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John and Ingrid in the nursery In this busy year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics in London, we can all join in even if we didn’t get tickets. By being creative in your garden, enjoy an “outdoor room” with a party atmosphere, made as colourful as you like with fresh ideas. And why not make gardening the new gym? Why pay hundreds of pounds in gym membership when you can go into your garden and do the same amount of exercise for free, thus leaving the pounds in your pocket and not on your waistline? This will give you the opportunity to improve both your health and your environment. Gardening has never been so easy with an enormous variety of container grown plants to choose from: not only flowers but also vegetables. Why not try growing them together? Visit us at the nursery or give us a call for some ideas.

We will be running RHS partnership days at the nursery: pruning and propagation, spring and autumn (see our events list). In addition, we are running “special event” days including some where part of the proceeds will go to charity, both local and gardening related.

We hope to see many of our customers, both old and new, not only at the nursery but also at the many plant fairs and shows we attend. Don’t forget that you can order plants from us and we can bring them to any event, thus saving you post and packing charges.

If you are struggling to find a particular plant or have any gardening queries, do not hesitate to get in touch as even if we do not stock the plant or know the answer to your question, we can use all our resources and contacts to solve your problems.

We do not have a bespoke tea room but if you would like a cuppa, just ask. (donations to the RSPCA). Our restroom is disabled friendly, as are the outside sales beds. Please ask if you need any assistance such as getting plants from the tunnels.

Dogs are welcome on leads. Please let us know if you would rather our cats and dog stayed indoors during your visit and we will be most happy to oblige as we realise that not everyone shares our love of animals.

Do look around our garden and pond and feel free to pic-nic: there are tables and chairs available for use. If the weather is inclement, do sit in our shop area and if you venture outside, we have plenty of umbrellas.

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Talks

We are available to give talks on the following subjects and if we have enough notice, can tailor one of our talks to you needs/situation, or create a new talk for you. We use a digital projector and can bring our own equipment and plants for sale if you wish.

1. Plant Hunting on Holiday
2. South African Bulbs
3. Herbaceous perennials
4. Plants for Autumn colour in the garden
5. Propagation (practical)
6. The Dry Garden
7. Primulas and Auriculas
8. Cannas
9. An exploration into the world of the Acanthus, including history, influence and other plants in the Acanthus family
10. Bulbs for the garden throughout the year
11. Trees for smaller gardens
12. Plants for wildlife

Visits

We are happy to receive daytime or evening visits from gardening clubs, etc. There is room for a coach to park at the end of our lane (by pre arrangement with the farmer) and we can give a talk, guided tour, provide light refreshments or whatever else you may need. Just give us a call for further details. 01746 716 454.

Loyalty Scheme

This is up and running and still costs only £5.00 to join. Benefits include 10% off all purchases at the nursery and previews to our seasonal “sales”.

Featured Plants - Today's best selection
Primula auricula Goeblii (B)
Blue.
£ 4.50
Penstemon White Bedder
AGM. Evergreen perennial to 60cm tall, with narrow grey-green leaves and sweetly scented, orange flowers borne over a long period from early spring to early summer, sometimes with some flower in late winter.
£ 5.50
Iris x robusta Gerald Darby
AGM. This has bladed foliage which emerges dark purple in April, fading to green by early summer. Large purple-blue flowers. June to July. Happy in water. 90cm.
£ 7.00
Primula auricula Divint Dunch (A)
Plum purple shading to light pinky mauve. Light centred.
£ 4.00
Agastache rugosa Golden Jubilee
In early spring, opening crowns of purplish crinkled leaves soon become aromatic rosettes of golden yellow. Spikes of fluffy lavender flowers. Well drained soils. 60cm.
£ 5.00
Lathyrus vernus
AGM. Carmine-red-violet flowers early in the season, appearing almost before the leaves. Once it forms a sturdy clump, then its true worth can be seen. 25cm.
£ 1.50
Lupinus My Castle
Large flower spikes with blossoms in shades of red. 100cm.
£ 4.00
Salvia desoleana
Aromatic large evergreen leaves. Mounding habit. Pale lilac and white flowers. 100cm.
£ 5.00
Centaurea John Coutts
Deep rose pink flowers in summer. Wavy margined leaves which are white beneath. Spreading habit. 60cm.
£ 5.50
Primula auricula Ice Maiden (A)
Blue, light centred.
£ 6.00
Iris Beverly Sills
Tall bearded. Exciting coral pink all over, Much sought-after, the flower is lacy, effervescent, wide and impeccably formed. This plant is an extremely fast grower and floriferous. 100cm.
£ 6.50
Antirrhinum majus red flowered
"Snapdragon" with red flowers.
£ 1.50
Primula auricula Brazos River (A)
Mauve. Light centred.
£ 5.50
Stemmacantha centauriodes
Lovely thistle that does not have prickles. The leaves are cottony white beneath and the flowers, purple, have papery brown bracts. Excellent bee plant. 70cm.
£ 1.50
Leucanthemella serotina
AGM. Superb plan for autumn colour at the back of the border. Masses of large white daisies on tall stems in autumn. 150cm.
£ 1.50
Clematis recta
Beautifully scented white flowers in summer, followed by attractive fluffy seed heads. Non climbing but needs support. Up to 150cm.
£ 1.50
Jasminum officinalis Fiona Sunrise
Beautiful golden foliage and white sweetly scented flowers make this scrambler/climber a must.  Up to 400cm.
£ 7.50
Anemone hupehensis japonica Pamina
AGM. Compact plant which needs no staking. The flowers are dark rose-pink in colour and semi-double. 60cm.
£ 5.50
Aquilegia flabellata Ministar
Blue and white flowers in late spring. Useful for troughs or in the rock garden. Pretty glaucous foliage. 20cm.
£ 4.00
Crocosmia Chinatown
Salmon-red flowers with a yellow throat. 100cm.
£ 4.00
Nursery Opening Times
March 1st to October 15th: 9am-5pm daily.
Closed Sundays
All other times by appointment.


AGM - Award of Garden Merit, given by the RHS to particularly garden worthy plants.

PBR - Plant Breeder’s Rights apply