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.

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Gaura KW2

Gazania CL2

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Kniphofia OVP2

Penstemon SG2Rudbeckia triloba2salvia AL2Salvia Kisses & wishes2Salvia hotlips2

Verbena Bon

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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.

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Polemonium Stairway to Heaven 1.5lt

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Polemonium Halfway to Paradise 1.5lt

 

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Parahebe Mervyn 1lt

 

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Erythronium Pagoda 2lt

 

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Scilla Peruviana- 1 bulb per pot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas!

Wishing all our plant customers a very happy Festive Season and all good wishes for a successful 2020!

We are looking forward to the new growing season which starts in March for us, when our new stock arrives ready to be potted up.

See you at next year’s plant fairs & events which start in April.Christmas-Facebook-Wallpapers

Andover Gardening Fair

This Sunday-30th June-(the last day of June already!) will bring the 2nd year of the Gardening Fair held in Andover High St. between 10-2. Entry is free and there will be a good selection of sellers there and also entertainment.

There is more info here>..https://allevents.in/hampshire/andover-gardening-fair-2019/200017051946906

We will be taking a good variety of cottage & nectar perennial plants for your garden, including some large 4lt Rudbeckia Deamii, Red Hot Pokers, Asters & Salvia.

Hope to see you on the day!

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Sunday 26th….

Another Bank Holiday is nearly upon us-they seem to come round quick!

This Sunday, we are selling at Tolpuddle Street Fayre, 10.30-5pm. Funds raised go to charity, so it’s a really good event to support.

Look for us next to the Village Hall! We’ll be bringing the last few small perennials in 9cm/10cm that we always sell at the start of the planting season- Gaura Freefolk Rosy, Lobelia Queen Victoria, Salvia Caradonna, Scabious Kudo & whatever else we have…- 3 for £10 or £3.50 each. Also loads of different bigger plants ranging from Salvias to perennial Lobelias.

Hope to see you there  🙂

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New Season

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The Nursery in Spring

Our new open season starts this week- Thurs & Friday 10-4.

As we only carry a small amount of plants & varieties, if you are looking for something specific, please phone before making the journey. Tel: 01202695256..Email marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk

Our next events are a small table sale at Scutt Hall, Sutton Poyntz on Sat. May 4th starting at 12noon, closely followed by Athelhampton House on Sunday May 5th 10-3.

Happy Gardening  🙂

 

 

Mapperton House Plant Fair

This coming Sunday, April 14th 2019, sees us off for our first event of the season to Beaminster near Dorchester, to the lovely Mapperton House. This event is the spring plant fair, open between 10-4 £3 each entry, in aid of Dorset Wildlife Trust  🙂

We’ll be bringing along some fab 5lt Delphiniums plus some smaller ones, Scabiosa, Erysimum, Erythronium Pagoda and lots of other goodies.

Hope to see you there   🙂

https://mapperton.com/events-at-mapperton/spring-plant-fair/

Spring 2019

Welcome to the 2019 season!

It’s the 1st of February today and it’s a snow day-must say we rarely get enough snow here to severely disrupt life and the snow today is wet and melting fast. Very pretty to see though and interesting to watch all the different birds visiting the feeders in the back garden.

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Our new plant season will start on April 14th with the first charity plant fair of the season to be held at Mapperton House near Beaminster, Dorchester, 10-4pm.

The nursery will be open to visitors between 10-4pm on Thurs & Friday at the end of April, depending on the weather.Any queries before then are, ofcourse, most welcome. Either email me on marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk or phone 01202695256 and I will be pleased to help if I can!

We will again be selling a good variety of plants this season, starting at the earlier events with a choice of the popular 9cm perennials-mix & match 3 for £10 or £3.50 each, alongside all the other larger perennials ranging from Tradescantia to Digitalis to Echinacea. A large percentage of our plants are essential food for bees, butterflies and all other insects. A lot can be grown in sun/part shade, some love full sun and we do have some suitable just for shade.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Gorgeous Male Bullfinch in Our Garden    🙂

 

 

Happy Christmas!!

Hello and Season’s Greetings to everybody all over the world that visit our website.

Wishing you all a peaceful, relaxing and wonderful Christmas wherever you are!

The new growing season will be upon us really fast once we arrive in the New Year and we will be selling at most of out usual events and a few new ones. Thank you to everyone that has purchased plants from us in 2018 and we hope you are very pleased with them.

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