Open from January 6th.
January and February tend to be quiet. I’ll update this post in February to let you all know what’s coming in March (We aim to have the nursery looking INCREDIBLE from the 1st March onward) but in the meantime here’s what you can expect=
Primula Acaulis (Common names include: polyanthus/primula/prims)
The first of these are flowering in the next few weeks, and as a stop-gap bedding before the Spring season arrives, they’re perfect; hardy, colourful, low maintenance.
Bulbs can still be planted. We’ve potted up tete a tete, snowdrops, bluebells, daffs, crocus and many more. These are rooting now, although can be set at any point right up until spring.
It’s a good time for hedging! Although the majority of our laurel/red robin comes late Feb, there’s still a bit of native beech and privet. Better, it’s cheap this time of year, and conditions for planting are perfect.
In the meantime we’ll be busy growing the first plugs for the Spring season.
Christmas trees are here!
Lots of large specimens this year, so if you have the space we’ll most likely try and tempt you…
Scottish grown, sustainable Nordman fir
As well as trees we have our freshly made wreathes, designed in-house, created with holly grown on the nursery.
Expect to see smaller gifts and decorations too, including:
Wicker tree skirts,
Pot grown blue fir,
Pot grown holly,
and my favourite, the year round berries of skimmia parbella, a perfect festive garden addition:
As usual, on at least one of the weekends you can expect to see us with the bbq on (we might even have a spare hot dog if you’re lucky), and perhaps even some mulled wine.
See you soon, and Merry Christmas!
Opening times: WINTER OPENING TIMES NOW IN EFFECT
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 – 16:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
From now until the end of October, we’ll have a full range of pansy and viola colours, as well as (due to high demand!) a far greater volume of dwarf wallflowers.
Cheiranthus cheiri. Flowers from autumn until well into the following summer.
We’re also stocking a far greater number and variety of year round salvia. Two of my favourite are available now,
Salvia Microphylla ‘wild watermelon’
Salvia Greggii, wonderfully fragrant, surprisingly hardy.
These will be in stock most of the autumn alongside the usual range of calluna heather, goldcrest conifers, cyclamen, and much more. We now have a full stock of planted hanging baskets, and new this year, theme planted wooden barrel planters for only £15.
Let’s hope the autumn sun continues!
See you on the nursery,
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.