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Carpenders Park Garden Centre

Carpenders Park Garden Centre flourishes as Hertfordshire's most inspirational garden retailer, coupled with our award winning plant nursery. We invite you to view our ever expanding range of garden products from seasonal plants to garden structures and water features or simply relax and let our wealth of ideas and displays inspire you in your garden. Read more...

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YOU WILL ALSO FIND: - Ample free parking - Free advice from our experts - Local Delivery Service - Carry to car - High chairs  - Wheelchairs

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Plant of the Week: Salix caprea pendula

Plant of the Week: Salix caprea pendula

The Kilmarnock willow is perhaps the best-loved of small garden trees, a graceful little thing no taller than a person with arching branches cascading in a waterfall of fresh green foliage all summer. Its best season, though, is early spring when the 'pussy willow' catkins erupt from bare branches like furry golden dormice, so soft you won't be able to resist stroking them as you pass.

In the open garden, give your Kilmarnock willow a damp, sunny spot to show it off at its best: they are so architectural they make very fine specimen trees for the centre of a lawn. They're also very happy in large containers, though make sure you keep it well watered as willows never like to dry out.

Keep the tree's lovely waterfall shape with a little light pruning in winter, taking out any shoots growing in the wrong direction and spoiling its shape, plus any which are showing signs of disease or which have died back. Every few years, shorten new growth by about a third to encourage the tree to produce lots of new shoots and keep its dense curtain of foliage looking good. 

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Mulch Trees

Mulch established trees now with a good layer of well rotted manure, leaf mould or garden compost, but make sure that the mulch does not touch the trunk this is to prevent pests and diseases harming the bark. Best done after rain so moisture is trapped.

Opening hours

  • Monday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Friday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    08:30 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    09:30 - 17:00

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