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Posted On: 22-05-2012
Another great plant fair at Sudbury Hall Sunday 27th May

 Another great plant fair at Sudbury Hall Sunday 27th May.  This is organised by the National Trust and there will be up to 25 plant stalls selling at very reasonable prices.  We will have a lovely selection of azaleas and rhodos so bring a picnic basket and enjoy a fabulous day out in the sun.

Posted On: 22-05-2012
Plant fair at The National Memorial Arboretum this saturday 22nd May

Plant fair at The National Memorial Arboretum this saturday 22nd May.  A great day out in the sunshine.  We will be there with lots of gorgeous azaleas, rhodos etc all at unbeatable prices.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Posted On: 19-05-2012
The Burrows Gardens Plant Fair Sunday 20th May 10-30 - 4-30

 The Burrows Gardens Plant Fair Sunday 20th May 10-30 - 4-30

Should be a great day out with live jazz band, large number of nurseries with unusual plants at competitive prices.  One of us will be there with lovely azaleas, rhododendrons, and lots of other plants.  Tea and homemade cakes available.  Only £4 to get in includes the lovely gardens.  Don't miss it!  www.burrowsgardens.com/index.asp
Posted On: 12-05-2012
Sandon Hall Plant Fair Sunday 13th May

 Sandon Hall Plant Fair Sunday 13th May.  Starts at 11 am.  Don't miss it, there will be lots of nurseries with all kinds of plants, all much cheaper than garden centres.  We will have lots of lovely rhodos and azaleas to sell at give away prices.  Details..

Posted On: 02-05-2012
Chatsworth Plant Fair May 5th and 6th

 Don't miss us at Chatsworth, May 5th and 6th 2012.  This is a great day out for all the family, and lots of specialist nurseries with beautiful plants.  See our plant fair page for details or visit The Chatsworth website

Posted On: 12-04-2012
Plant Fair at National Memorial Arboretum, Sunday 15th April

 Superb day out at the Plant Fair at National Memorial Arboretum, Sunday 15th April. 10am until 5pm.  We look forward to meeting you there, where there will be a large number of specialist nurseries with interesting plants.

Posted On: 06-04-2012
Great show at Dorothy Clive Gardens, Easter Sunday and Monday

Don't miss the plant fair at Dorothy Clive Gardens, Shropshire, this weekend, Sunday and Monday. 

The show will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.  This is one of the best plant fairs of the year, so look forward to seeing you there. Click here for details.



Posted On: 08-10-2011
Garden shrubs to plant now

 This is the best time of year to plant rhododendrons and azaleas.  

No watering will be needed during the winter, and by next spring the roots should have developed to reduce watering need next year.
We are busy at the moment potting up plants ready for next season, and are very excited to see flower buds already forming on the rhododendrons and azaleas.
Posted On: 07-09-2011
Chatsworth Plant Fair Sunday Sept 11th

 Don't miss us at Chatsworth Sunday 11th Sept 11am till 4 pm.  Free except for parking.  There will be a large selection of the best local nurseries there. We will have a great range of shrubs including Daphnes and other rare plants.  Click on this link: Chatsworth

Posted On: 25-08-2011
Plant Fair at Dorothy Clive Gardens, Sun and Mon 28th and 29th August

 There will be a large number of nurseries selling unusual and interesting plants this weekend at the Dorothy Clive Gardens.  

Follow the link at www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk/

We will be there with a variety of shrubs for sale, including Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill, Desfontainea, Embothrium, Fremontedendron and Hydrangeas among many others.

This is a wonderful venue in a beautiful setting, and with an excellent cafe also!

The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton

Shropshire, TF9 4EU

Posted On: 12-08-2011
Plant Fair at Renishaw Hall on Sunday 14th August 2011 10-30 - 4pm

 This sunday at Renishaw www.sitwell.co.uk/ we will be selling daphnes, embothriums, desfontaineas, euchryphias as well as rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas.  We aim to bring unusual, and in the case of daphnes, rare and difficult to find plants.  

Admission is only £2, and the show is set in the wonderful grounds of Dame Edith Sitwell's family home, Renishaw Hall.  We hope to see you there.  

Find it as S21 3WB, south of Sheffield in S Yorkshire.

Posted On: 28-07-2011
Lullington Open Gardens 30 and 31 July 1pm till 5pm.

 Do come in the afternoons of this weekend, 30 and 31 July to Lullington, Derbyshire.  There will be many interesting open gardens, and lots of nurseries selling plants on the village green.  This is the best open gardens event that i have been to with very keen horticulturalists.  There are refreshments available in one of the beautiful gardens, and also a classic car display.  Visit http://lullingtonnews.webs.com/ for details.

Lullington Village, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8EQ  Derbyshire DE12 8EQ


Posted On: 21-07-2011
Osmaston Park Plant Fair, DE6 1LW this Sunday!

 The weather promises to be fine for our next plant fair on Sunday 24th July, 11am-4pm at Osmaston park near Ashbourne.  Follow the link to Flower Power Fairs for more details.  There will be 18 specialist nurseries there selling unusual plants at reasonable prices.  The venue is lovely with extensive grounds and walks to be had. Great for a picnic,  bring your hamper and bottle of wine, don't miss it!

Posted On: 13-07-2011
Evenley Wood Lily Festival

 Evenley Wood Gardens are a wonderful experience for all the family with enchanting woodland walks on well mown grass, pushchair-freindly for children.  There will be a plant fair on the day with several well-known nurseries selling unusual and sometimes rare plants at prices that knock spots off garden centres.  We will have a good range of shrubs and perennials on the day, with a good collection of serrata and paniculata hydrangeas.  Visit www.evenleywoodgarden.co.uk for details of the event.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Posted On: 03-07-2011
Alrewas National Memorial Gardens Plant Fair, Sunday 10th July.

 The National Memorial Gardens at Alrewas provide a wonderful setting for our next plant fair on Sunday 10th July, 10 am until 4 pm.  There will be many other nurseries there and the show is organised by Plant Hunters Fairs.  We will be bringing many of our shrubs both unusual and attractive, including daphnes, euchryphias, embothriums, and a range of hydrangeas especially our paniculata hybrids and lace-cap varieties.  www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/nma_jul.htm

Posted On: 07-06-2011
Rufford Abbey - Don't miss it!

 Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland this will be a good day out for the whole family of gardeners.  There are woodland walks, children's play village, ruins of the old abbey, craft centre, gardens with lake and many specialist nurseries selling their unusual and interesting plants.

Posted On: 19-05-2011
Our Nursery in its glorious spring colours

 Deciduous azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, evergreen azaleas all make a fantastic colour palette and the scent from the decidous azaleas is bewitching.

Posted On: 19-04-2011
Plant Fair at Dorothy Clive Gardens, Easter Sunday and Monday.

Please don't miss this wonderful event!  For details of how to get there and information about the gardens click:   www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk If you would like us to bring plants to the fair,  email  woodlandbarn@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07914 762093.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted On: 04-04-2011
Woodland Barn Nurseries at Evenley Wood Plant Fair

 Sunday 3rd of April was not to be missed at Evenley Hall.  Woodland Barn Nurseries attended the plant fair there on a surprisingly warm and pleasant day.  The surroundings were stunning, with 60 acres of woodland populated with stunning magnolias and rhododendrons.  There were mown grassy walks suitable for pushchairs and many families with children were able to enjoy the day.

On show we had a lovely collection of hellebores, including White spotted Lady, Pink spotted Lady and many varieties from Helen Ballard's crosses.  We sowed the seed for all of these plants almost 3 years ago, but it has been well worth the wait to see their enchanting flowers.


Next Sunday the 10th April don't miss us at Bramhall Hall Gardens, details on our Plant Fairs page.








Posted On: 11-01-2011
Welcome to our first newsletter

winterIn our nursery the temperature remained between -8 and -12 degrees most days for a whole six weeks. There were just a few days of milder weather in between. The lowest temperature we recorded one morning was -16 degrees!

Winter PlantsAlthough we lost many of the more tender plants, the rhododendrons and azaleas came smiling through the snow.

After we have rooted our cuttings, the plants grow in unheated well-ventilated polytunnels or outdoors in an area surrounded by windbreaks (see pictures). If they survive our conditions they will certainly be hardy enough for the vast majority of gardens.

We hope that you are looking forward to the coming season as much as we are, and that you haven’t lost too many plants in the extreme weather.

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