Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Have you seen the hydrangeas at Fron Goch?

The colours, varieties & spectacular foliage we have available are bigger, better & more visually stunning than we have done before with hydrangeas. 

As few of our varieties include....

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate'    (rough-leaved hydrangea)

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    One of the new breed of hydrangeas, this handsome deciduous shrub has a long flowering period and mouthwatering colouring. When it first appears the foliage has a chocolate flush to its upper surface, while the reverse is a rich shade of burgundy. The lacecap-like flowers are made up of a violet-blue heart, with soft pink outer florets. A resilient and easy to grow shrub, it is suitable for adding a bit of colour to both borders and pots.
  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Black Steel Zambia'
black steel hydrangea

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Flower colour: rich pink (or bluish on acidic soils)
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A recently introduced cultivar that produces the much-loved flower clusters throughout summer and autumn, but these are carried on lustrous, near-black stems. This gives the plant a unique and attractive twist. The flower colour can vary when grown on acidic soils, but generally the deep pink flowers of 'Zambia' appear a lime green colour when they are first emerging, and both the young and more mature flowers contrast really well with its steely coloured stems. A very welcome addition to the family.
  • Garden care: Leave the old flower heads in place through the winter. As the new shoots start to emerge in spring cut back a third to a quarter of the previous seasons flowering stems to the base and cut back the remaining flower heads to the first pair of buds.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant

Shooting Star Hydrangea

The shooting star hydrangea is a broad-leaf (or macryophylla) hydrangea. Its official name is "Hanabi," which means "fireworks" in Japanese. It is a lacecap hydrangea. Lacecap hydrangeas have flattened blooms rather than full, spherical blooms. The shooting star cultivar is popular in part because it does not scatter pollen on the ground as many other species do, and because it has rare, multiplexed blooms. Hydrangeas in general are easy to grow once established, and the shooting star hydrangea is no exception. With only minimum care, this shade-loving shrub will reward you year after year with stunning blooms.

and many more including 'Lacecups', 'Teller Blue', 'Love You Kiss', 'Zero Blue', Hydrangea Sapphire', 'Noblesse', Kardinal Violet'.......

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

National Greatest Awards 2014 Silver for the Greatest Planteria Team.

On Monday evening, we very unexpectedly won another award!!! 

Securing 'Silver' in the National Greatest Awards 2014 for the Greatest Planteria Team. 

What a great team effort and amazing result!

Click here to see the results!

Carrier Bags for Charity..... The Welsh Air Ambulance Service

We do like to encourage our customers to help the environment by re use bags & help themselves to our cardboard boxes. However, we are also proud that each customer that has purchased a carrier bag from us recently has helped contribute to the local charity, The Welsh Air Ambulance Service. Well done you!

Each mission undertaken by the Wales Air Ambulance crew gets patients to the care they need in the quickest possible time. A helicopter can be launched within 3 minutes of receiving the emergency call, and can be anywhere in Wales within just 20 minutes.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Mae Fron Goch yn falch o noddi Gardd Pont y Tŵr ..... gwyliwch i weld a allwch chi ein gweld ni y dydd Gwener yma

 Fron Goch is the proud sponsor of Gardd Pont y Twr..... see if you can spot us this Friday

Plannu gardd yn her newydd i gynllunydd blodau o Ddyffryn Clwyd

Mae Sioned Edwards yn wyneb cyfarwydd i wylwyr S4C fel cynllunydd blodau, ond mae gan Sioned her arall hefyd y dyddiau yma wrth droi hanner acer o gae ger ei thŷ fferm yn ardd lysiau, ffrwythau a blodau.
Byddwn yn dilyn datblygiad yr ardd yng nghyfres newydd S4C, Gardd Pont y Tŵr sy'n dechrau nos Wener, 18 Ebrill wrth i Sioned, ei gŵr Iwan a'u dwy ferch fach, Nanw 9 oed a Malan sy'n 3 oed, dorchi llewys a dylunio gardd organig.
wedi colli pennod gyntaf Gardd Pont y Tŵr?  Peidiwch â phoeni, mae ar gael i’w weld ar catch up

Flower designer’s challenge to plant a new garden

Flower designer Sioned Edwards is a familiar face for S4C viewers, but these days Sioned faces another challenge; to turn half an acre of field into a vegetable, fruit and flower garden.
We'll follow the progress of the garden in the series Gardd Pont y Tŵr starting on Friday, 18 April. Sioned, her husband Iwan and their two small daughters, Nanw 9, and Malan 3, will roll up their sleeves and set about creating an organic garden.
 Missed the first episode of Gardd Pont y Twr? Don't worry it's available to view on catch up......  on clic

Great gifts for Gardeners.....Anrhegion gwych i arddwyr

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Join our Children's Club

Join our Little Digger club/ clwb plant y palwyr bach..... find our more on facebook or visit our website