Aquatic plants really bring a pond to life - not only do they greatly enhance the natural beauty of your pond, but they also play an essential role in maintaining the health of its water and inhabitants. Pond plants also absorb nutrients which could otherwise feed the algae that turns your water green and allows blanket weed to grow. This year, for the first time, we are stocking a range of aquatic plants. We now have a selection of 1 litre marginal plants, 1 litre oxygenating plants, deep water pond plants in larger baskets and water lilies. To accompany these we sell 10l and 20l bags of aquatic soil, a [...]
Seed potatoes We sell our seed potatoes by the Kg so you can select exactly the amount you need. This gives you the opportunity to try a few new varieties. We have in stock the following varieties: 1st Earlies: Arran Pilot, Sharpes Express, Foremost, Pentland Javelin, Rocket, Swift, Homeguard and Lady Christl. 2nd Earlies: Kestrel, Wilja and Nicola. Salads: Charlotte, International Kidney and Pink Fir Apple. Maincrop: Cara and Maris Piper. These are all priced at £2.00 per Kg.
Happy New Year from The Walled garden. We are now back open after our Christmas break. This is when all the hard work begins. Despite the near freezing temperatures there will be some root growth deep within the soil and although average temperatures in January and February are very similar the light levels will certainly increase. This sends us a stark message to get moving as spring will not be far around the corner and there is an awful lot to do. Ann has been busy preparing our propagation area in readiness for us to start sowing the first batches of seed for the season. Antirrhinums, Calendulas, Erigeron and Bellis [...]
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 Viola Sorbet Panola flowers aren't huge, but for those that like a profusion of small neat flowers, choose from our range of Sorbet violas. The come in 9 colours, from yellow to black. Wallflowers in 8 varieties. Good stocky bushy plants, they never look exciting in leaf, but look forward [...]
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 that this might cause. We have so far constructed 12 new plant benches for shrubs, 6 definitely, and hopefully 10 will be installed this week. These have a special sand base and will enable us to keep plants looking even better than normal. Work is well underway on producing 400 header cards which give key [...]
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 have an open mind and are keen to learn, you will be surprised how you can increase your skill set. […]
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 a payment by card and to give us the postal address. We will post as soon as possible. Collection from our local letterbox is between 9.30 a.m. and midday. There is a charge of 75p for postage.
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 in scented flowers. If used with plantings of winter pansies, they add a bit of height. For many years, we have planted lily flowered tulips among our wallflowers and these, or other taller tulips, make a striking spring display with the added bonus of a pleasant fragrance in the spring. Pick and mix as you [...]
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 winter. 8cm square pots 59p each 15 or more 53p 90 or more 50p
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 be a little larger than previous years. Select and mix the colours you prefer. 59p each 15 or more, 53p each 90 or more 50p each