What We Do

Pond borderSet amongst a circle of houses, the Nursery is extremely unobtrusive and almost invisible from the main road. The entrance is along a quiet pathway on Vicar’s Road and people are often surprised at how large our premises actually are.

About ninety percent of our plants are grown on site either from seed, cuttings or division. The remaining ten percent we buy in from exclusively British suppliers. We feel that a policy of supplying British-grown plants protects our environment by lessening the chance of introducing or spreading non-native pests & diseases.

We have over 600 varieties of trees, shrubs, roses, herbaceous perennials, cottage garden plants, climbers, herbs, fruit bushes and trees, bedding plants and vegetable seedlings available at various times throughout the year. We also have a large selection of ready made seasonal hanging baskets and containers to add instant colour to your garden.

Caring for Environment

All our plants are grown in Melcourts peat-free compost which is endorsed by the RHS. We use a controlled, slow release chemical fertiliser.  In our opinion this is more environmentally friendly than most fertilisers as it only releases nutrients to the plants as and when needed and doesn’t leach into the water table. We keep chemical spraying against pests and diseases to an absolute minimum and only use it as a last resort.  Where possible we rely on natural and cultural control methods to reduce the presence of plant problems, including hand-weeding all pots and encouraging birds and beneficial insects into our garden to control pests.

Our plants are grown in a natural environment and you can rest assured they can look just as good in your garden as they do in the Nursery.

Growing with the Seasons

Whenever you come to the nursery it will be different, season to season, month to month and week to week.

As usual, we will grow a large selection of vegetable and herb seedlings throughout the growing season.

Grow Your Own

We really believe in the benefits and joys of home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs and provide a huge range throughout the growing season at the Nursery.

All our edible plants are grown in peat-free organic compost with occasional liquid feed of organic seaweed.