NEW YEAR, NEW GARDEN
At Nicholsons, we want to make lockdown useful! We have made it our mission to help and inspire you to plan and prepare the garden of your dreams to enjoy over Summer.
Our Plant Centre remains open for outdoor plant sales
Fully stocked 23-acre plant nursery
Free horticultural expert advice
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In a difficult year full of changing plans, the loss of our beloved RHS shows was one of the smaller consequences that we had to pay. Nevertheless, the platform these events provide for young designers, charities and plant breeders is unique and their cancellations certainly had a big impact on the industry.
2020 was meant to be a big year for us, with two RHS projects lined up. We hope to be able to complete these and showcase them in 2021 instead. In the meantime, Liz Nicholson shares a brief preview of what was planned and discusses the impact RHS shows have on the industry.
Plant of the Week
Prunus ‘Autumnalis Rosea’
This deciduous tree is widely grown in gardens and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It is commonly known as a Winter Flowering Cherry (or Rosebud Cherry), showing white to pink flowers on leafless branches from autumn through to spring the following year, making it one of the longest flowering trees around.
The habit of the tree is perfect for small gardens but it is great as an addition in any garden with its petite habit. Everything is smaller about it compared to other flowering cherries. The leaves are considerably smaller than many, but the flowers make up for it in clusters of drooping double flowers of pastel pink.
Nothing can raise the spirits quite like finding one of these trees in full bloom on a cold winter’s day. Nicholsons currently have stock available in 65 ltr pots, at around 350-400cm high, costing £240 each.
Come and see them for yourselves! Our Plant Centre is open for outdoor service and our team are on hand to help with any enquiries you may have.