The Ashridge Nurseries Blog

Quality plants with expert advice

  • Sweet peas, how do I love thee?

    Let me count the ways… Noel Sutton and Anniversary sweet peas with lady’s mantle, lavender, philadelphus and a pink hardy geranium   Well, for a start the scent is hands-down THE BEST. There’s no competition - as far as I’m concerned - for the rich, intoxicating perfume of sweet peas...
  • Mother's Day Competition

    You need to sign up in order to enter the competitions here:              Competition Terms & Conditions Entrants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry, and be a resident of the mainland Britain. The competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary. Employees, families...
  • Win a Small Orchard

    By entering our prize draw you could win a two pear trees, an apple tree and one plum tree. Competition Terms & Conditions Entrants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry, and be a resident of the mainland Britain. The competition is free to enter...
  • Hedges and trees

    Hedges and trees are a huge part of the British countryside. Hedges and trees are an essential part of the UK ecosystem. Hedging is a conduit for wildlife, providing shelter and food, used for stock proofing and shelter for livestock or creating rooms or privacy in private gardens. While trees...
  • New dahlias

    There are many varieties and wonderful colours of the modern dahlia. The names are descriptive of the different varieties and there are so many of them - they bloom from July to November. To quote a famous politician "If you observe a really happy man - you will find him...
  • A wander around my January garden

    Although it's not the most colourful time of the year, it's a time for reflection, planning and the promise of things to come. Having said that, I love the russet colours of my beech hedge at this time of year. Beech hedging is so popular because it has bright green...
  • Gardening Quiz

    How knowledgeable are you about gardening? Do you know your Acers from your Zephirine drouhin? Try our quiz and see how you get on and then share the results with your friends. It's just a bit of fun, here's the quiz Sign up to find out the answers. Ashridge Nurseries
  • Wisley Winter Walk

    Perhaps the best present I was given for Christmas was a year’s membership to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). So when the fat welcome pack arrived, shiny and full of promise, the front a gorgeous full-bleed photo of a gateway in a wall, bricks clothed in sugar-pink climbing roses and...
  • 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...

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