Athelhampton Plant Fair

I’m pleased to announce that with luck we will be selling at the two last plant events for 2020 as they are going ahead!

The first of the two is at Athelhampton House on Sunday Sept 13th 10-3. Tickets must be pre-booked as due to the Covid pandemic, social distancing has to be careful managed.

Here is the link for tickets…..

We are looking forward to attending the plant fair at Mapperton House on Sept 20th 10-4. This is a charity event-the chosen charity to be confirmed.

Here is the link for tickets for Mapperton….

Please remember to respect everyone’s 2m social distance when at both of these events. Hopefully the cases of Covid in our area will not begin to rise again.

We will be able to take both CASH and do contactless CARD payments at these events.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

New plant available…

I have the hardy plant ANTIRRHINUM PRETTY IN PINK available…

2Lt plants…these Antirrhinum are hardy and are very floriferous. Excellent for flower arranging, they make wonderful cut flowers. Ht. is approx 60cm in any soil.

Price…£6.50 each. Please email to order.

Antirrhinum P in P


2lt Antirrhinum Pretty in Pink…£6.50 each

Super Salvias…

It’s true to say I really love Salvias. And so do the insects.On a lovely sunny day when there is enough heat to energise the bees, watch as they buzz from flower to flower on the Salvias, and bee amazed as you see them bite a hole in the back of the flower to grab the essential nectar instead of entering the actual flower.

I still have plenty of gorgeous Salvias for sale…3 main varieties…HOT LIPS,  AMETHYST LIPS & KISSES & WISHES. These are good size plants-1lt and 2lt and they will flower all the rest of the season if deadheaded, giving wonderful colour to your patios or borders.

Who can resist at 3 for a tenner…yes, that’s 3 for £10, or £3.50 each!

Please email me if you wish to order…

The nursery is remaining CLOSED…so. sorry, no visitors at the moment. We are still operating our successful collection from the front of the property & a free delivery is possible on orders over £20, but only in the local area.


The stunning Salvia Amethyst Lips


Hot Lips, Amethyst Lips, Kisses & Wishes…3 for £10


Lots of Plants still available!

Here we are at the end of week 12 of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2m distance between us and mega handwashing has become a way of life. Rainbows are still very much evident and we wish we could see to the end of this particular one. But I fear there is no end. Life when shielding stretches on into the distance too, as the dates given seem to be extending- Wales is 16th August now & we expect an update on Monday for England. Fear is still palpable for patients with blood cancer, who would have an extremely poor prognosis should they end up in ICU when positive for Covid 19.

Northbrook Nursery will be remaining CLOSED to visitors for the foreseeable future but ofcourse we still have plenty of plants to sell contact-free from the front of the property & there is a free local delivery offered, on a Sunday only, on orders over £20. Many thanks to all my lovely customers who have bought in this strange way so far this season & have given lovely feedback on how pleased they are with their plants.

Please have a peek at the Stock list on this website & also you can visit the nursery Facebook page- please give us a LIKE  🙂  Ordering can be done by Inbox on FB or email>

Hoping to hear from you soon! 

                                                        Happy Gardening…..Margaret x



I have various varieties of lovely PHLOX available…Large are £6.50, smaller £4.50.

Varieties are Nora Leigh, Elisabeth, Harlequin (2), Franz (1), The King (1) The plants are very good quality, in 4lt pots & will grow away nicely in the mixed border. Nora Leigh, Elisabeth & Harlequin have variegated foliage.

First come,first serve with these-one they’re gone, they’re gone.

Local buyers only please-no mail order. Collection from here or a local delivery on a Sunday on orders over £20.






Nepeta Subsessilis on SALE

Happy new month planty people (week 11 for shielding) and I wish you all a happier month than the previous 10 weeks that we have been locked down, thanks to the Covid-19.

Normally we would have been selling at 7 different plant events by now, many of which would have been our biggest earners of the plant season. However, due to having to shield myself and be extremely careful to try and not catch the virus, I have been selling from home using a contact-free system. It’s been weird not seeing and meeting customers but everyone seems very happy with their plants and the safe way things have been going. My lovely helpful Hubby (who’s very smart now he’s had a haircut lol) will deliver on Sundays for orders over £20 in this local area.

I have a glut of a lovely nectar plant called Nepeta Subsessilis for sun or some part shade. These are either blue OR pink, I can’t tell which at the moment as they aren’t flowering yet-so all the best is to come! Dead head and they will carry on flowering. These are large plants,and I am selling them at £2.50 each- yes, only £2.50. First come, first served, so email me on

I still have plenty of ALSTROEMERIA INDIAN SUMMER available too, 2Lt plants that are just budding up @£9 each.


Flowers of a blue Nepeta Subsessilis £2.50 per pot


One of the actual Nepeta Subsessilis that are for sale £2.50 each…what a bargain!! Plants of Alstroemeria Indian Summer are just behind.

Stock List

The availability list is still growing…a good choice of cottage garden style plants available to local buyers now (BH18 8HD) and also a local delivery is available on a Sunday on orders over £20, but only in this local area.

We still have quite a few different Lobelia’s- including Pink Elephant, Hadspen Purple, Butterfly Blue, Compton Pink & Tania. I love these perennial plants with their vivid coloured flowers that last well on in the year if dead headed.

Please email me on if you’d like to place an order.

My Northbrook Nursery Facebook page remains very busy with a lot of customers ordering through the Inbox on there. Please have a look and give us a LIKE!

Happy Gardening Everyone x


pink elephant

Covid-19 & Shielding..

I’m glad that I have managed to get past the stage of calling the virus ”Corvid”…the members of the Crow family round here weren’t at all impressed!

This week lots of plant nurseries and garden centres were allowed to re-open after a good few weeks of trying to sell their plants by mail order or delivery. We will remain CLOSED and battle on trying to sell our stock using a contact-free method involving collecting yourself or a weekly Sunday delivery by my Hubby. I have to say, this has been working really well.

Myself, I have been advised to continue shielding until the end of June at the earliest. This is a daunting prospect, as although to be frank, I am petrified of catching the Coronavirus as I have CLL which is a type of Leukaemia. I am approaching treatment & my immune system is severely immunocompromised making it very likely that I will end up being that person in ICU on a ventilator if I catch it. After 8 weeks, the strain of not being able to see and cuddle my kids and Grandchildren- and Hubby- is beginning to grip. We are relatively lucky where we live-our area has had a low number of cases & fatalities as compared to London for example.

Shielding…Hhmmm….life shielding means no contact with anyone else.It means living in fear that my essential worker Hubby will catch it himself or bring it home to me and having to social distance from him in the home-just when you so need a good cuddle.. It means feeling stressed & weeping when you can’t get a home delivery shopping slot- even after you sit up till midnight 2 nights in a row-as you don’t want Hubby to have to go in the germ pit which is Tesco, but really you just want to go yourself. It means feeling euphoric when you get a priority shopping pass!! And religiously wiping down everything, just in case…And washing those hands again & again…And using lots of handcream lol. It means looking forward to Thursday nights clapping for the NHS as it’s the only time you see the neighbours. I could go on and on, but I won’t 😀

Instead I will give Thanks for not living in a flat but having a lovely big garden to get out in and my plant sales business which is in it’s busy time. I give Thanks that I bought that pallet of compost in when I did!!  I give Thanks for being able to get in my car & drive 5 minutes up the road to my Father-in-laws where the other half of my plant stock is, safe in my own area.I give Thanks for the offers of help from my Family & friends all of whom are safe from the virus so far.

And Thanks to all the lovely local customers that have purchased plants from us so far this season. Please have a look at the Available Stock 2020 page which has all the details you need on there.


Still lots of small plants awaiting their new homes,in our conservatory! 3 for £10



Please email me on if you’d like to buy some plants.

And most of all STAY SAFE, don’t take any risks & STAY HOME as much as possible!




Dear Customers and Visitors to my website,

The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for a lot of businesses & plant nurseries in particular have been hit with closing just when they are fully stocked, a lot selling bedding plants ready for the Spring & Summer seasons.

The government are relaxing closures for a lot of plant outlets from tomorrow (Weds 12th May 2020) and many garden centres and nurseries will be able to re-open if they are careful to observe social distancing.



Our contact free system of pre-ordering, paying and collecting yourself or having a local delivery on a Sunday on orders over £20, will continue. I understand that it is preferential to actually see what you would like to buy before ordering, but if you are worried, please ask for me to send you a photo of a particular plant so you know what it’s like- I am most happy to help.

Thank you and stay safe people-the Covid virus is still out there & now isn’t the time to take risks.