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  • Competition prize to win a £50 voucher

    By entering our prize draw you could win a £50 voucher to be spent at Ashridge Nurseries. All you need to do is enter the draw when a pop-up appears on this page and we will notify the winner before Valentine's Day 2020. Competition Terms & Conditions Entrants must be...
  • How to Create Your Own Winter Garden

    As I filled up the bird feeders yesterday, I noticed the intense green of the dogwood stems contrasted against the fence, the first winter clematis flowers emerging and a trace of witch hazel scent on the breeze. Such tiny marvels dispel the winter gloom and remind us of the uplifting...
  • I’m Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas 

    Christmas is a time of celebration, family and good cheer, but it can also be consumerist, wasteful and exhausting. With shops, the internet and the media advocating the purchase of more and more presents, mounds of plastic and wrapping paper sent to landfill, and the risk of food waste piling...
  • Rose update

    Last year’s pre-Christmas plans to install a gorgeous climbing Bathsheba rose in a large pot against the back wall of our house didn’t go according to schedule. But no matter - bare-rooted roses are happy to be planted any time from late autumn to early spring, as long as the soil isn’t...
  • A Few Winter Projects

    The weather’s been pretty unkind these last few weeks – often freezing cold, frequently blustery and without exception WET. I’ve put off a load of little jobs out in the garden, and there are planting plans for perennials I’ve had to shelve until spring, as our London clay is just...
  • National Tree Week: Trees for Small Gardens

    To coincide with National Tree Week and the Woodland Trust's plans to plant a 100,000 trees, here's our guide on trees for small gardens. If you saw Channel 5's 'Plant a Tree to Save the World', last night, then you know how important it is to plant trees. Trees play...
  • Win a free pear tree

    In order to win our free conference pear tree bush: All you need to do is go to our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/AshridgeNurseries, sign up to receive our lovely newsletters, then like our page and share the post with your friends. Competition Terms & Conditions Entrants must be aged 18...
  • Bee friendly… 

    I was momentarily taken aback to hear a bee fizz past my right ear the other day, while out in the garden clearing up a few leaves. It was pretty cold, the kind of day you wish gardening gloves came with fleece lining as standard. Of course I shouldn’t have...
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  • Draw to win a FREE Christmas Tree

    We recently ran a prize draw to win a free Christmas tree. The winner was Ruth Harries from Pontwelly in Wales, and we'll be delivering her Christmas tree in December. We wanted to offer the thousands of people that entered the chance to win another Christmas tree, here's how: All...

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