We celebrate the fact that BBC Gardeners World has just done a feature on one of our sister National Collections of hardy Chrysanthemums at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick. This will be shown in March 2017, we stock most of the Chrysanths they have. We re-open on the first of March.
Welcome to those of you who have found out about us through the early October issue of Country Life, we were delighted with the feature on us. Also welcome to those that saw us in the September / October issue of the Landscape Magazine.
We specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials as well as Cottage Garden Plants, Woodland plants, shade lovers, hardy Chrysanthemums, hardy Geraniums, Hemerocallis, choice bulbs and Grasses. All are grown in our inspirational gardens which are free to look around (except special charity days, when a small fee is payable) whenever the nursery is open. We have the dispersed National collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums and hold over 140 varieties.
Norwell Nurseries and Gardens have again been invited into the highly prestigious Gardens to Visit in 2017 book and website. We are the only gardens featured in Nottinghamshire.
Happy New Year
Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 12:11
Wishing my customers, readers of this occasional blog and gardeners everywhere a very happy new gardening year. As I write, on this the winter solstice, the days have already been pulling out for nearly a week and you feel that although the real cold weather may still be in front of us at least we are now heading in the right direction! Although closed, except by appointment, at this time of year we are really busy, mail orders are now all sent until January and the plants are all tucked up on the sale beds under a layer of fleece. A few mouse traps have to accompany them as the first time I did this when peeling off the fleece in mid Feb I found I had given them an insulated hotel with a store house, in pots, and an all you can eat menu. They had taken advantage of this prodigiously with many pots just consisting of aerated compost with every last skerrick of root having been devoured.
We have cut down what we can in the gardens but as ever the rain made the ground too heavy to walk on by mid November and by avoiding the beds until late February it prevents the soil compacting and destroying all the work we do trying to improve the soil structure.
Our Garden room continues to be a source of delight and frustration. It is being slowly completed and I was hoping to start decorating it over the Christmas period but this has been put back again. However, we sincerely hope to be able to offer a self service delicious cup of tea or coffee and perhaps a slice of cake if you come in March (or perhaps April or maybe even May.... but definitely some time this year!).
So gardeners, hang on in there, it won't be dull and grey forever, there is a rebirth waiting and the Hellebores, Snowdrops and even some Trilliums are demonstrating their faith in warmer, lighter times ahead by putting their heads above the parapet.
Happy New Year
Dr Andrew Ward
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