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January

A Time for indoor jobs!
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Put on a dazzling display even in the dead of Winter, combining the bright stems of Dogwood and Birch, under-planted with Winter-flowering heathers.*Star Performers* Witch Hazel and Christmas Box for colour and fragrance.
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February

Amazing Snowdrops at Smeaton Lake
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Carpets of cheery Snowdrops come alive around Smeaton Lake. Wild birds are kept happy with our Window Feeders - see how many different species visit.*Star Performers* Daphne mezereum and Lenton Rose in many colours.
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March

the start of spring?
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Plant Raspberry Canes and Bare-root Hedging by the end of this month. Get ready for Seed Sowing and Tattie planting. Fresh-looking Herbs and Perennials start now.*Star Performers* Camellias, Evergreen Clematis and Early Cherry Blossom Trees.
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April

Spring continues
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A burst of colour in every corner of the Nursery! Cherry Blossom, Flame of the Forest and Japanese Azaleas to name but a few. Hardy Bedding Plants are hard to resist!*Star Performers* Exochorda ‘The Bride’ & ‘Niagara’ and the fabulous Magnolia ‘Satisfaction’.
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May

getting warmer!
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Japanese Maples and Large-flowered Rhodos look stunning. The Orchard is literally buzzing with honey bees pollinating our original Apple varieties. Bedding Plant season is fully underway.*Star Performers* Californian Lilacs and Star Magnolias.
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June

Summer
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Annuals and Perennials fill the garden with colourful blooms. Hardy Fuchsias flower from now until the first frosts! Enjoy your first crops of Strawberries and Raspberries.*Star Performers* Japanese Honeysuckle and Flowering Dogwoods.
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July

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Bees and Butterflies love this month. Compliment Lavender and Buddlias with other long-flowering perennials such as Scabious, Rudbeckia and Echinacea.*Star Performers* Clematis Etoile Violette and other forms of viticella flower profusely from July.
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August

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Ornamental and Fruit Trees potted last Autumn are now fully rooted and ready for sale, offering our widest range of the season. Dahlias and Crocosmia give masses of flower.*Star Performers* Evergreen Trees Eucryphia and trouble-free Japanese Anemones.
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September

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Berried Shrubs and Trees are essential for our wildlife, Crabapples and Rowans, Firethorn and Cotoneasters all look stunning in full-berry. New stocks of Hardy Evergreens fill the Nursery.*Star Performers* Skimmia ‘Rubella’ with deep-red buds and enormous flowers on home-grown Hydrangeas
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October

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Autumn foliage and showy berries look amazing! Bundles of Raspberry Canes and field-grown Hedging are exceptional value. This is the best time to plant Winter Pansies to give a reliable show.*Star Performers* The Autumn Tints of Sweet Gum and Chokeberry are hard to beat.
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November

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Our busiest month for potting next years Shrubs and Trees. Specimen field-grown Conifers and Laurels are available now and are excellent value for money. Living Christmas Trees on sale too!*Star Performers* Mahonias ‘Winter Sun’ and ‘Hivernant’ start flowering and add architectural value to a shady border.
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December

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Christmas Cacti, Cyclamen and Azaleas colour our indoor display. Living and Cut Christmas Trees sell fast during early December, Wreaths and tasteful decorations too.*Star Performers* Viburnum ‘Charles Lamont’ and Prunus autumnalis ,Rosea’ both flower intermittently during Autumn & Winter.Looking forward to a break between Christmas and New Year, otherwise Smeaton Nursery & Tearoom are open 7 days a week, all year round. We look forward to sharing the unique Smeaton experience with you!