We raise our own produced stock without rooting hormones or chemical seed protection. No chemical sprays, for feeding, pesticides or fungicides are used. Our own compost is made from a mixture of topsoil, leaf mould, composted shreddings, grit and organic fertilizers in varying proportions depending on end use. The plants live with a low level of spots and pests just as they naturally would in an unsprayed garden.
Many plants are suited to the local area of generally alkaline (chalky) soils, salt winds and often dry weather in summer. Regular watering in the first two seasons is of upmost importance to help establishment. A thorough soaking once a week is best.
Since May 2006 we are in conversion with the soil association and some stock is already accredited when grown from approved stock or seed, in fertile fibre compost and monitored as such.
Most of our plants are grown outside all year with little mollycoddling, on a natural site surrounded by trees and hedges, home to a myriad of wildlife. Generally a mixture of friends and foes living in an uneasy equilibrium (unless eating my cabbages!).
Shrubs, ornamental conifers and roses
A general selection of types and sizes from standard 2 litre pots to some larger specimens, from about £4.50 upwards.
Euonymous, lonicera, privet, yew, beech and hawthorn potted
all year and some varieties bare root in winter
Various garden perennials, ground cover plants, rockery and alpine plants. Ranging from 9cm pots approx £1.50 to 1 litre at £2.50, 2 & 3 litre around £4.50.
Quality soil association approved stock available in the winter as maidens or larger bushy trees through the season at £25.00 potted. Apple, pear, plum, crab apple, quince and perry.
Black, red and whitecurrants, gooseberries, rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries (thornless), loganberry, lostaberry. From £4.00 to £6.50
Greenhouse plants and veg
Tomato, pepper, chilli, aubergine
Herbs-Basil, parsley, coriandor, chives, marjoram, thyme, mint, peppermint, tarragon, lemonbalm, sage and sorrel.
Globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, comfrey, scorzonera, horseradish, cardoons and fennel.
Runner and French beans, sweetcorn, courgettes and squash.
Brassicas and salad plants
Non organic stock bought in but treated organically once on
site. Some plants needing budding and grafting are bought in as unable to source
organically, while bedding plants are similarly non organic. We increasingly try
to grow some of our own as seed becomes available but it is limited at present.
Box bedding 6/12 £2.75 or 4 for £10.00
Pot geraniums, fuchsia, osteospermum, begonia £2.75 each or 4 for£10.00
Box geranium 6 for £3.50
Trailing and basket plants 9cm pots £1.50
Primroses, polyanthus, winter pansy 6 for £2.75 or 4 boxes for £10.00
Pot cyclamon 9cm £1.50
Wallflowers Quality transplanted 10 for £1.50
Pot Ivy 1 litre £2.75
Winter heathers 9cm pot £1.50
Usually a few unusual or complimentary plants as available
Organic Multipurpose compost fertile fibre (soil association approved) £7.00 35litre bags
Local free range chicken manure bag £4.00
Shreddings for mulching Sack £2.00
Unsprayed mushroom compost from small grower £2.00 bag
Chestnut stakes 5ft to 8ft
Bamboo canes 3ft to 8ft
Topsoil (from own site) £2.00 sack
Cheap secondhand pots available and also new black plastic nursery type pots 1 litre to 10 litre sizes