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Frequently asked questions

Does A Touch of Green have all these plants in stock?
No, all reserved resources are at various breeders location. To ensure the quality of all plants to ensure we have chosen for our collection as long as possible with our suppliers to leave. Thanks to our extensive network, we get the desired plants weekly on Friday extradited after we process your orders. Shipping will take place on Monday, so the plants should arrive as soon as possilble. 

All plants can be sent?
No. The shipment of plants and related articles go to 30 kg / 100 cm. Plants and items that exceed 30 kg / 100 cm can not be shipped by parcel. Also perennials that are too long or too high for transmission will be cut of. In practice, cut or trimmed perennials perform better and will flower the same season still flourish.

How much is delivery on my order?
We aim for a delivery time of 7 days. This time we can at least use for plants at our suppliers or reserved in stock. If you order plants that are less frequently cultivated, it is possible that a longer delivery time. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your order, stating whether the ordered plants stock or what the delivery time will be.

Can you make us a planting.
Yes definitely. With over 25 years experience in the landscaping industry we can advise our accumulated knowledge and a professional plant plan offering. We will be using some questions an inventory of your needs and taste it. We ask that you take a picture of the location, north arrow, color preference, and the soil surface. Existing vegetation is of course in the new plan Integrates.
Cost of a planting depend on the number of square meters and are on request.

Do you provide only small plants?
No. Through our extensive network we can provide any desired plant size.

How do I know which I plant in have in my hands?
Of each species is a plant clearly labeled by name.

Do you have an overview of concepts and dimension?
Yes definitely.

180 cm stem: Plants with a stem height of 180cm.
Block: Block form square.
Bonsai: Old plant with multiple pruned flat scales.
Sphere: Plant in spherical, like boxwood.
Parasol: Plant as roof led mostly trees.
Thickness strain:
Thickness tribe: Tribe circumference is indicated in centimeters measured 100cm above the pot or root ball. Example: 10-12 means a girth between 10 and 12 inches, measured 100cm above the ground.
Wire Mound: These are plants with a large root ball with iron wire are wrapped.
Duobol: Plant with two bulbs above each other.
Suspension: 1 main branch with branches aside. (Young tree form)
Halfstam: Plants with a strain of 100 to 150cm.
Hoogstam: Strain 180 to 220cm.
Cone: Conical pruned plant with flat sides.
Mound: Plants at the nursery are outstretched and a gaaslap to have the ball. Plug plants are often fuller plants but need more time to save and are more likely to drop. Plug plants are not available throughout the year.
Cube: Plant with square shapes.
Espalier: Vertical rise.
Available: If we use this term to the right height size is not known. For a fuller plant to grow, plants are regularly trimmed. A plant labeled Available followed by a C2 or C5 will be a higher number a heavier and fuller plant.
Size: The size is measured in centimeters plant height.
Multi-trunk: Multiple branches from the bottom view.
Multibol: Multiple globes on a plant.
Per m1: The required number of plants per meter for a hedge, as hedge plants.
Per m2: The number of plants required for a dense border, such as ground cover.
Pot/C stands for container (pot). The number represents in liters pot.
For example: C1.5 does a round pot with 1.5 liters. P stands for pot.
Usually a square pot.
P  9: 0,07liters (9 x 9 cm pot)
P10, 5: 0,8 liter
P13: 1.0 liters
P14: 1.3 liters
P15: 1,5 liters
P17: 2 liters
P19: 3 liters

Pyramide: Plants in pyramid shape cut.
Spiral: Plants in spiral form. pruned
Tribe: Plant grown on strain.
Triobol: Plant with 3 balls.
Root: Plants that without land to the root traded. Plants with roots are not available throughout the year.


Why are these Latin names so complicated?

Naming of plant breeders' rights protected plants

The names of all plants is governed by rules. Also for the naming of plant breeders' rights and trademark protected plants are guidelines.
The base consists of the name of each plant species in two parts: the genus name and the species name.

Sex
A group of plants based on common characteristics related to each other is. The first word in a plant name is the family name. This is always written with a capital.

Kind
A group of plants that have the same characteristics within a genus. Species occur in the wild (in nature) for.

The second word in a plant name is generic. This is always written with a lowercase letter.

Cultivar
A group of plants within a species that is always identical. Cultivars always deviate from the natural species and can be found as a seedling or mutant. This can happen anywhere, including in nature. At the time that this deviating shape is increased (it should be in order to always maintain the unique characteristics), it is a cultivar. In order to distinguish the cultivar of the species is the "inventor" of a cultivar name. The cultivar name is inextricably linked with the relevant plant.
Cultivar is an abbreviation for "cultivated variety" (cultivar). Another word for cultivar 'race'.

The third part of a plant name is the cultivar name. Cultivar names are always enclosed in single quotes senior written and each word is capitalized (except adverbs and articles).

Variety
If a plant breeders court is protected behind the cultivar name PBR put (short for "Plant Breeders Rights"). Pbr is called "small caps" and "superscript" put. In practice, it is also called the ® symbol, but this means "registered trademark" and is the symbol for a U.S. registered (registered) trademark. It has no legal validity, especially when it comes to indicate that a plant breeders judicial protection. In America, plants are patented. In that case, after the cultivar name PP put. This stands for "plant patent" or "patent protected".

Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy'PBR - Hydrangea is the genus

- Paniculata is the generic name

- 'Renhy' is the cultivar name

Trade names and trademarks
In addition to the cultivar name in some cases, there is a commercial name given to a plant. If this at a national or international trademark registered, it is a brand. If this name is not registered, but just "use" is a trade name. Brands are very useful when it comes to series of cultivars. Brands are usually called "small caps" or written in capital letters, without further additions in the form of symbols ® and the like. Scientifically trademarks and trade names in parentheses after the cultivar name written.
Commercially, it is better for the cultivar name, slightly smaller in brackets behind the brand or business writing.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy'PBR (VANILLE FRAISE) - scientifically correct

Hydrangea paniculata VANILLE FRAISE (Renhy'PBR) - commercially desirable

This article was written by Ronald Houtman, http://www.sortiment.nl/

 
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