Friday, 30 September 2016

Feature in 'Essex Life' magazine

Many thanks to 'Essex Life' magazine for the excellent feature about Beeches in the October edition - very much appreciated.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Suffolk NCCPG Autumn sale Helmingham Hall

After a break of a few years we decided to show our faces again at this event. It turned out to be a great day, beautiful weather and lots of eager plant buyers. Thanks to the team for organizing such a well run event. A couple of quick pics for those who didn't make it.

Kevin taking a 'breather', having set up the stand with Phil, before the gates opened

'Oooh that's looks, good', 'Never seen that plant before'

Sunday, 11 September 2016

You've never seen the nursery like this !

Many new visitors are really surprised what lies beyond our modest entrance and hopefully the following will convince you we are not offering a few plants in assorted yoghurt pots :). The following views of the nursery captured by Andy Hollis.

An overall view showing entrance & shop top centre, shrubs, roses & trees around the greenhouse & herbaceous retail beds, shade tunnels and growing area adjacent to the wildlife meadow.

 Similar areas from the east

 Herbaceous perennials, grasses and fruit trees:

 herbaceous again from the south

 A portion of the shrub, rose and tree retail area

 The wildlife meadow - the grass cut for hay 2 days after this shot was taken

 Our 4th full time member of staff! Ellie now feeling her age at 12 but determined to get herself into nearly every one of the above images

Friday, 29 January 2016

It's Hellebore time !

Always popular and each year brings more introductions of these long lasting beauties! New stocks have just arrived - and they are looking good - really good so no better time to indulge your senses with their colours and form.
So lets have a peep at some of the current crop.
Below a selection of the Harvington x hybridus group available in 1.0lt pots:
Above -  Clockwise from top left: Harvington x hybridus 'Red', H x h 'Golden Glory', H x h 'Purple Csacade' & H x h 'Dusky'

Below again clockwise from top left: H x h 'Yellow, H niger 'Double White' ( a double 'Christmas Rose'), H x h 'Speckled White' & H x h 'Double Chocolate'

Above are Helleborus x ericsmithii hybrids available in 2lt pots. From top left: H x e 'Winter Sunshine', H x e 'Shooting Star', H x e 'Pirouette' & H x e 'Winter Moonbeam' 
and a few more 'beauties' From top left Helleborus 'Molly's White', H. 'Penny's Pink', H x hybridus 'Harvington Smokey Blue' & H. x hybridus 'Lily'