Sunday, June 28, 2009

German Nursery Bruns Pflanzen

During the last few weeks I have been travelling through Sweden, Denmark, Germany and UK one of my visits was to Bruns Pflanzen near Oldenberg Northern Germany. Bruns Pflanzen is a long established in fact almost 140 years and still run by the Bruns family. The company produces a wide assortment of plants for both landscape and Garden Centre market and has developed a wonderful visitor centre just beside the nursery with its own arboretum. See more about Bruns here.
Herr Gerhard Hopfner and Mr Pat FitzGerald

Wonderful looking specimen Bonsai plants at Bruns

The new visitor centre at Bruns Pflanzen which will open this summer for visitor groups to their Arboretum.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ensete and Musa

Ornamental Banana make a fantastic and dramatic statement to your garden. Planted in a secluded sheltered part of your garden, balcony or patio, these outstanding plants can give ambience and tropical feel to your garden. Once established and growing Ensete and Musa are easy care resilient plants giving invaluable effect to your living space. There are many tropical plants such as Canna, Ensete, Musa, Colocasia whihc are esy care once instructions are followed and can give you the topical feeling right at your own doorstep. You can now try them out for very little cost and establish some great plants of your own, a small investment for years of pleasure. Between 11am and 1pm today Sunday June 14th tune into Ideal Shopping channe here Ideal World TV – channel 644 on SKY and 22 on freeview or on the web

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our New Ceanothus Tuxedo

I am pleased to be able to say Ceanothus Tuxedo discovered here by myself on our nursery in Ireland is attracting increasing amount of attention on West Coast USA in trade press and enthusiast blogs. The plant is well received here in Ireland, UK and France. Ceanothus Tuxedo looks like becoming a mainstay variety in more than a few countries. See some of the following Blogs and Websites that have picked up on our introduction. Watch out for our Phormium Black Adder which is also now released on West Coast USA, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bloom 2009

Bloom is now well over and it was a fantastic success for visitors designers and exhibitors generally. With amazing weather clear blue skies and a record attendance of 55,000 people one could be forgiven for banishing the economic R word from all utterances during the show and thats exactly what most people did. any mention of the R word was treated with the distain of a grrrr word so the weekend was purely about enjoyment of all that is great about Horticulture!

The popular plants on our stand this year were Cordyline Charlie Boy, now sold out until 2010. Dierama or Angels Fishing Rods were an outstanding hit and Dierama Blue Belle, Dierama Merlin, Dierama Guinevere, Dierama Lancelot, Libertia Goldfinger. Popular also wast the most unusual yellow Dhalia called Knockout,. All of these can be bought in Garden Centres all over Ireland and UK.

Our Raymond Evison Clematis varieties were displayed in limited numbers at Bloom and now are released to Garden Centres nationwide so watch out for there they include the newly released variety Oh lala whch was shown to the public for the first time at Chelsea 2009 and of course 2008 Gold Medal Clematis Rebacca with its stunnind vivid red flowers is now released nationwide to our Garden Centre stockists in Ireland.

The show gardens this year were fantastic and more information can be seen on these at . FitzGerald Nurseries collaborated on a number of gardens at Bloom 2009 so we will be highlighting these in a later blog.