We’ve always been fans of Conifers at Paramount Plants – as part of our evergreen screening options and as instant hedging – they are right up there in our best sellers list. Over the past year we’ve travelled far and wide to source an amazing selection of new varieties to vastly increase our Conifer Collection for this season – view the entire selection here on the NEW! dedicated Conifer section of our website.
Conifers cover an incredibly wide range of trees including Cedars, Pines, and Yew, all conifers produce seed bearing cones – they actually occupy a huge amount of the Earth’s surface. They are very often the last trees you see when scaling mountains, many of these hardy specimens have evolved a shape especially designed to encourage heavy snow to fall off the branches without damaging them with its weight and as you would expect Conifers can survive the harshest of winters. Read more Our New Collection of Conifers
Did you listen to Gardener’s Question Time this week?
Here at Paramount Plants we’re often asked if hardy palms really are hardy enough for a UK climate and this week’s Gardener’s Question Time programme showcased the ‘Jungle Garden’ of Nick Wilson from Leeds, a fine example of just how hardy many of these plants can be. Read more Tropical Plants for UK Gardens
We wanted to share these stunning examples of how striking this South American native can look when grown here in the UK. Gunnera Manicata (more commonly known as
Chilean Rhubarb or Giant Rhubarb) is a reasonably hardy perennial with a clump spreading habit and is prized for its magnificently large leaves which regularly span to over 2 metres in width (and larger on more mature plants). It will add significant architectural interest to any garden or terrace. Read more Magnificent Gunnera Manicata (Chilean Rhubarb or Giant Rhubarb) – an architectural gem