Plants that look good this March

Plants that look good this March

March 17th, 2021 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to start making the most of your garden and landscaping projects with some of our favourite March flowering plants that are sure to add interest to your project this spring and beyond.

Viburnum tinus ‘Lisarose’

An evergreen shrub with year-round interest that will produce redbuds and clusters of soft pink flowers. Ideal for brightening up a part shaded area of the garden over winter and into spring when little else is flowering.

🌸 Flowers: Late November – April

☀️Position: Full sun – partial shade

Available in 2L, 5L and 10L subject to availability.

Vinca minor

This groundcover shrub is filled with blue-violet flowers right now that will last through to September. Vincas are great low growing ground cover plants that are great at suppressing weeds and great at the front of a border.

☀️Position: Full sun – partial shade
🌸Flowers: Late March – September

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

Pieris ‘Passion’

An eye-catching evergreen shrub with generous pink-red bell-shaped flowers from March-May growing in full sun – partial shade it’s perfect in a large pot or on a patio.

Available in 3L and 5L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers: March-May

🌞  Position: Full sun – partial shade

Forsythia ‘Lynwood Gold’

A striking spring-flowering plant which is smothered in golden blooms from March-April. A great addition to the back of a border or as an informal hedge.

🌞  Position: Full sun – Light Shade

🌸Flowers: February – April

Available in 2L, 4L and 10L pots subject to availability.

Skimmia Rubella

Are you in need of some autumn/winter colour? Skimmia Rubella are known for their dark red flower buds that are produced in autumn and last through to winter until the flowers open in spring — an excellent plant for a patio pot or border.

Available in 2L, 5L, 7.5L and 10L pots subject to availabilty.

🌸 Flowers: March – May

☀️ Position: partial – full shade

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

A long-flowering semi-evergreen with narrow, grey-green leaves. This perennial produces spikes of purple flowers from late February to July and will make a great addition to a long flowering sunny border.

🌸 Flowers: February – July

☀️ Position: Full sun

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

Euphorbia wulfenii

Is filled with huge heads of yellow-green flowers with ‘bronze eyes’ from late March-May that tower above its bluish-green foliage. Great at the back of a sunny border.

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers:  Late March-May

☀️ Position:  Full sun

Prunus ‘Kojo-no-mai’

Is a great addition to a small garden, it’s wiry twigs burst into life in March when buds open to display pale pink flower. It’s green leaves turn to glorious shades of red and orange in Autumn.

🌸Flowers: March-April

☀️ Position:  Full sun

Available in 3L, 5L and 10L pots subject to availability.


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Gin giveaway for World Gin Day

Gin giveaway for World Gin Day

June 9th, 2020 by



To celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June, we are giving away a 20cl bottle of our ‘Quixley Gin’

For your chance to win simply like our Facebook page, like the post and tag the friend, you would share a bottle with. 🍸

Terms and conditions do apply below ⬇️

1. The promotor is Johnsons of Whixley Ltd
2. Entrants must like the Johnsons of Whixley Facebook page and have liked and commented on the post as requested to be in for a chance to win.
3. The prize is open to all UK residents aged over 18 and above.
4. There is only one prize available
5. Only one prize per entrant (a 20cl bottle of Quixley gin) can be claimed, multiple entries from the same applicant will be discounted.
6. The prize is as stated, no cash or alternative prize is available.
7. The Winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries.
8. The competition will close at 12 pm Monday 15th June
9. The Winner will be announced on Monday 15th June on the Johnsons of Whixley Facebook page.
10. Winners will be asked for their details for postage or collection.
11. Winners will receive their prize by post or on collection.
12. The winners are allowed up to five calendar days to claim the prize from the date they are announced. If the Winner fails to come forward, then the prize shall be forfeited.
13. Entries who did not win will not be contacted.
14. Johnsons of Whixley will not take responsibility for any lost items in the post – replacements cannot be issued.
15. If you are a winner, the Promoter may request you to participate in any publicity or promotion organised by the Promoter, including promotional photographs.
16. The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
17. In the event of any dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions, the conduct, results and any other matters relating to this prize draw, the decision of the Promoter shall be final, and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
18. By entering applicants agree to the above terms and conditions.

Thank you for all your support and orders

Thank you for all your support and orders

April 16th, 2020 by

On March 23rd 2020 the government announced comprehensive lockdown restrictions for the entire nation. At a stroke, many businesses simply ceased to trade and have remained in a state of suspended animation ever since.

 At Johnsons, our approach has been driven by the need to ensure both the personal safety and job security of all staff.

Staff numbers have reduced by 40%, and this conversely has created a uniquely well-spaced and naturally ventilated working environment with 70 staff spread out over five sites totalling 150 acres.

 During this period we have still dispatched 230,000 plants(Mar 23 to Apr 16th) fulfilling orders into all sectors in both an ethical and safe manner.

Our remote workers are dialling in daily and continue to answer enquiries, fill in quotes, pay suppliers, pay workers, and ask for payment from customers. They attend regular zoom meetings, organise incoming goods and our limited dispatch. Some of our colleagues are isolating at home or are furloughed due to the slow down in productive work – the contribution and support they are making is perhaps not as obvious but nevertheless remains essential.

 We still need to grow the plants that we will sell in recovery – our potting machines are busy churning out new crops, and our production teams are frantically tending the plants that are vigorously growing in the sunshine on the nursery to ensure they remain saleable for as long as possible.

 We thank all our customers and colleagues for your continued support; we remain open for business and capable of scaling up overnight when at long last the restrictions ease. Should you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask.

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

April 2nd, 2020 by

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with our customer Hedges Direct to beat the crisis with garden rescue packs delivered directly to your Garden.

At present, garden centres everywhere are closed, which means that UK nurseries now have a surplus of garden centre stock and no available outlet.

Hedges Direct has kindly offered to support us to ensure surplus stock can find a home and garden.

The mixed shrub pallet deal of garden centre plants will be available as two different options.


Option 1: 50 x 2L shrubs – made up of the following plants :

Aucuba Japonica (‘Crotonifolia’ and ‘Rozannie’)
Berberis Thunbergii (Atropupurea Nana’ and ‘Golden Dream’)
Buddleja (‘Buzz Sky Blue’ and ‘Buzz Ivory’)
Ceanothus (‘Blue Sapphire’, ‘Italian Skies’ and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens)
Choisya ternata and Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’
Convolvulus cnoreum
Coprosma (‘Inferno’, ‘Pacific Dawn’ and ‘Pina Colada)
Cytisus ‘Lena’ and Cytisus praecox ‘Allgold’
Escallonia (‘Apple Blossom’,’ Gold Carpe’t, ‘Glowing Embers’ and ‘Iveyi)
Euonymus fortunei ‘Blondy’
Euonymous japonicas (‘Microphyllus Albovariegatus’ and ‘Microphyllus Aurea’)
Genista ‘lydia’
Halimium libanotis
Hebe (‘Blue Star’, ‘Champion’, ‘High Voltage’, Purple Shamrock’)
Lavatera ‘Baby Barnsley’ and Lavatera olb. ‘Rosea’)
Photinia (‘Carre Rouge’, ‘Red Robin’, ‘Little Red Robin’ and ‘Pink Marble’)
Pittosporum tenuifolium (‘Gold Star and ‘Tom Thumb’)
Spirea arguta, Spirea japonica ‘Firelight’ and ‘Golden Princess and Spiraea nipp. ‘Snowmound’
Vinca minor (Atropurpurea and ‘Ralph Shugert’)
Weigela florida (‘Minor Black and ‘Kosteri Variegata’)

Option 2: 25 x 5L specimen shrubs – made up of the following plants:

Aucuba Japonica ‘Crotonifolia’
Berberis thunbergii ‘Harlequin’
Ceanothus ‘Skylark and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens
Choisya ‘White Dazzler’
Convolvulus Cnoreum
Coprosma (Ignite and Pacific Dawn)
Cotnius cogg. ‘Royal Purple and Cotinus dummeri ‘Grace’
Crinodendron hookerianum
Euonymus jap. ‘Greenspire’
Euonymus jap. ‘Marieke’
Euonymus jap. ‘Paloma Blanca’
Euonymus ‘Kathy’
Euonymus ‘Pierrolino’
Halimium libanotis
Hydrangea pan. ‘Limelight’ and Hydrangea pan. ‘Silver Dollar’
Leucothoe axil. ‘Curly Red’
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Photinia fras. (‘Pink Marble’, ‘Carre Rouge’ and ‘Little Red Robin’)
Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’)
Skimmia x con. ‘Kew Green’
Viburnum tinus

Once selected, delivery will be arranged straight to your garden.

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