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Our Nursery is a wholesale nursery and as such we are not open to the general public. We cannot currently take orders or payment over the phone, therefore orders need to be made via the website.
Common Questions Answered
We run on organic principals and sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We use peat-free compost to grow all of our native plants. You can find further details under INFO on the main bar above.
Available stock will vary across the different seasons. Product pages are updated with stock levels on a day to day basis and numbers are automatically reduced once each web order is completed. If an item is out of stock, we also provide pre-order information where this service is available.
Most of our plants are grown in a standard sized plug of 65cc, measuring 56x36mm, 62mm tall. We sell some plants in 8cm pots and contract grow in other sizes.
This will depend on the species being planted and the area they are going to be planted in to. As a very general guide, 4-5 plug plants per m2 is likely to be suitable for most household garden areas. Larger areas may be best suited to being sown with a wildflower seed mix, complimented by plug planting.
You can plant plug plants all year round, although we recommend planting out from March to September to provide them with the best start.
Plants love light so carefully remove them from the packaging when they arrive. If you can’t plant out straight away the plants will be fine in the plug cells for a few weeks, just keep watering them and place somewhere sheltered. If you are planting out straight away, water the plants after opening and leave them to ‘rehydrate’ for at least 30 minutes before planting.
Yes, all of our plants, bulbs and seeds come with both planting and ongoing maintenance advice.
Planting native wildflower species is an excellent way to encourage and support wildlife in your garden or wider landholding. This can be a wildflower border, wildflower lawn or wildflower meadow and can be achieved using plug plants and seed sowing. We have various plug plant mixes available, which can be found under PLANT MIXES on the main bar above, and seed mixes which can be found under NATIVE SEEDS.
Most bulbs are best planted ‘in the green’, when they are in leaf and still growing, and can be planted before, during or after flowering. These are available in Spring and more likely to come back stronger the following year. We also sell bulbs in the Autumn, which are dried and ready to be planted for flowering the following Spring.
We harvest our native wildflower and grass seeds over summer, mostly during July. The seed is best sown fresh so we recommend it is sown during August and September, when we usually have a plentiful supply. We do keep it in specialist cold storage and the seed can also be sown in the Spring and earlier summer or into October providing the ground is unlikely to freeze in the following weeks.
Sowing straight on to your lawn is not recommended. Wildflowers prefer low-nutrient soil conditions and should be planted in to bare ground. We provide preparation, sowing and aftercare advice with your order.
Yes we do. Depending on the species, producing healthy plugs from seed can take from weeks to months, so the earlier you can place an order then the better for your project. If you are interested in this service, then please send an initial enquiry with the following details:
which species, size of plug, how many, area covered, type of habitat, project timescales, expected delivery, delivery site and number of deliveries.
Yes we now have Trade Account Forms. Please contact us via the enquiries email and we will send over the form OR
Please email us with your detailed requirements and we will provide a bespoke quotation.
If enquiring about stock levels, these are up to date on each species page. Plant size and delivery information are under INFO on the main bar above.
We provide planting advice information with all orders.