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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
Lysionotus Lavender Lady
NEW. Abundant clusters of lavender-blue slipper-shaped flowers with prominent lighter veins in the throat, and dark veining on the face of the flowers. Easy and compact. Almost waxy foliage.
£ 7.50
Eschscholzia Meadow Pastels
“Californian Poppy”. This hardy annual self-seeds so you have lovely blue ferny foliage all winter and the in summer, masses of poppy flowers in pastel shades. Sunny position.
£ 1.50
Hibiscus moscheutos Galaxy
Vigorous plant with huge (up to 20cm) dish-shaped flowers in a variety of pinks and reds, from June to October. Hardy in a sheltered position and well drained but moist soil. 100-200cm.
£ 8.00
Arctotis Heidi
Shades of golden apricot daisy type flowers which are produced on stems above grey-green, silvery foliage.June - September. Full sun. Keep deadheading.
£ 6.00
Lathyrus maritimus
Wild pea from seashores of north temperate zones having tough roots with nitrogen fixing nodules. Purple flowers and useful as a sand binder.
£ 1.50
Polygonatum humile
This dwarf species of "Solomon's Seal" is stiffly upright to about 20cm with rounded leaves. The flowers are white and bell-shaped each in a leaf axis down one side of the stem. 20cm.
£ 6.50
Eucomis comosa Sparkling Burgundy
Bulbous plant which has burgundy red foliage. Red flowers and stems, produced in late summer. 50cm.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Green Parrot (S)
Deep green edge. Clear black body.
£ 4.50
Lupinus The Page
Long flower spikes in shades deep pink early summer. Will reach up to 100cm in height with a spread of 45cm. After the first flower spikes fade, remove them to encourage a second flush. Well drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
£ 4.00
Primula Belarina Pink Ice
NEW. Double flowers the colour of clotted cream with pink swirls, with the hallmark rosette collar of green.
£ 5.50
Primula auricula
Primula auricula varieties, border (B) alpine (A) show (S)  double (D)
£ 1.50
Muscari sp. Icicle
Very pretty almost white flowers, with just a hint of blue. 10cm.
£ 3.50
Primula auricula Basuto (A)
Gold centred. Red, rich crimson-maroon.
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Sandhills (A)
Dark maroon to narrow edge of khaki.
£ 4.50
Crocosmia John Boots
Late flowering variety with pale orange-yellow flowers. Compact habit. 60cm.
£ 4.00
Solanum pyracanthum
Deliciously wicked! Fuzzy bluish-green, attractively lobed leaves held on furry orange stems display festive orangey-red midribs & fabulously fiendish upright thorns. Summer brings bright purple 2cm tomato blooms and a golden glow to up the contrast even more.
£ 1.50
Salvia microphylla Belize
Superb relatively new introduction. Vigorous shrubby salvia with mid green foliage and distinctive deep red stems and bright scarlet flowers. 30-50cm.
£ 4.50
Acanthus hungaricus
Deeply lobed light green foliage. Tall spikes of flowers freely produced in late summer. Flowers best in sun but will tolerate shade. 70cm.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Dusky Maiden (A)
Gold centred. Browny purple flowers.
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Doctor Lennon's White (B)
A rare white flowered border auricula
£ 4.50
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