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The Ashridge Nurseries Blog

  • On good form

    Peak planting time for shrubs and perennials is fast approaching, and early autumn is ideal for making changes to beds and borders, as you can easily remember, or even still see, where things haven’t worked, or where there are gaps that need filling with colour, foliage or form. Follow a...
  • Did you know?

    Having written about what you think of us and the reasons why you shop with us (the majority of you indicated that it was due to the high quality of our plants), how happy you are with our advice and dealing with us (over 90% were satisfied), a further question...
  • 4 reasons why bulbs are beautiful

    Bulbs are the ultimate in wait and see. Plant them now, in many ways you can forget about them, and then what a fantastic surprise when they all come up and flower in the spring. It’s still summer as far as I’m concerned, as firstly I’m still playing cricket and...
  • This is what you think of our website … and the survey winners of a £50 Amazon voucher

    We have recently completed a customer survey with over 1200 responses. We asked some specific questions and have had very positive feedback. I can only thank all of those who spent their time giving their valuable opinions and insight into their thinking, so that we can improve the experience of...
  • To the rescue!

    To be honest, August isn’t the best month in the garden. Right now, there’s a bit of a breeze getting up. Last weekend it was positively stormy. There were leaves and bits of broken tree branch all over the lawn that needed clearing up. My runner beans, long and lush...
  • What you think of us ...

    Ashridge Nurseries recently asked our customers a number of questions, one of which was: “What are the top three reasons for shopping with Ashridge Nurseries?” The voting has taken place over the past two weeks and over 1000 customers have made their valuable opinions known. The top reason why customers...
  • Through the arched window…

    (Happy memories for those of us old enough to remember the days of Play School!) We were passing through Ludlow on our way back from a family holiday last week and stopped off for a quick visit to nearby Stokesay Castle. I used to go there with my parents when...
  • My top 8 plants to attract bees and other pollinators

    Your garden is home to a huge range of insects and other living creatures and they all play a really important role in pollinating our plants. In order to benefit the pollinating wildlife, the best way to encourage them is to grow pollen and nectar-rich plants that they love. Here...
  • Formal gardens and your help and suggestions for their kitchen garden

    I visited a friend’s house and gardens a few weekends ago for his birthday lunch and was taken on a tour of the gardens. There is a formal garden behind the front of the house, with 120 year old yew and box hedging set in symmetrical patterns. Andrew explained that...
  • "What a lovely thing a rose is"

    So said Arthur Conan Doyle, author of more than 50 Sherlock Holmes mysteries and true devotee of the beauty of roses.  This year the roses have been spectacular. I’m sure all of you will have seen and nurtured some fantastic roses, many still at their best. I love them, having...

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