new growth.

Onion Sets and Shallots

Shallots and Onion Sets blogYour onion sets should be planted in early spring, with the tips just showing, roughly 5-10cm apart for medium to large onions respectively. Shallots should be planted at the same time of year but about 20cm apart as they produce bulbs on the surface in early summer.

If you have access to a greenhouse or cold frame you could give your onions and shallots a head start by setting them away in plug trays so the roots have a chance to develop before putting them into the cold ground.

Watch out for Birds pulling at the necks of your newly planted sets and bulbs.

Find our varieties on the back page of the price list below:

Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, Shallots and Garlic 2016

Its Chitting Time

Our range of Scottish grown seed potatoes are now in stock.

Seed Potatoes for Blog

Have a look at our Variety and price list below

Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, Shallots and Garlic 2016

To start your seed potatoes off or ‘Chit’, pop them in tray or box in a light, frost free area with good ventilation, I have mine in an egg box on the office window. The potatoes need to be in a single layer with the ends with the most eyes pointing upwards. They will be ready to plant when the eye growth is about 2cm and the risk of a harsh ground frost is gone.

Potatoes Chitting blog
Put into an egg box 28/01/2016
seed potatoes after 2 weeks
The seed potatoes about 2 weeks later starting to develop shoots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final additions for 2016

We have in the last week finalised the varieties for the 2016 season with a few last minute additions.

Small Decorative Sheval Megan, for which all first year royalty proceeds will be going to Cystic Fibrosis at Terrys request

Fimbriated Medium Semi Cactus Normandie Wedding Day for which a donation for each plant sold will be given to the National Dahlia Society on Johns behalf.

Small Decoratives Hillcrest Firecrest and Rossendale Roxy. Miniature Decorative Rossendale Parkey. Small Cactus Hillcrest Jersie, Small/Miniature Ball Ruth Ann and Waterlillies Wildwood Marie and Vivian Russel

New varieties in our catalogue for 2016

Check out the varieties that are new to our catalogue for 2016. Single flowered spray Chrysanthemum ‘Alyece Shaw’. Giant Dahlias ‘Café au Lait’ and ‘Fairway Pilot’. Large semi cactus Dahlia ‘Clearview Edie’. Medium Decorative Dahlia ‘Westerton JWH’. Medium Semi Cactus Dahlias ‘Cleo Lane’, ‘De la Haye’ and ‘Ryecroft Helen’. Collerette Dahlias ‘Pink Pat and Perc’ and ‘Sunshine Girl’. One of our own seedlings, Single Dahlia ‘Hadrian’s Sunset’. Small and Miniatures Decorative Dahlias ‘Blyton Valentine’ and ‘Blyton Everest’ respectively and Pompon Dahlia ‘Winkie Lambrusco’.  The final decision has not been made yet so there is the possibility of a few more of our trial varieties becoming available.

Schizostylis

Home Grown Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’, ‘S.C.Wilfred’, ‘H. Bryant ‘, ‘Park Princess’ and ‘Mollie Gould’ making a colourful autumn addition to our herbaceous range.

Schizostylis coccinea
Home Grown Schizostylis coccinea in our sales area.