Search This Blog

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Update On Local Contactless Deliveries 9th April 2020

Good morning Gardening Folks. 🌿
Today we are processing orders from Saturday and Sunday. We are trying to be fair and work through them in order of arrival. This means emailed orders from last weekend may get a call from the team soon. 100 or more deliveries went out yesterday. Orders go to

There are 3 vans going out and we are working frantically to have orders processed and ready to load every time a van comes back empty. This is why we ask you not to ring unless we have rung you and asked you to call back.

If we don't call it is very likely because we are waiting for more stock of certain items. We are receiving supplies of compost, seeds and vegetables though stocks are limited of some things. We don't like to process an order until we are ready to put it together to go on a van and know exactly what we have.

Please also when you send an email with an idea of what you want, include with it your name address and email. We can offer viable substitution of seed varieties, shrubs etc when we call.

We are not an online nursery and we are not going to be but I have managed to put some availability list of plants and compost on my gardening blog under the Label All Availability Lists.This is only a fraction part of what is here.

Group orders to one central village location are extremely helpful and make it viable to bring out small orders that may not have been feasible. Thank you to all of you that are organising these.

It is too early for bedding plants. If you put them out now they will die. It is also too early for courgette plants!!!!! There are no more potatoes.

The volume of orders is very high but we have got into a good system and it is actually going really well due to our amazing team.

I hope you can all carry on enjoying your gardens and we will be able to open again soon. In the mean time we are doing our best to get to you

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Exochordia Is A beautiful Spring Flowering Shrub

I couldn’t help noticing Exochordia  xmacrantha Niagara Falls. Exochordia  one of my all-time spring favourites it is absolutely flush with flowers. Otherwise known as the pearl bush.

Update 8th April 2020

It will be a least 5 days from when we receive your email to shop@thenurseries before we can process it. Our amazing team can not work any faster.

Clematis Avalanche A worthy Spring Choice

While watering the plants I was admiring the cascades of white flower that make Clematis xcartmanii Avalanche a worthy popular spring choice. It’s an evergreen variety and the flowers are abundant.

Amelanchier An Excellent Small Garden Tree

This is my amelanchier blossom tree also known as snowy mespilus . I have 5 trees around the garden and they have all come out in unison.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Viburnum Tinus A Hardy Evergreen Looking Good This Spring

Viburnum Tinus

Simply looking amazing is the viburnum tinus. A large evergreen shrub. Numerous varieties are available  from basic tinus to, Spirit, Gwenllian, Lisa Rose, Purpurea and French White, Spring Bouquet. The differences are very slight and I have yet to tell them apart. I have a garden full of the basic Viburnum tinus and I love it.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Update Sunday 5th April

The nursery is not taking orders today we are closed as we need to water the plants sort out the chaos and again catch up on orders. I believe we are working on Thursdays orders so don't worry if you have just contacted us we will get to you.I can see another stack of order related emails in my inbox alone waiting for responses. We will resume tomorrow. Please use email.

Cottage Garden Perennials Stock List 2020

This should provide an idea of the Cottage Garden Perennials we have available. I have not listed every variety where we have only one or they are not yet looking their best. Please email if there is something 
specific you are hoping to find.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Update 4th April 2020

Just launched a new stock list here on the blog. Look in All Availability Lists . (Nandina domestica Obsessed pictured) These are the large evergreen shrubs towards the back of the nursery, We have a lot more stock but it has taken me 2 days just to list just this department. We are not set up as an online shop and we really are only interested in helping out our local customers who can not get here as the gates are closed in this crisis. 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Large Evergreen Stock List

This is a stock list of our large evergreen shrubs. We also have small evergreen shrubs, small and large deciduous shrubs and big specimen/architectural shrubs in our shrub sections and hope to produce further lists. 
We are a retail nursery but this may be helpful whilst unable to visit 
and choose  plants.
It will not be 100% accurate but it will give you an idea of what is here.

Herb Stock 2020

This is a list of Herb stock

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Update 2nd April 2020

Please do not call to see if we have received your email for at least for 3 days. It prevents us from calling people about orders we are trying to process.

Yesterday we got loads of deliveries out. We are still behind on the huge amount of orders coming in but we are catching up and if you have sent us an order we will get back to you. Please send orders to and we will call you back when we are processing it.
Group village orders that we can bring out in one van load are very helpful.They require a central drop of point and someone to coordinate collection times so we can still maintain social distance.They can be organised on a weekly basis.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Update 1st April 2020

We are not taking calls today not because it's Peter's birthday but because we have to catch up on our back log of orders from the last 48 hours!
Please hold back with your orders calls and emails while we get on top of the deliveries. Sorry folks but with the van break down yesterday and the overwhelming number of local orders coming it means we really do need some catch up time.
We have hired a van while ours is repaired,( it needs a new radiator.) so we will still be out delivering today.
If you placed an order in the last 48 hours we will have received it and will be trying to process it. We will call you.
We will not be open for orders on Sunday either as we will have to break in order to look after the stock and water the plants!
Warmest wishes to you all. Hope to see you soon when we get back to normal. Keep gardening and carry on!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Keeping Children Busy In The Garden

Cress heads planted in eggs shells

I wondered if you might like a some gardening ideas. A few things to keep the kids busy. I have been looking through my archives and remembered some years ago there was a wonderful winning garden at both Chelsea and Hampton Court. The Dorset Cereal Garden based on a school yard.

Summer Flowering Bulbs In Stock 2020

These are summer flowering bulbs which are planted now, unlike spring bulbs which we plant in the autumn.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Ornimental Tree List Updated 30th March 2020

Tree Stock List 2020 counted 30th March
Almost all trees are in a 12 litre pot unless otherwise stated.
We have more trees just arrived that have not been listed yet.
Please use this a guide.We also have fruit trees, cloud pruned trees and standards.

Tree Stock List 2020 

Spring Bedding Plants

Here are a few of the colourful spring bedding plants including trays of £3.50 violas and pansies in all colours,large pots of ranunculus £5.00, dianthus £2.95, Dianthus Pink Kisses, some of the most gorgeous primroses £1.50 (we have a whole range of colours) and trays of bellis daisies £6.95.

Perfect for spring pots and containers.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Planting Hardy Containers

Planning Garden Structure

Considerations when Planning Garden Structure

When we talk about permanent structure in the garden we are looking at what has an impact in every season. Colour, shape, height contrast.
I feel a garden first needs structure then needs seasonal interest.
This is not a design talk we are plants people not designers BUT…
Basic considerations will help you make the best planting in your garden:

Update 29th March 2020

We are still taking orders for our local customers. 

Please bare with us as it all completely new. We have been inundated with requests but we are keeping up. I am adding more lists of plants and compost to All Available Plants on my gardening blog. The link is on our website. When I have complied all the plant lists I will post them and email them to all Garden Club Members. Currently you can see fruit, roses and compost on the blog.I shall soon add trees. We are getting into a good system and becoming more organised every day. We have got loads of orders out and have established that some of our suppliers such as compost and vegetables will still be doing deliveries us so we will hopefully be able to continue contactless deliveries to your door.
Do not under any circumstance come to the nursery.
So keep calm and carry on gardening as they say!
The good will and cheer is wonderful. Thank you for all the lovely encouragement. Love to you all.

Send orders to with your telephone number and address. We will call you back to finalise what you need and take payment. We are working in order. It will be difficult to get through on the phone as we are calling customers back to process the orders.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Roses In Stock

More roses will be added to this list soon

Update 27th March 2020

Do not attempt to visit the nurseries we are closed.You may not come in the gate.

Peter is processing orders in our new local home delivery depot. Apologises if this is a bit like the Oscars but we have to thank our amazing team frantically pulling these orders together for Oak to take the next van load.
Tina, Lucy, Lucy and Brianna and Alison, now working the office from home and Luke very isolated with the hosepipe watering.
We are trying to get some availability lists together but have been rather taken over by most of you emailing lists of what, Plants, compost and bird feed you want.Peter can help with substitutions and clarify what you specifically want when he calls you back.
Do include your telephone number and address for delivery on your email.
We are learning day by what what supplies are working and who are not. and the deliveries are just going out by villages one after the other at the moment.
As we get more accustomed to our new operation we will have set delivery days which are published on our Gardening blog along with the compost list and our updates.
Orders and enquires to

In the labels on the left hand side of this Home page you will see All Availability lists
It is a little bare at the moment but we will be adding to this. Here you will find the compost list.
You will also see the delivery information.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

26th March 2020 Update

Cassie is hopeful she misses the customers and the dogs visiting!

We have a back log of orders and are working to capacity. We only have Oak doing the contactless deliveries, as he is a family member.
Peter is calling people back as efficiently as he can whilst trying to organise what people want into villages. They delivered until 10pm last night.Email your order enquiry to
Please don't just ring for a chat have a good idea of what you want use our social media as we do not have an online shop. There is a compost list on my gardening blog.
As we get more in order we will aim to move to the delivery days but current we are just trying to get grouped area deliveries out.
We hope to have more supplies of particularly vegetable some suppliers are working and delivering and some have stopped.
Currently we do no have all the answers.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Ordering For Delivery

We are busy bees!
Our aim at the moment is to support all our customers and we have reorganised the business very quickly so we can deliver locally with a reduced team.
When we deliver do not approach Oak our son. He will drop the goods off in the white transit van then knock on your door to alert you and leave.
Please continue to email your order to Peter at with your phone number and address. He will call you back for full instructions as soon as he can process the order.
We will deliver plants, compost and seeds and are currently making list of availability.
Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Compost Prices 2020

Compost Prices 2020
Updated 24th March

We are aware that while stuck at home most of you want to get working on the garden. We are trying to support our customers with local deliveries.

If you would like compost delivering please email your order to
Leave your contact details including phone number and we will call you back to organise delivery as we are receiving a high volume of calls.

Full list of composts below

Follow by Email