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planting hedges & trees in autumn

Now is the time to start thinking about Autumn planting of trees, shrubs and hedging.

Bare root plants are available from Mid Nov – April (depending on the weather). This is a cost effective time to plant as the trees and hedging plants become dormant and can be transplanted as a bare rooted or rootballed tree depending on the size you require.  We have excellent value plants from 50p upwards!

If you would like to block out a building from your view, we can supply a wide range of sizes including a mature evergreen screen at 2.5m high or pleached trees forming a raised hedge 4-5m high.

If you would like more info on our selection of plants then please just get in touch, or if you’re local, then pop along to see us.Beech_hedge

 


October 23rd 2014

2014 Nursery Open Day and Plant Sale

Our Open Day and Plant Sale this year is on Friday 29 August.  Come along between 1pm and 7pm when we’ll have discounts off most plant stock – between 10 and 50%.  We are also joined this year by several artists – Chris Hall (sculpture), Jennie Speirs (sculpture),  Kevin Paxton (blacksmith), James Parker (Slate sculpture), Alastiar Hunter (Sundials) and Ferdie le Feur (wooden planters).  For something other than plants and sculpture we will have lots of other local suppliers present including- Cooks Desire deli produce, Tiphereth Organic jams, Brodies home baking & georgeous textile gifts from TheBlueCoo.   If you can’t make the Friday then the Nursery is open all weekend and our offers are available during this period also.  We look forward to seeing you with friends, family and colleagues – all welcome!


August 20th 2014

Fresh New Season Stock

We have a lovely selection of fresh new stock on the Nursery.  Our favourite for this month is the flowering shrub Prunus ‘Kojo-no-mai’ with it’s pretty blush white flowers and zigzagging stems.  Other great Spring bloomers on offer are Chaenomeles, Skimmia, Primulas, Dicentra and Hellebores.  If you are local we are open all day Saturday and from 1-4pm Sunday this weekend and are giving away a free pot of tete-a-tete daffodils to all customers spending £5 or more.  Come and have a browse and if you can’t see what you’re looking for then ask us about our plant sourcing service.

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April 2nd 2014

Seed Potatoes

Are you interested in growing your own potatoes?

Its time to get chitting!

We have seed potatoes available on the Nursery, by the bag (2kg).  International Kidney, Pentland Javelin, Charlotte, Desiree, Pentland Dell and Rooster – all from our local supplier in East Lothian. Prices from £3.25. Other varieties available – including heritage and organic.

If you are local to the Nursery then vegetable seedlings available from April.

Please contact us if you would like more information.

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February 25th 2014

garden snippets

bedding pack3Very often gardening articles on planting and what’s doing well where and when are based on information from our gardening friends south of the border where the sun (usually) shines longer and warmer than on our sultry shores. So, we propose GARDEN SNIPPETS for those of you out there gardening North of the border.

No time like the present to make a start:
FABULOUS FEBRUARY

Take advantage of great bedding offers at this time of the year. Rejuvinate permanent pots by taking the top inch of soil off the pot and replace with some good soil and fill up the gaps with bedding plants. You can also pop in some spring flowering bulbs as well.

 


February 18th 2014

Christmas Shop Open

Our Christmas Shop is now open.  Come along and pick up a Christmas Tree and a Wreath.  Lots of other goodies available as well – local produce – infused oils, heritage potatoes, chutneys and jams.  Firewood arriving Monday.  Of course there are plently of colourful Christmas plants to choose from, gaultheria, pyracantha, viburnum, grasses, pernettia,  ivy and many more.  Why not choose a fruit bush, makes a great gift – raspberry or blueberry.  If you’re stuck for an idea when what about a Gift Voucher.

Nursery Open weekdays 8am – 4.30pm, Sat 9-4, Sun 1-4pm. 


December 5th 2013

freshly cut christmas trees

Our freshly cut, locally grown Christmas Trees are now on the Nursery.  Choose from the classic low needle drop Nordman Fir or something a little different – the Fraser with it’s divine smell or the slightly whacky Lodgepole pine!  Prices from £20 for a 5ft Norway Spruce.   If you spend £35 or over you’ll get free delivery to Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Check out our Christmas Shop for local produce and gift ideas.


December 5th 2013

Christmas Shop

Our Christmas shop opens on 6 December.  We have a good selection of wreaths, trees, and winter flowering shubs to choose from.  Also new for this year is our edible section with produce from the lothians – jams & chutneys, infused oils & salts, heritage potatoes and lots more.  Choose a plant for a present – rhubarb and fruit bushes are ideal!


November 27th 2013

Nursery Open Day – Friday 30 August

Our Open Day this year is on Friday – 30 August.  Come along between 1pm and 7pm when we’ll have discounts off most plant stock – between 10 and 50%.  We are also joined this year by several artists – Chris Hall (sculpture), Jennie Speirs (sculpture),  Kevin Paxton (blacksmith), James Parker (Slate sculpture), Alastiar Hunter (Sundials) and Ferdie le Feur (wooden planters).  For something other than plants and sculpture we will have lots of other local suppliers present -  free range organic eggs, organic artisan slow fermented bread, jams and honey, fudge and Wine Tasting from House of Menzies in Aberfeldy.   If you can’t make the Friday then the Nursery is open all weekend and our offers are available during this period also.  We look forward to seeing you with friends, family and colleagues – all welcome!


August 27th 2013

January Sale

Our January sale on the Nursery is now underway with some excellent bargains to be had.  We have up to 70% discount available on all growing stock.   If you live nearby then do come and have a look.

We still have extended opening hours with a late night on Thursday, open all day Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.


January 15th 2013