Welcome to Lyonshall Nurseries & Garden Centre
Lyonshall Nursery is situated in beautiful Herefordshire countryside close to Mid-Wales. A highly recommended nursery and garden centre in Hereford, Kington, Leominster, Ludlow and Mid-Wales area by gardeners, people who want a great garden, tourists, day trippers and people who love visiting plant nurseries and garden centres.
Lyonshall Nurseries produce most of the seasonal, annual and bedding plants themselves.
Some combinations of plants just work well together. Tomatoes and basil, for example: not only do they look good, they make a perfect partnership in the cooking pot too.
But there are some combinations that go beyond looking (or tasting) good. Companion planting uses features of one pla…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Corylus avellana var. contorta
Winter beauty isn't just about flowers and colourful bark (important though they are): it's also about silhouettes against a frosty ground. And there's no more sculptural silhouette than a corkscrew hazel, its branches curling and contorting crazily in a wildly intricate dance. As January draws to a close, the catkins appear, dangling their long tassels like elegant exclamation marks among the twists and tangles.
Like all hazels, it's easy going and happy in any spot in the garden or in a roomy container. It grows slowly to about 3m and needs little care, beyond pruning out the occasional straight stem to keep that spectacularly twisted outline.
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Spruce up winter containers, dead-heading pansies to keep them flowering profusely and removing any dead branches, leaves or other debris. While you're at it, stick a finger into the compost to check it's still moist: it's easy to forget that containers sometimes need watering in winter, too.