Archive | April 2020

My Babies Must Leave Home!!

It’s that time of year where we present the 9cm/10cm young plants that are on offer this season. I have listed them below with the relevant horti info for you. 

Please note that these babies have been reared under cover, as young plants always need a bit more tlc, so they will need hardening off and ofcourse should we suddenly get a cold snap with frosts, watch out for them please! Some of them have been ‘pinched out’ to encourage them to bush more & some I haven’t. You may do this yourselves to make stockier plants if you want to.

The cost of these small ones is £3.50 each OR 3 for £10, mix and match, please yourselves.

Buddleja Buzz magenta2

Delphinium-Blue-Lace2

Gaura KW2

Gazania CL2

Heuchera obsidian2

Kniphofia OVP2

Penstemon SG2Rudbeckia triloba2salvia AL2Salvia Kisses & wishes2Salvia hotlips2

Verbena Bon

verbena rigida1

 

ALL THESE PLANTS LISTED ARE SMALL- 9CM AND 10CM POTS, READY TO BRING ON NOW FOR A SUMMER OF COLOUR IN YOUR GARDEN. SOME ARE HALF HARDY, OTHERS ARE HARDY.

 PRICE IS 3 FOR £10…OR £3.50 EACH.

Please email any orders through to marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk OR via the nursery Facebook page.

Local buyers only please as I have a safe contact-free buying system in place where you place your order, you choose to pay either by BACs/Paypal or Cash & you collect yourself from outside 47 NORTHBROOK ROAD. Delivery on orders OVER £20 is possible in the local area-Broadstone,Corfe Mullen,Upton or Oakdale, but only on a Sunday.

Thank you!

 

 

Spring is here!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are managing to keep safe and are staying at home unless you have to go out to work,shop or for exercise. As I am in the most vulnerable group, I have to shield & have no contact with anyone for 12 weeks- 8 to go!! Never have I been so glad that I work from home & that the weather is dry.

It’s such a shame that Covid-19 has struck us right now, as all the early plant fairs & events are cancelled until at least July. Consequently, I am trying to think of other contact free ways to sell my perennial plants which is tricky being as I can’t go out & other people are only supposed to go out for essential reasons!

I have created a list of plants that are available to buy right now & will add to the list as time progresses. They are all marked with the pot size and price.

PLEASE NOTE that mail order is NOT available.

Sales are only for more local people, either to collect from here (47 Northbrook Rd Broadstone BH18 8HD UK) Or we have just started to offer a delivery service to the local area only on a Sunday (when Hubby is available to do it) This covers Broadstone, Corfe Mullen, Upton and Oakdale and is free on orders over £20. Other areas, £1 per mile will be charged.

To purchase> Decide which plants you would like, email me (marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk) or PM on the nursery page on Facebook, choose which method of payment you would like- BACs/ Paypal/Cash & how you would like to receive your plants. And that’s it!

Please have a look at the Stock Availability List 2020.

Happy Gardening!

Extraordinary times….

We didn’t expect to be in these surreal times when we raised a glass to welcome in 2020. But here we are in weird times, jogging along from day to day not knowing what to expect the next day-or even the next minute! Usually we are getting ready to start our first plant fairs of the season, but all events are cancelled until July at the earliest.

Consequently plant nurseries all over the country are at full capacity of young stock, many starting the season early with Spring bedding and later Summer bedding. Many are giving plants away or composting them as they need the growing room for the plants for later in the season.

What about us? We always start our season selling small 9cm plants most of which are perennials, some less hardy than others.At the moment we have 800 plug plants of 15 varieties growing on, ready to be sold in about May, to be planted out after the threat of frost has gone. With no events to take all these plants to, lack of space might well be a real issue as well as some of them are used for Summer colour.

I am in isolation for 12 weeks (10 more to go from now!) as I am in the extremely vulnerable group, which means that if I get the c-virus I will probably be hospitalised. How lucky I am to work from home, so that I can get out in the fresh air! No other contact with anyone though-no shops, no friends,no family other than hubby, nothing.To shield myself.

Because of this, I am not able to do mail order or to offer delivery.

I have at the moment a small selection of perennial plants to sell & have devised a contact-free method of selling to LOCAL people who can walk here to collect, as ofcourse non essential travel is not allowed. So- you select which plants you fancy & pre-order via email, choose how to pay (Bacs, Paypal or cash) and collect from the front of the property. All plants are priced at £5 per pot with the minimum pot size 1lt. If you want to pre-order any of the plants listed below, please email me on marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk.       Thank you.

P1030317

Polemonium Stairway to Heaven 1.5lt

P1030316

Polemonium Halfway to Paradise 1.5lt

 

scilla

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P1030315

Parahebe Mervyn 1lt

 

P1030319

Erythronium Pagoda 2lt

 

scilla

Scilla Peruviana- 1 bulb per pot