The busy time for planting is over. Although the stock on the nursery is significantly less in the off season, we still have some excellent plants. Such as-
Which are excellent to fill in any summer gaps, and are still only 60p each. Further, we have an excellent selection of drought tolerant bedding begonia, 6 varieties of heuchera, and some beautiful-
Dahlia (available in various colours)
So- although the main thrust of the season is over, there is still plenty of interest.
On our growing site we are preparing to grow nursery stock shrubs, bulbs, and pansies- which will be ready for the next best time on the nursery- September/ October.
It’s that time of year when all is colourful. The nursery is no exception. We are, and will be fully stocked until at least July, with the best selection in May and early June. Notable highlights are a fabulous crop of geranium-
pelargonium h. Zonals ‘violet
… which we stock in 10 different colours. Equally eye catching are our range of osteospermum, including my personal favourite,
osteospermum ‘blue eyed beauty’
These are only 2 of hundreds of different lines. So if you need seasonal colour of any sort; tubs, baskets (especially our range of illumination begonia), planters, shrubs, perennials and more, do come and see us!
Throughout this month we’ll be offering our biggest ever range of perennials. These are big, garden ready plants that will flower this year, including a huge range of Lupin…
And many, many more. We have a large stock of verbena bonariensis, some of the best salvia varieties, and one of my personal favourites,
A classic- dicentra spectabilis.
Of course, that’s the tip of the iceberg. Our full range of seasonal bedding and basket plants arrive every day from our growing site. We have a full stock of:
Roses, fruit, herbs, shrubs, specimen standards, acers, spring planters.
This is very much the season! Any time this month, and certainly next, the nursery is at its very best. So come along, and I’ll see you there!
Holiday opening times:
Bank holidays- 9:30 – 16:00
Easter day- closed
I know, we’re not there yet. Nevertheless there’s a lot to look forward to! Not least some beautiful new clematis specimens …
like this Clematis ‘Taiga’
Other notable additions include some truly distinctive acer varieties such as ‘Peve Ollie,’ and ‘Iniba Shidare’.
Some truly beautiful Edgeworthia are just about to flower on the nursery, so get here quickly for those!
The honey- fragrance is a great addition to a sensory garden.
Primulas are coming into colour right now, but most stock will arrive at the end of February, including hedging (lots of red robin), fruit trees, plug plants, and lots of seasonal colour for borders and baskets.
If only we can get over this cold snap!
See you on the nursery soon,
NOTICE re. Bengeo Nursery.
Following the sale of Bengeo Nursery all stock throughout the year will be amalgamated at watton nursery.
It’s that time of year again- I’ll be at watton this weekend (8th-9th). The festive BBQ will be alight, free sausages, free mulled wine (while it lasts!) and plenty of Christmas trees.
Wreaths, cyclamen etc. all available alongside usual nursery stock.
This year our range of autumn bedding is looking more colourful than ever.
Calluna Skyline and Viola.
Violas and pansies are just coming into flower and will be looking good throughout September and October. Supplementing the range will be a good assortment of heather, cyclamen, and various hardy, evergreen plants for structure and colour.
This is also a great time of year to plant interesting shrubs. We have grown over 300 varieties of hardy, flowering shrubs for small gardens, and here are some of my favourites for the season:
WEIGELA RUBIDOR (VARIEGATED)
Weigela Rubidor, Nandina Lemon and Lime, and Acer Acontifolium.
Along these are an excellent, and extended range of carex grasses, heuchera, and several new varieties of hosta which should be looking great by mid spring.
As always, we have a good stock hedging and fruit, so make the most of these two months!
I look forward to seeing you, and here’s to a great upcoming season!
During very hot weather the nursery will not be open. This is due to unsafe temperatures under glass .
Quiet time of year at the nursery. There is never much choice until end of August, mostly end of season annuals such as red geraniums:
Otherwise, we begin potting 250 varieties of shrubs. These will be grown at watton this year, and although they will not be fully- ready until end August, it’s still worth having a look. Lines I’m particularly looking forward to include:
which is one of 10 varieties we will grow.
Plus the stunning:
And that’s just the beginning. We start planting pansies and viola soon enough, ready for what should be a FAR more colourful autumn than the rather sun- browned summer we’re enjoying!
So until then, enjoy the heat!