Bedding Plant Season

For me, the most exciting time of the year has arrived. Who doesn’t love spring? It also marks the busiest few months of our calendar at the nursery, and so I probably won’t post again until late June.

The list of plants we grow and stock is too exhaustive to list here, but suffice to say that both Watton and Bengeo nursery are now restocking on an almost daily basis.

You’ll be pleased to know that the core prices are the same as ever. A bedding plant is still 30 pence (when taken as a multiple), and so on. I still don’t think you’ll find a better selection of Geraniums in a 1 litre pot anywhere in Hertfordshire. What’s more, I don’t think you’ll find them at a better price, a very reasonable £1.50


Or ‘Pelargonium’ more correctly, but let’s not be fussy.

I’ll be at Bengeo nursery this year, so feel free to pop by and say Hi- there’s a good chance you’ll meet one of my sons, busy ‘helping.’ I can’t wait to see the seasonal colour, and can only hope for a sunny few months of gardening!

See you all soon!






Two for the coming season-

It’s a busy time on the Nursery- we’re planting more than ever. There’s loads of new varieties to look forward to this year. Here’s a couple I’m looking forward to most-

Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’ – It’s being marketed as a ‘semi-mounding’ begonia, I suppose to tempt people to stick a few in their baskets- but really, this Begonia is best in the ground or in a tub. I think it works best multiply planted, without accompaniment. All alone it’s fantastic, the leaves are like dark coals behind the fire of the flower- truly a well named specimen. Not new exactly- but worth a mention all the same. May well be my favourite plant of last season.


Osteospermum ‘Serenity Blue-eyed Beauty’– This one I can’t wait for. New from Ball and Colegrave this year, winner of multiple awards. I love Osteo’s anyway (you might know them as rain daisies). And this one will surely be a great addition to a packed field.


There’s loads more, obviously. I’ll post a few as they come onto the nursery from our growing site. Right now here’s a few things to think about if you’re coming in-

*Plugs are in! If you like to grow your own, now’s the time to start. Even if it’s just on your windowsill, why not have a go?

*Perennials are in! Our 1ltr range of perennials are still £1.70. It’s a fantastic price. Year after year these are growing in popularity, and we’ll be stocking in excess of 100 varieties throughout the season.

*We’re hiring! It’ll be seasonal, only up until August, but there’s lots to do. If you’re okay with a bit of hard work, enjoy flexible, seasonal hours, and a bit of sunshine (hopefully) then pop by for a chat.

See you soon!