Our Nursery Stock.. not all garden centres are the same!
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, we want you to enjoy your garden haven this special season!
Have a look at the below up to date stock list, decide what you want, email or phone through your request.. we can give you advice on whats best for your garden haven Contact us
Heritage varieties, trained trees and dwarfing stock. We have some really interesting things like meddlers, quinces and Kent 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 Kiwi, Jostaberries & Pawpaw
Our bee/butterfly range is a must for anyone wanting plants that fit in our climate and will aid insects, 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.
We always have our favourites like Chilli Scotch Bonnet or tomato San Marzano. Flavour, colour and a daft name is always a winner.
Hedgerow and Shrubs
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
Peat, pesticide and plastic free selling.
We recognise that the continuing activities of humankind 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, work to halt the decline of native wildlife and focus on the concept that personal action has impact.
- Import stock with the highest health and the lowest carbon footprint
We want to see our 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!
- We do not offer online sales of plants.
We recognise that by not ‘blindly’ sending the stock to customers we are reducing potential earnings drastically.
We will deliver within a 40 mile radius of our business with our electric vans, we made the decision not to sell goods on-line some years ago as we find the whole process a pain. Packaging, environmental concerns about courier companies and the lack of conversation with customers is our main dislike. The change in plant passports (we do have a plant passport by the way) rules means a huge added expense when you sell remotely.
- 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!