Sunday, 29 January 2017

Open Weekend Date

The dates for our next open weekend will be on the 12th & 13th of August 2017 from 10am to 4pm each day refreshments provided, and a wide range of plants available for the beginner to the keen collector including many rare forms, well worth a look.

We are at -
Stroudwood Nursery 
Stroudwood Lane
Lower Upham
SO32 1HG

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Update on our plants

The plants don't look their best this time of year but don't panic! Just cut back all the dead and brown leaves keeping the plants tidy and leave the green ones. New leaves will start to grow around the end of February.

Our temperate plants, venus flytraps, Sarracenia and hardy sundews  have been down to -3c in the unheated green house this week, they need to rest so do not be tempted to bring them inside.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Cephalotus winter care

Winter care for Cephalotus

This overcast, damp foggy weather we have had here on the nursery this last week can be the kiss of death for Cephalotus. Be vigilant and remove any dead pitchers or leaves, these are best pulled out gently rather than cut off. 

Remember to keep the plants just damp rather than wet on capillary matting (available on our website). 

At this time of year never overhead spray the plants with water and make sure no water dripping onto the plants from above as this could cause rot or botrytis (grey mould).

We keep our plants unheated over the winter and have had temperatures as low as -9c! Plants have been fine as long as they are not too wet. By keeping these plants at lower temperatures you will find your plants are more colourful.

Greenhouse cleaning

We have been cleaning the glasshouse glass inside and out for the new year to get plenty of light in for the Spring growth.