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Friday, 13 October 2017

Planting Spring Bulbs

If you plan spring bulbs well and its not hard, your bulbs can begin in Februrary and take you into June when the summer bedding takes over.

Spring bulbs are planted now all except tulips they wait until November but you can buy them ready. That means plant your snowdrops, dafodills, narcissi, hyacynths, sillas, iris, crocus, alliums, fritillarias, muscari, camassias etc to enjoy next spring.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Shrubs For All Year Round Interest

Its a tall order but there are some pretty amazing plants out there that are interesting all year round. I don't think there is anything that actually flowers all year but there are some wonderful evergreen foliages, colurful bark and a variety of berries that really deserve a mention. Here is a quick flash of some of the plants we recomend and a useful list.


Nandina domestics 'Obsessed'

















Monday, 9 October 2017

Festive fragrance, perfect conical shape none drop Frazier Fir Christmas Trees

Our Christmas trees are grown in Warwickshire and cut freshly for us.
This year we will have the popular glossy green Nordmanniana often called the none drop tree and in addition we also have the  fabulous Frazier fir.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Some Of The Best Autumn Foliage Trees

This is what autumn is all about beautiful foliage.

October Gardener's Calendar



Autumn has arrived and it's traditional time for autumn planting. Its also the best time to reposition plants in your garden and of course get your spring bulbs in the ground.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

An Early Autumn Garden Is For Bees And Butterflies


 September into October arrives and with it wasps, bees and butterflies and lots of jobs that need doing. This is a busy month.

The wasps have not been too feverishly active this year. Perhaps they don't need to go on a hungry sugar hunt. We don't usually notice wasps until they become ravenous teenagers as most of the year I think they are quietly satisfied secretly munching aphids. Annoying as they are they have a very important test in devouring many unwanted garden pests.
Unlike the wasps we do love the bees and butterflies and I think consciously we all try and grow plenty of plants they love.

Plants For Autumn Colour

Autumn is just around the corner. The leaves are beginning to turn, the berries look plump and burdensome, but the true theatrical flush of gorgeous colours and crisp falling leaves will probably occur early to mid October.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Coton Mannor

A sweet little garden in Northamptonshire thats been loved. It has a very homely feel. It is quiet small but it is immaculately kept and dead headed to perfection. You will see some large herbaceous borders in spectactular colour and excellent combinations of perennials. You can also stop for a cup of tea and cake or a light lasagna or quiche in the pretty courtyard tea rooms.



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Flower Arranging Workshops

Great flower arranging workshop today using flowers from the garden. We will be holding this workshop again next year. Next workshop with Caroline is at Christmas when we will will be making Christmas center pieces. There are a few places left on this workshop. 
 If you would like a place you can book online or call the shop on 01280 848038

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Plants For Hardy Containers

We have been looking at ideas for beautiful autumnal pots to provide us with some colour and perhaps fragrance to lift our spirits through the colder months.


Thursday, 31 August 2017

September Gardener's Calendar


We are coming to the end of the growing season giving us the opportunity to prepare for next years garden by planting, pruning and perhaps rearranging borders whilst enjoying a glorious glut of fruit and veg.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Super Summer Sale


More new items are in our short running super summer sale as we update our lines for the new season. Don't miss it it wont last long. 

Homeware 
Garden Furniture
Mirrors
Lighting
Storage 

Sale link >>

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A Prarie Garden At East Ruston

We found this part of the East Ruston Garden in Norfolk very close to closing time so I felt  I needed more time to do it justice. It is the most wonderful soft flowing planting and absolutely at its peak late summer.

East Ruston The Old Vicarage Garden In North Norfolk

A beautiful garden with echos of many of my favourite great gardens such as  Hicote and Great Dixter but also totally remarkable and exciting with a delightful appeal of its own. This garden is a credit to those who have  brought it to life

An Exotic Garden At East Ruston

This is just one of the gardens within the fabulous 32 acre garden at East Ruston Old Vicarage in North Norfolk I mistakenly called this a Mediterranean garden but its not. Its in the guide books as a Desert Wash and represents Californian planting.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Top Dog

Before and after pics. Everone needs a good trim and this little Yorkshire Terrier has just had her first. Well done Christie and thankyou for coming to visit us at the Nurseries and show us your new hair cut.


Summer Colour Talk

Lovely group of folks today as Peter gave a Summer Colour talk

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