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Natural Swimming Ponds Part 2 – Plant Choices

Hello everybody In my previous blog you will have read about some of the challenges of building a natural swimming pond, and today I would ...
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Natural Swimming Ponds Part 1 – The Principles

Hello everybody 2024 is here at last; I think we are all looking forward to a break from all the depressing news which has assailed ...
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Autumn/Winter Update 2023

Welcome to our late autumn blog. After a very warm autumn the heavens have opened, and everything here is absolutely waterlogged. Several late summer and ...
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Summer Update 2023

Welcome to my blog; after a gloriously rainy week – a respite from outdoor watering for a while – our plants are all breathing a ...
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Spring Update 2023

Hello everyone Just a few words this time to say how much we have enjoyed welcoming customers back to our nursery. Thursdays and Fridays have ...
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Spring Blog 2023

Welcome to my Spring blog, at last the rain is getting warmer, there is new growth everywhere and it isn’t so hard to motivate ourselves. ...
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Winter Blog 2022

Welcome to our winter blog. After the very mild autumn a lot of our plants have started to think it is Spring and have put ...
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After another storming year we’ve now some great deals for the next few weeks

Unbelievably I find that it is six months since my last blog; my apologies, we have had another storming year and have had little time ...
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The calm after the storm

Hello everybody; we have enjoyed some interesting weather this week but thankfully no major damage, just a few unwelcome extra repair jobs to do. On ...
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Getting ready for another great year

Welcome to our winter blog. At last, we have managed to catch up on all the propagation tasks; the warm mild autumn has been a ...
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A challenging year

Welcome to my late summer blog; We have had a second incredible year, commercially very successful, but utterly exhausting. The nursery has been looking awful, ...
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HOT HOT HOT – THE PARADOX OF SHADE

Hello again everyone I won’t dwell on the universal subject, except to say thank you for the massive vote of confidence and the brilliant feedback ...
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Irises, water lilies and zombies.

Welcome to my blog; what unprecedented times we live in. We are still working 14 hour days seven days a week, but the despatch queue ...
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A BIG THANK YOU!

Welcome to my latest blog; what an unforgettable time it has been since my last one. Firstly, I want to say a big “Thank You” ...
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The Frogs and the Berlin Tigers

Welcome to my late winter blog; we have enjoyed endless rain and gales here for six weeks with no sign of a let-up. On the ...
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Seasonality and Availability

Welcome to my late autumn blog; we have enjoyed some lovely red and yellow tints on many plants, especially Penthorum sedoides, though the colours are ...
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Cleaning, repairs or seasonal maintenance on your pond

Welcome to my last summer blog; things are starting inexorably to wind down now, red and yellow tints are developing on many leaves and we ...
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Dragonflies, damselflies and topping up your pond

Welcome to my blog; depending on where you live in the UK you will either have experienced extreme heat and/or torrential rain or simply much ...
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Dividing pond plants and replanting

Welcome to my blog; after a truly weird weather week that had Monday opening close to a frost and only a max of 9 degrees ...
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Time for the “Chelsea Chop”

Welcome to my blog; after a gloriously rainy week – a respite from outdoor watering for a while – our plants are all breathing a ...
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The difference between a marginal plant, a bog plant and a moisture loving plant

Welcome to my blog; I wanted to answer a common question asked by so many customers: What is the difference between a marginal plant, a ...
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Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my first blog; I now intend to produce a blog monthly during the growing season. Everything on the nursery is looking absolutely fab ...
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