The plants we grow are 'wild' in the sense that they have not been selected or bred for any particular characteristic like some of our more familiar garden fruits. They are just as nature created them.
Our aim is to offer our customers a wide range of unusual fruiting plants, trees, shrubs and perennials including a number of natives, some that are otherwise quite difficult to come by and all produced here in the nursery. Something useful and different to provide variety for your sustainable food production, simply to make use of that awkward corner and shady spot, or to help fill up the wildlife garden
Please take a look through our pages and see what we have on offer to inspire and help you in your garden!
As well as our main pages (Trees, Large Shrubs, Small Shrubs, Perennials, Edible Flowers, Native and Tender), our COMPLETE PLANT LIST will hopefully help you locate a particular plant, only Latin names for the moment... or if you need help deciding what to grow and where, try our PLANT SELECTION page to give you a few ideas, and there are many more seasonal pictures on our facebook page too.
SUMMER IN THE NURSERY
On special offer for the summer three for two we have our Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca), Purple Chokeberries (Aronia prunifolia), Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), both Treacleberries (Smilacina racemosa and stellata)...while stocks last
Due to high demand some of our stock is running low, but most things listed as sold out should be available again later in the season.
Our earliest fruiter is always the Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), easy and reliable every year, a pleasant juicy munch for people and chickens...
One of the first to fruit here each year is the Blue Honeysuckle, (Lonicera caerulea) or Honeyberry as it is now called, never a huge crop though we've had a good number this year.
There are a few cultivars available and you do need two to produce fruit. Although we are out of stock at the moment we hope to have some "Edulis" available next season plus some seedling stock which may not produce such large berries but will help with pollination if any of you have plants that do not produce fruit.
There's a good crop of wild strawberries this year. These are left; Green Strawberries, so called because the plants are evergreen. Often shy to fruit but translucent orange and delicious when ripe. Right; wild strawberries, never shy, spreading to make a good groundcover under trees, shrubs and productive all summer. Both species are native to Europe and easy to grow, and our wild strawberries are on 3 for 2 for the summer!