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Price reductions at Suttons Seeds

by Sarah - July 24th, 2013.
Filed under: Price Reductions, Suttons Seeds.

Suttons Seeds reduced the price on these items today

Abeliophyllum distichum (White Forsythia)

Abeliophyllum distichum (White Forsythia) was £19.99 now £17.99
A member of the olive family, this deciduous shrub is a must in early spring, before the new leaves form, purplish buds all along the naked branches open into attractive small, white, almond-scented flowers. After blooming, glossy green leaves appear. Flowers in February. Height 1-2m. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.

Hedge Collection - Wildlife-friendly

Hedge Collection – Wildlife-friendly was £24.99 now £19.99
Hedgerows provide food and shelter for many insects and birds. The greater the variety of shrubs and trees, the more wildlife will be attracted. Different blossoms at different times provide nectar over a longer period, and so support more wildlife. Berries and fruit-bearing trees are an important food source for many birds during the winter, especially when the ground is too frozen to hunt for worms or snails, and there are few insects about. As well as the many native berry-bearing species as the haws (from the hawthorn), attractive shrubs like cherry plum, hazel and crab apple are especially good for a wide range of birds.Winter is the best time to plant fruit and berry bearing trees and bushes in the garden so why not consider this Wildlife Hedgerow? With 5 sloes, 3 hazels, 1 cherry plum and 1 crab apple, you can create a 4m long hedge in your garden that will look great, and that birds and wildlife will love.CRAB APPLE (Malus sylvestris) – This is a lovely flowering species with white, pink-tinged blossom in spring, followed by small sharp-tasting fruit. If the birds don’t get the apples first, you could try making a crab apple jelly.HAZEL (Corylus avellana) – A fast-growing deciduous hedging plant, covered in yellow catkins from January to March. Its soft, rounded leaves turn an attractive orange-gold in autumn, and the tasty nuts ripen in September and October.CHERRY PLUM (Prunus cerasifera) – A deciduous hedging plant reaching 6-15m tall. One of the first trees to flower in spring, its white flowers appear from mid February. Fruit reaches maturity in late summer/early autumn. Recommended by the RHS as an attractant and nectar source of bees and other beneficial insects.Delivered as bare root plants.SLOE (Prunus spinosa) – A British native form of wild plum, bearing numerous blue-black fruits which are bitter to taste, but make the most marvellous liqueur when soaked over winter in gin! The spiny plants are quite spectacular in late winter when smothered in brilliant white blossom. All these trees can be maintained at a manageable height.

Hamamelis Plant - Diane

Hamamelis Plant – Diane was £29.99 now £24.99
Large, hardy deciduous shrubs grown for their dramatic autumn foliage, which turns from a bright green to spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red, and their clusters of fragrant, frost-resistant, coppery-red flowers, which cling to the bare stems in winter. Flowers January-February. Height 4m (13′). Supplied in a 5 litre pot. For BEST VALUE, Pick and Mix any 6 perennials or shrubs and get the two cheapest plants FREE!