Outdoor Plants

Roses

We still have plenty of David Austin roses but only while stocks last as our days at Bromfield are numbered.

You may well find some fantastic bargains on these superb and popular roses.

If you would like to check whether we have your desired variety, please call us or use the contact form.

Clematis & climbers

Clematis & climbing plants

As for roses and all our perennials, there will be some fab bargains to be had over the coming months, before we have to leave our Bromfield plant area in late March.

Sadly we will no longer be able to order stock in for you.

Fruit trees & soft fruit

ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST - WE HAVE PLACED OUR LAST ORDER AHEAD OF BEING 'TURFED' OUT IN MARCH

Our fruit trees are local & container-grown - mostly at least two years old and of a good size (it varies but around 2 metres is typical). We offer local delivery  but don't forget that trees can be fitted into cars by careful insertion and we are happy to help.

As well as favourite varieties of apple, pear, plum and damson, you MIGHT find mulberries and medlars, quince, cherry and fig trees. Blueberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, redcurrants etc.

Herbaceous perennials

As with our shrubs, most come from local growers, and we're proud of the quality and diversity of our offering.

The local factor not only cuts down on 'plant miles' but is also a good indicator that the plant will thrive in the area's gardens.

SORRY NO MORE SPECIAL ORDERS FOR PLANTS ARE BEING TAKEN NOW DUE TO OUR MOVE IN MARCH

Salvias and other perennials

Alpines

Alpines are among the earliest plants to show flower in late winter, and are ideal for hillside gardens and awkward steeply-sloping places as well as rockeries. Usually available in smaller pots than the other perennials, they represent great value (and many spread or can be divided).

As with other outdoor plants, unfortunately due to our move, no more are being bought currently and no special orders taken.

Grasses

Stipa tenuissima


GRAB YOUR GRASSY BARGAINS WHILE YOU CAN. 

WE ARE SORRY TO SAY WE ARE UNLIKELY TO OFFER MANY AFTER MARCH 2024 DUE TO THE MOVE.

Christmas Trees

You can expect to find top quality Nordman Firs here from the last weekend in November approx. (please check before travel).

We also buy container-grown Blue Spruce trees which arrive a little earlier than the cut trees. Please note that container-grown trees tend to be smaller than the cut ones, because of the prohibitive cost and practicality of all that potting-on. Smaller still we often have a range of pinus or other attractive mini trees ideal for a table-top, child's bedroom, gift, etc.

CONTAINER-GROWN TREES - how to preserve them for re-use

Sometimes people make the mistake of thinking their potted tree can just be put in the garden and survive on just rain. Sadly this is far from true so if you plan to keep your tree for next year you will need to look after it. Water regularly; the only time you can relax about watering is when rainfall is heavy. Otherwise keep an eye and in hot dry weather you may need to water every day.

It will benefit enormously from being potted on, using John Innes No.3, to a slightly bigger pot each Spring, and may need some feeding as well.

IMPORTANT - How to keep your cut Christmas Tree from drying out

Having spent good money on your tree you won't want it dropping everywhere. A non-drop tree will only refrain from dropping if you treat it right! Think of it as a cut flower - keeping it in water at all times is crucial. A tree stand with a water reservoir (we sell these) is a very good idea; check the water level regularly.

A cut tree seals itself with resin where it has been cut. It takes about 4 hours do do this, and once it is sealed it cannot 'drink' water. If you are taking it home to put it in water straight away  we will cut a disc off the trunk for you, so it can take up water.
If you plan to wait longer before bringing it indoors you must do this at home, or your tree will soon start to drop and die.

If the water does run out and you believe it has been dry for 4 hours or more, you'll need to refresh it by cutting an inch off the bottom of the trunk, then placing in a bucket of water to allow for extra water uptake before returning to its normal stand.

Finally, PLEASE don't position it next to a radiator or near any other type of fire!

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