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Colour explosion Imogen Sawyer at Lane End Nursery explains what we should expect to see in our gardens this spring... ■ APRIL is the month when plants really seem to shake off the winter and burst out into fresh growth. New shoots appear on trees and shrubs, some green but some spectacular colours of orange, red, pink or yellow. Acer Palmatum hybrids have a wonderful colour range with the new shoots gradually changing as they open to the full sized leaves. Acer Brilliantissimum pictured left) has shrimp pink shoots which turn to yellow then green leaves. It is a small tree with a rounded dome shaped canopy and fits neatly into smaller gardens. Pieris, particularly Pieris Forest

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Flame, is covered in bright red new shoots for several weeks. A sharp frost will damage the shoots and turn them brown, but the plant soon recovers and puts out new growth once the weather warms up again. Pieris are shade tolerant so try to plant them under a tree canopy which will help shelter them from the worst of the cold. Other shrubs are busy producing flowers rather than new shoots. Many Viburnums are spring flowering, producing heads of pinkwhite strongly scented flowers. They are also good for a shady spot so tuck one away in a gloomy corner and enjoy the scent in the whole of the rest of your garden.

UPCOMING COURSES/EVENTS • Baskets & Pots • Herbs, Bulbs, Spring Bedding Herb Course Sat & June: 2-4pm • Cultivation Perennials &and Shrubs usage of both culinary • and Fruitmedicinal & Ornamental herbs.Trees Come and learn about theseall fascinating plants • more Garden Courses year round £15.00 see website for full details Lymm Open Sun- Saturday 29 June: • Get ready for Gardens Mothers Day 1st March In aidyour of Stown Rocco’s Plant pot orHospice. buy oneSponsored ready by Lane End Nursery. Tickets available made. Children welcome from the Nursery or Lymm Festival Box • Easter Pots - Sat 15th/16th April Office - £5 Adult £1.50 Child Plant our own Easter pot or buy one For full details phone welcome or see our website ready made. Children Garden visits visits can can be be arranged arranged to to help help with with Garden those problem problem areas. areas. those Please Please call call for for an an appointment. appointment. Old Cherry Lane Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0TA Tel: 01925 752618 www.laneendnursery.co.uk E-mail: rsawyer@onetel.net

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