We have been incredibly busy on the nursery potting up plants that have started life being grown in the field. This means we will have more to sell over the late spring, summer and early autumn when we cannot dig plants directly from the field as they are actively growing.
We have increased our range of hedging plants to include- when they have rooted through – Thuja ‘Brabant’, Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). We have also increased the range of sizes of Thuja ‘Emerald’ (Smaragd), Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’) that we will have available in pots for the late spring and summer period.
Our rootballed and bare-root plants – ones that are grown in the field and dug up – are currently still available but once they start to grow, we have to stop digging as you cannot cut their roots when they are growing.
The advantage of field-grown plants is that they are generally cheaper than pot-grown plants (with some exceptions such as our 5ft and 6ft Laurel) but we can only stock field-grown plants until about early April (depending on the weather). So if you want field-grown hedging plants, including Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Rotundifolia’), Portugal Laurel, Yew (Taxus baccata) and Thuja or native hedging such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple and Hazel, then you need to plant them in the next two or three weeks.
Pot-grown plants, however, can be planted at any time of year. Some hedging plants, such as Leylandii, Photinia, Griselinia and Viburnum tinus are not particularly well-suited to being dug from the field and so we grow these in pots for sale all year round.
If you’re not sure what type of hedging you need, please pop into the nursery and garden centre, we are open 7 days a week, or give us a call on 01460 281265.