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.
There are lots more seasonal pictures and you can keep up to date on our facebook page too.
PLEASE NOTE; sometimes my reply to the Email Order Form will go straight into your junk mail! If you don't hear from me within a day or so please do check, as I will always reply ASAP!
SUMMER IN THE NURSERY
We apologise to our customers for our unusually low stock this year. Unfortunately we will not be able to re-stock as quickly as we would like, our re-location earlier this year has slowed our propagation down, though we hope in future years to be able to increase our stock overall.
We now have young plants available of the popular Saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia). £6.50 each, growing well in 7cm pots and currently about 15 - 20cm in height. Please see the relevant page for details
New in the nursery for the moment is some young Goumi plants! (Elaeagnus multiflora), a very similar plant to the Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), and useful, being a nitrogen fixer. We do not have many so do not wait if you're interested...
One of our first fruiters is already in production, the Blue Honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea) has berries not unlike a blueberry, but much easier to grow as it does not require an acid soil. Now sometimes sold by the name of Honeyberry...if your Honeyberry is not producing any fruit try one of our plants as a pollinator as they do need two to tango!
The Salmonberries (Rubus spectabilis) are also an early fruiter, often a good two weeks before the raspberries their cousins get going. Easier to grow too, as they do not require annual pruning and decorative, with pink flowers early in the spring followed by beautiful amber, red or red blush fruits in early June.
Young Oca plants are now available again for a short while, but we've already sold out of Mashua and Skirret sadly. There have been so many requests for this unusual vegetable this year, and we apologise we are unable to supply everyone who wants one!
There is still a special offer for this season though, three for two, on our Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca)...while stocks last!
And a price reduction on our Blue Beans (Decaisnea fargesii) for the moment.
New address for 2016; Bridport House, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8RL
Tel: 01570 470439
Nearly strawberry time!!!