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March 2016

It’s hard to believe we are 23 days into March and and that we have been open for 3 weeks already, it’s amazing how time flies when you are keeping yourself busy! All of us here at Ashdale Nursery have been working hard over the winter attending to those tedious off-season tasks that are required. Fortunately we have had a mild winter and the team have been able to crack on with things which means the nursery is already looking very good for the time of year and we are able to present you with a better and wider choice than before. Our list of available perennials and vegetables has been updated so you can …

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At long last July!

Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate

“A lovely garden attracts the eye, Admired and envied by passers-by. There are Achillea, Phlox and Lobelia, Clematis, Jasmine and Abelia, Echinacea, Osmanthus, Miscanthus, Campanula and Dianthus. A tired gardener may think, from his patio seat: “Well worth the toil to give the soul a treat.” Consider the gift Mother Nature has given; Such beauty, yearly, the passion has driven.” Welcome to the first,  well overdue update for July. Life at the nursery is never dull and we are always busy preparing and bringing out new stock which at the moment is looking particularly good. We have baskets, perennials, vegetables and still some bedding plants. Perennials Tall, bursting with root …

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More potting

osteospermum

Whilst Mani and Mick are busy promoting the nursery at the Newark Garden Show (pop by and say hello if you are in the area), Ian and Dani are busy potting up the last of the bedding….. Summer Bedding Plants It won’t be too long before hanging baskets will be ready for the season. However, should you be making your own baskets, we’ve got a whole selection of plants that are ready, looking fresh and well rooted. Surfinia, Fuschia, Nepeta, Verbena, Lobelia, Diascia, Nemesia, Bacopa, Bidens, San Vitalia, Calibrachoa … all looking strong and happy! Bedding packs are all out for sale @ £2.50 each and coming on nicely. Geraniums, Marigolds, Dahlias, Ageratum, Alyssum, Lobelia, …

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April come she will

Pulmonaria Blue Ensign

..when streams are ripe and swelled with rain. The spring weather is being very kind to us and the nursery is looking good for this time of year. Our perennials are strong and fresh and we are finally getting them all in order (the logistics of loosing 2 tunnels is unbelievable!) Anyone hunting specific varieties… be quick! Certain liners in flower are selling fast: Dicentra spectabilis (Spectabilis, Alba, Goldheart & Valentine), Pulmonarias (Blake’s Silver, Blue Ensign, Sissinghurst White & Diana Clare), just to mention a couple. Some of the bedding plants are out and ready for sale and looking strong but still needing protection from any frost though. A whole new selection of shrubs and climbers is now …

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