July’s plant of the month is Conifers

conifer

Few gardens rely solely on flowers for year-round interest, they also need a  structure of different plant shapes, colours and textures to provide a background and maintain year-round appeal. Conifers are ideal because they are available in so many forms, are hardy, easy to care for and long-living.

Conifers will tolerate most soils, but avoid planting in areas that waterlog regularly. A very chalky soil will suit Taxus (yew), some junipers and pines.  Local climate, such as areas of high or low rainfall, can affect height and spread. To help you choose the right conifer for your garden ask our nursery staff.