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Horticulturist & Nursery Owner.

Winter flowering pansies, Violas and Wallflowers

By |2018-09-13T12:27:37+00:00September 13th, 2018|Walled Garden News|

We grow the Panola strain of winter flowering pansies. They flower well throughout all but the coldest spells of wintery weather, remain compact and flower with added vigour in the spring. Available in 8cm pots (bigger and bushier than pack grown plants). 60p each 15 or more 53p. 12 colours to choose from [...]

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Plant lists for 2018 are ready to view.

By |2018-03-16T21:57:40+00:00March 16th, 2018|Walled Garden News|

Plant lists have now been updated and can be found under the Plant Nursery heading. Having sailed relatively unscathed through the winter, we are now running about 4 weeks later than last year due to easterly cold blasts. While the first was ferocious, I hope this second one will be short, if sharp. Subsequently, a bit [...]

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Drive and car park cleaned up. Sunday opening

By |2018-02-14T13:29:40+00:00February 4th, 2018|Walled Garden News|

Sunday, 4th February.   A new area of parking on the drive is clean and usable. The drive and existing car park have been hosed down with such a liberal quantity of water that they are now in a satisfactory, if not quite perfect state. Sunday, 11th of February will be the first [...]

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Car park work, new benches and the first signs of new growth

By |2018-01-28T22:15:45+00:00January 28th, 2018|Walled Garden News|

Contractors are working on enlarging the car parking area and in making an area where we can safely unload lorries. Our drive is therefore not as clean as I would like, but it should be sorted out by the first few days of February. All is dependant on the weather. I apologise for any inconvenience [...]

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Job Opportunity

By |2018-01-14T18:34:56+00:00January 14th, 2018|Walled Garden News|

Interested in working at The Walled Garden. The work is mostly outdoors and a great opportunity to enhance your plant knowledge and growing skills. Rarely are two days the same. People often underestimate the diverse skills required to run a successful nursery. Many jobs nowadays are very specialist. If you [...]

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The Walled Garden Gift Vouchers

By |2017-12-15T15:31:42+00:00December 15th, 2017|Walled Garden News|

    These are now on sale with values of £5, £10 and £25. Available at the nursery with a cost at the face value of the vouchers. We will put them in the post. If you do not live locally and want to buy tokens, please phone the nursery 01728 602510 to make [...]

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Pot grown Wallflowers

By |2017-09-09T11:59:45+00:00September 9th, 2017|Walled Garden News|

Wallflowers in pots 2017 Wallflowers are grown in 8cm square pots. These are larger than last year and as the plants have been given more space, they are bigger and better branched. The sooner they are planted in the autumn, the larger they will grow, and come the spring, they will be covered [...]

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Viola Sorbet

By |2017-09-05T22:13:11+00:00September 5th, 2017|Walled Garden News|

Winter Flowering Violas Viola Sorbet series flower well through the winter. The flowers are about half the size of the Panola pansies and though they are smaller, they are more numerous and come in a range of colours, some delicate, and others more flamboyant. Bright colours cheer up the dull days of [...]

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Winter-flowering pansy Panola

By |2017-09-05T12:59:23+00:00September 5th, 2017|Walled Garden News|

The most reliable strain of winter flowering pansy. These will flower well throughout the winter providing ground is not frozen solid and as it warms up in very early spring, they will provide a mass of flower. Orange and yellow are particularly sweetly scented. Grown this year in 8cm square pots, the plants will [...]

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The busy season

By |2017-04-19T15:55:27+00:00April 19th, 2017|Jims Jottings|

Jim’s Jotting for April   It can be hard to fathom which are the climatic factors which make the nursery busy in March. After the winter customer drought, I am always relieved when the thermometer climbs above 10°. Whilst I don’t regard this March as particularly warm, sunshine levels have been higher than normal [...]

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