Nursery Site Plan

Growing Area

Please click on the image for a larger view. About ninety percent of our plants are grown on site either from seed, cuttings or division. We also buy in bare root plants, small liners and rooted cuttings from specialist British nurseries, to grow on. The remaining ten percent we buy in from exclusively British suppliers. We feel that this method protects our environment by lessening the chance of non-native diseases and pests spreading

Propagation Tunnel

The only tunnel which is kept frost free i.e. 3 degrees with a temperature controlled fan heater. The tunnel has a heated bench along one side where seeds are sown and cuttings taken. The little seedlings are grown on the other side until large enough to be moved to the potting tunnel.

Potting Tunnel

The seedlings and cuttings are potted on and hardened off before they are either moved to the sand beds to grow on or out for sale as bedding plants and vegetable seedlings.

Sand Beds

Long beds which have a thick layer of sand and leaky pipes embedded in it, covered with a permeable membrane. This is the most efficient use of water as there is no wastage. Shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, grasses, climbers, roses are grown on until they are rooted through.

Sales Area

Please click on the image for a larger view. All plants are rooted through, hardened off and ready for planting out. The outside area has been divided into different categories: – Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Herbaceous Perennials / Cottage Garden Plants, Climbers, Herbs, Fruit bushes, and trees

Display House

This tunnel has bedding plants and vegetable seedlings from April onwards. These plants will have to be hardened off before planting out. As the season goes on, we will move a lot of the seedlings outside and pot some up into larger pots and baskets. We will also have a large selection of ready made seasonal hanging baskets and containers.

Shade Tunnel

Last year we have converted one of our growing tunnels into a sales area for shade-loving plants.