Pick of the moment: Crocosmias

So, that time has come again where the fiery tones of Crocosmias are setting the nursery ablaze with colour. We have a fantastic range, right in their prime, from the deep red of ‘Hellfire’, through to the rich yellow of ‘Paul’s Best Yellow’, and the flaming ‘Golden Ballerina’ (pictured) somewhere in the middle. If you wanted to add some late colour to your garden, you can not go wrong with them.

Show Dates: August

Here are our show dates for the August;

Sat 2nd Aug Long Marston Village ShowLong Marston Village Hall
Mon 4th Aug Beds Alpine Garden Society Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
Sun 10th Aug St. Albans Farmers Market, St. Peter’s St.
Sun 17th Aug Berkhamsted Farmers Market, High St.
Sun 24th Aug Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade

Pick of the moment: Echinaceas

It’s that time of year again, where Echinaceas are coming into their prime. We have a wide range of stunning varieties including ‘Summer Cocktail’ (pictured), ‘Summer Salsa’, ‘Milkshake’, ‘Eccentric’, ‘Southern Belle’ and ‘Marmalade’ to name but a few.


Show dates: July

Summer finally arrives, and we’ve got a bevy of show dates for you to enjoy…

Mon 7th Jul Beds. Alpine Garden Society Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
Sat 12th Jul AGS Show, Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Rd. Tewkesbury GL20 8DF
Sun 13th Jul Rare Plant Fair, Stonor Park, Henley on Thames RG9 6HF
Sun 20th Jul Chenies Manor House Plant FairWD3 6ER
Sun 27th Jul Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade


Show Dates: June

Here are the show dates for June. As always, you can use the embedded links for more information on each show or for a map of the location of each show.

7nd June Warwickshire Annual Plant Fair, Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
8th June St. Albans Farmers Market, St. Peter’s St.
15th June Alpine Garden Society Show, Agricultural Way, Bakewell
15th June Berkhamsted Farmers Market, High St.
22nd June Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade
29th June Plant Sale and Family DayLeicester Botanic Gardens

Pick of the moment: Foxgloves

Foxgloves are currently erupting with flower spikes, and are a great addition to any garden. They are perfect for adding height and a burst of colour. Currently we have a great range of colours from the ‘Dalmatian’ series: Purple, Rose and Peach, as well as Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’, ‘Sutton’s Apricot’ and Digitalis ‘Spice Island’


Show Dates: May

Here are our show dates for May 2014.

3rd.May London NCCPG Spring Sale, St. Michael’s Cof E School N6 4BG
5th.May Beds. Alpine Garden Society Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
10th.May Pavenham Plant Fair, Village Hall, MK43 7PH
11th.May Ashridge National Trust Plant DayThe Monument
11th.May St. Albans Farmers Market, St. Peter’s St.
17th.May Cambridge Botanic Garden, 1, Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE
18th.May Berkhamsted Farmers Market, High St.
25th.May Rare Plant Fair, Kingstone Bagpuize House, OX13 5AX
25th.May Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade
31st.May Creake Abbey Plant Lovers Day, North Creake, Fakenham, NR21 9LF

There are plenty to catch this month; if we don’t see you at one, please pop along to the nursery!

Show Dates: April

Here are our show dates for April; we’re looking forward to seeing you at one of the following…

5th Apr Herts. Plant Heritage Sale, Chiswell Green Ln, St Albans, AL2 3NR
6th Apr Rare Plant Fair, Birtley House Gardens, Bramley, Guildford GU5 0LB
7th Apr Beds. Alpine Garden Society Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
12th Apr Middlesex. HPS Sale, Haydon School, Wiltshire Lane, Pinner, HA5 2LX
13th Apr St. Albans Farmers Market, St. Peter’s St.
26th Apr Beds AGS Conference, Stratton Centre, Biggleswade SG18 8JB
27th Apr Spetchley Park Gardens Plant Fair, Worcester WR5 1RS
27th Apr Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade

Plant list update and show dates for March

Our plant lists for 2014 are available from the Plant List page. Additionally, here are our show dates for March:

1st.March Harlow Alpine Garden Society Show, Mark Hall School CM17 9LR
3rd.March Beds. Alpine Garden Society Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
8th.March Loughborough Alpine Garden Society Show, Burleigh College LE11 4SQ
9th.March St. Albans Farmers Market, St. Peter’s St.
16th.March Berkhamsted Farmers Market, High St.
22nd.March Beds. Alpine Garden Show Meeting, Wilstead Village Hall  MK45 3BX
23rd.March Harpenden Farmers Market, Bowers Parade
29th.March Herts. Alpine Garden Society Show, Homewood Rd. St. Albans