Saturday, 3 November 2018

2019 Open Weekends

We will be having four open weekends next year so don't forget to put them in your diaries! It will be a fantastic opportunity to see and buy the plants at different stages in the year and meet other keen carnivorous plant growers at Stroudwood nursery the UK's largest carnivorous plant nursery.

Our first open weekend will be on the 20-21 April. This year we will be having potting demonstrations in the morning and afternoon as this is the perfect time of year to do this see many of the plants in full flower and stock up on compost! We will have a huge range of plants for sale and sundry items.

Our open weekend on the 11-12 May will be a fantastic chance to preview our Chelsea display plants which fingers crossed will be at their absolute best and are truly a sight to behold. This is the first time we have had a open weekend this time of year. Our Sarracenia will be a real focal point as we have some of the largest specimen sized plants in Europe which will be looking pristine and ready for the RHS Chelsea flower show. We will have a huge range of plants for sale and sundry items.

The 20-21 July open weekend will show the full colour of all the plants. The Sarracenia flavas and most of the hybrids will have coloured up nicely and the Nepenthes are looking great at this time of the year too. We will have a huge range of plants for sale and sundry items.

And finally at the 5-6 October open weekend you will be able to see the leucophllya and any of the hybrids with this species at their absolute best. This is also a great time of year to compare your plants with ours as winter dormancy approaches its reassuring to see our plants will be dying back as well.

We will be open from 10am till 4pm and there will be refreshment provided at all open weekends.

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Stroudwood Nursery
Stroudwood Lane
Lower Upham
Southampton
SO32 1HG




















Saturday, 14 April 2018

New Plants


We have recently updated the website with stunning new Nepenthes! In a variety of sizes (in long tom pots and hanging baskets) all with beautiful pitchers. These are some fantastic specimens and represent great value for money for the size of the plants available.




 The Nepenthes x ventrata medium in hanging basket are probably the easiest to grow if you are just staring out with these fascinating plants. 



MNC166 Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey' 

 




















The medium Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey' are also great value and produce dark purple pitchers with a toothed peristome and are ideal for a kitchen or bathroom. 


NMC821 Nepenthes ventricosa x robcantleyi


 The ventricosa x robcantleyi in time produce HUGE pitchers and have proved very popular at our open weekends. 

We have also added some new collections including these plants for an excellent price! Hurry as stocks are limited.



Saturday, 10 March 2018

Early Spring Post

Well its been quite a cold Spring here, we still haven't got any flowers open yet and I think this is one of our slowest years. I remember 8 or 9 years ago we had our first Sarracenia purpurea venosa flower open the middle of February! I can see any flowers opening till at least another three weeks. Sadly I have had to cancel the Ascot Spring flower show due to this. Which we would have been attending on the 13th-15th of April.

We have been busy on the nursery dividing and potting up sales plants, also potting on some of our large display plants for the flower shows and open weekends we will be holding and attending this year. which will include:
- Spring open weekend 28th-29th April
- Malvern Spring flower show 10th-13th May
- Chelsea flower show 22nd-26th May
- BBC Gardeners World 14th-17th June
- Hampton Court 2nd-8th July
We will not be attending Tatton Park flower show but will be having an open weekend 21st-22nd of July
- Wisley flower show 4th-9th September

We have been updating the website and will continue to do this through to entire growing season






Dividing up some Sarracenia sales plants for the coming year.


Friday, 23 February 2018

Spring Open Weekend


We are holding a Spring open weekend!




This will be quite different from our usual open weekend because the plants will be looking completely different. There will be various varieties and you will be able to see the stunning flowers as the new growth comes through. We would love for you to come, especially keen Sarracenia collectors, as the greenhouse will look very different. Also a chance to see the RHS outdoor Sarracenia trial in the Spring.
 Free admission & Refreshments provided.


The Spring open weekend is on the 28-29th April 10.00 till 5.00


Hampshire Carnivorous Plants
Stroudwood Nursery
Stroudwood Lane
Lower Upham
Southampton
SO32 1HG