Ideal Plants for this Autumn
Autumn is a great time in the garden; the natural time for planting trees, shrubs, herbaceous, perennials, roses and climbers. To help them off to a good start in your garden, dig in plenty of compost or other soil improver, not forgetting to add a slow release fertiliser such as bonemeal which will encourage healthy root growth for lively and flourishing plants this autumn.
Liquidamber Autumn Colours
Autumn Bulbs Season
September is now the time to buy spring flowering bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips and Crocus. Buying your bulbs now ensures you get the best possible choice while we still have plenty in stock for you to choose from and also the best quality, as old bulbs can deteriorate causing them to not flower in spring or worse, rot away over winter. As with shrubs and other plants, bulbs will appreciate a slow release fertiliser too, so when spring arrives they are well established and bring plenty of colours to your garden.
Bulbs Display for Christmas
Prepared hyacinths and indoor Narcissus should be planted now for great indoor displays for Christmas. Plant prepared hyacinths in shallow pots or bowls leaving the neck of the bulb above the compost. Place the bowl in a dark and cool place such as a garden shed or outbuilding for 10-14 weeks. Once they have started to grow flower buds they can then be moved into the house where they will flower in time for Christmas (cooler rooms allows the flowers to last longer).
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Our very own Nursery here at Horncastle, Lincolnshire has recently supplied the Olympic Park with £150,000 worth of trees and shrubs after beating off heavy competition. Crowders Nurseries has often been successful in supplying and winning large contracts such as the planting for the channel tunnel rail link many years ago which was worth a cool £1 million.
Crowders Olympic Bid
Competition for the Olympic Park scheme came from 3 heavy weight English nurseries so success helps to bolster Crowders Nurseries standing in the sector. The bidding started 4 years ago and has finally come to fruition.
Following the London 2012 Games, the Olympic Park is set to become the biggest public park in Europe and the planting contract for the legacy phase has yet to be awarded and is expected to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The Managing Director of Crowders, Simon Ellis, said: “It’s great to have been a part of the Olympics and the work has been very important for the company going forward.”
“These big deals are not very common. It really has been a bumper year which has provided us with security following the recession.”
“We really suffered during the recession. But recently, as a result of good business, we have been able to create several jobs, including some apprenticeships.”
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We care about all of our customers and we will always try our best to process and deliver your order as fast and efficiently as possible. We offer help and advice where it is needed and do our best to provide good customer service to all.
Sometimes problems do arise, but we will try our best to rectify these as quickly and where ever reasonably possible, keeping you informed along the way.
Here is what some of our customers have said:
Just a few words to let you know how pleased I am with my order from you which I received yesterday.I found you by chance but I will be back for more goods in the not too distant future.
Sheila – Merseyside
although we have never ordered any plants from you before, we were very impressed with the whole experience, right from the initial order through to the delivery, your staff (Rudi) were very thoughtfull in keeping us updated with the progress of the order, the packaging of the plants was exceptionally good, all in all, first class!!!!
Nearly forgot to mention, the plants arrived in excellent condition and are very nice specimens!
You can be sure that when we require plants in the near future, you will be the first port of call!
Kay & Dave – Middlesex
Thank you ever so much for our tree, we are very happy with it and the service we have received from Crowders – thank you!
Amanda – Hampshire
A breath of fresh air in the heart of London! The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden shows how easily it is to create a living tranquil retreat in the most unlikely of space. Only a few minutes’ walk from the London eye the roof garden flourishes with fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. The wildflower meadow in the centre of the garden contains over 100 species of native plants and grasses which attracts butterflies and insects.
The roof garden features a lush lawn with seating area overlooking the river Thames, a café with outdoor seating serving drinks and light bites. The main attraction for me was the inclusion of a patchwork vegetable garden containing large wooden raised beds with runner beans, courgettes, many salad crops and loads more! The eclectic mix shows just what can be achieved in the most unlikely of places.
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