Weekly newsletter - Friday 29th March 2024

Posted by Lucy on 29th Mar 2024

News from the nursery:

This week has been a week of dodging downpours & puddles at the nursery. Our team have all been very productive & cheerful despite the challenging weather. Amongst the rain showers we have however been treated to some lovely rainbows which is pretty special. 

Lucy & Annie (with a little bit of help from Luna) did a stocktake of the nursery on Tuesday which meant setting everything to 0 & counting every single plant ? Whilst completing this anything looking a bit sad has been put in our Clearance Area or ‘Last Chance Saloon’ aka ‘the graveyard’ so if you are after a bargain & want to give some plants a little bit of TLC then pop along a see what you can find. There are also a few bargain bamboos in the bamboo area ?

Although the weather has kept us on our toes this week, it does feel like spring has arrived with the new stock available this week. We have a large selection of perennials, climbers, herbs & shrubs to choose from to help you brighten up your garden. There is a lovely collection of potted alliums, primulas, lupins & hostas as well as other unusual plants such as corydalis & cephalaria gigantea. When you arrive you might also notice the snakeshead fritillaries have popped up in the front lawn.

As the clocks spring forward & the children start their Easter holidays, we have the return of Daisy Duck’s Easter hunt which begins on Wednesday ? This year it will be on during selected days only, due to limited space in the nursery (the meadow is closed for recovery) & the increase in customers keen to visit us for plants for their garden. Dates it is on: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th & 12th April ~ no need to book just turn up. This event raises money for the wonderful mental health charities Mind & Restore ~ we really appreciate your support ❤️ Each child taking part receives a prize & certificate. We will also have some delicious Easter gingerbread bunnies & chocolate nest cookies to buy this weekend from Baked by Emily

This week’s highlights: Primulas, potted tree ferns, erysimum, ranunculus, tulips (4 packs) just £2, Japanese acers, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, hostas, perennials, hedging, fruit trees, soft fruit, tomatoes, sweet peas, muscari bowls & more!

Some jobs for the garden:
* Trim dead fronds off hardy ferns to allow room for new growth
* Prune hydrangeas
* Prune old growth on perennials, especially plants such as nepeta, sedum & verbena.
* Weed & mulch borders

Wishing you all the best
Happy Easter
Andrew, Liz, Lucy & Simon

P.S. We are a dog-friendly nursery - please bring your pooch for a mooch rather than leave them in the car