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The Ashridge Nurseries Blog

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  • Heritage Fruit: History in the Garden

    Growing and harvesting fruit is one of the great joys of gardening. Nothing quite matches the luxury of eating warm raspberries and blueberries straight from the garden, picking the first rosy Worcester Pearmain  of the season in September, or finding the soft fuzz has rubbed off the quinces in mid-October...
  • Win A Free Christmas Tree Competition

    We're starting to think about Christmas, which is a while away, but we wanted to give our readers an opportunity to win a Christmas tree. All you need to do is email marketing@ashridgetrees.co.uk with the subject line: FREE CHRISTMAS TREE. The competition ends on 25th Oct 2019. You will be entered...
  • A Little Privacy 

    I’ve been working on an interesting garden design project recently. It’s a London garden overlooked by an imposing but handsome three-storey Victorian house. This is divided into three flats with a back garden carved into corresponding chunks; you walk through the first to get to the second (this is the...
  • 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...

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