Our Nursery – Values Led
We grow from seed, cuttings or grow on from young plants in the case of fruit trees, a large and interesting range of ‘edible’ or edible linked plants. We source all of our material for this process from the UK. Be it seeds, grafting material, mother plants… even composts and pots. We see the threat (and consequences) of disease from abroad and urge all plant buyers to be values led, not led by value.
We are unashamedly an old-school nursery growing and selling out of the same space in Faversham in Kent, come and visit us or have a look through our availability lists below. We will support you in projects large and small!
Please have a look below at our typical stock, please note it is not what we have in stock it is a guide to what we normally grow, please do not turn up assuming we have everything!! Contact us first.
Heritage varieties, trained trees and dwarfing stock. We have some really interesting things like meddlers, dwarf quinces and cobs all at great prices with lots of advice thrown in!
From your garden classics to some really tasty Mexican and Far eastern species our herb collection is a ever changing list. Herbs are wonderful for cooking, health and just looking at.
We focus on disease resistance with our range of soft fruit, we have red, yellow and green gooseberries and interesting things like hops, Jostaberries, Wineberries.
Our UK native inspired range is a must for anyone wanting plants that fit in our climate and will aid the lives of wild animals, we love mixed planting and its potential benefits for all.
We love to try new vegetable varieties (and cherish old ones) and over the years we have developed a range of plants that offer low maintenance, look great, have great yield and flavour.
From classic varieties to new strains the choice with tomatoes is huge. We have the ever popular Tigerella and this year we are trialling new varieties to us from around the world.
From Hedgerow classics like Sloe and Wild Rose to Wild Damson and Plums.. hedgerow fruit can offer much to both us humans and wildlife alike, we like its dual use as fence and food.
Our aims and ethics
We recognise that the continuing activities of man is changing the climate, devastating wildlife and thus creating a growing crisis for generations to come. We will promote (over profit) horticultural methods to mitigate waste of natural resources, the decline of native wildlife and the concept that personal action has impact.
- Not import stock from the outside UK.
We want to see the UK nursery business develop responsibly, recognise the threat from disease (biosecurity) and work constructively with training agencies to encourage people to train in our own horticultural industries.
- Promote growing diversity in planting, species and variety at our nursery.
It could be a heritage apple variety, a forgotten native herb or wild perennial.
The big players homogenise the diversity of plants available to the public as it increases margins. This has a profound effect on gardens throughout the UK.
- Sell and use organic feed, environmentally balanced pest control and peat-free composts.
Growing and promoting hardy plants that need little or no input against pest and disease. Only using recycled growing mediums and recycling plastics when it is feasible. We have a large area of ‘set aside’ that encourages natural pest control. A example is our Cherry trees were attacked by aphid this year, ladybird larvae got rid of them!
- Not use courier services to deliver plants or offer ‘free delivery’
We recognise that by not ‘blindly’ sending the stock to customers we are reducing potential earnings drastically.
We are very keen to discuss requirements before selling, we do not like the degree of packaging that goes into sending via ‘the cheapest’ courier, we do not like the concept of ‘free delivery’ – it is a basic untruth that you start a relationship with a customer with.
- Run a business that experiments, treat staff with respect and treat customers how we would expect to be treated ourselves.
We are business and the bottom line is about making a living, the work should be enjoyable as this reflects well on to you the potential customer!