Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway. 

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in January 2021.

Bareroot Plants compared to Potted plants.

Bare-root plants most notably hedging plants are only delivered in the winter season, from November to April. Pot grown plants can be delivered all year round

Advantages of Bare-root plants:

  • You pay less for the same size plants.
  • You can carry and plant them more easily.
  • You only plant them in winter, so they need less maintenance after planting. The ground is naturally wet for their first few months.
  • You get the biggest selection: Many trees are not sold pot-grown.
  • They are "asleep" in winter - this is the best time to transplant any tree.
  • They use fewer fertilisers & fungicides, less water and less packaging and fuel in their production & delivery. 

    Advantages of Pot Grown plants:
  • Pot grown plants can be delivered & planted all year round.
  • Plants with tender roots & larger specimens must be delivered in pots.
  • Plants in pots can be kept for longer if there is a delay in planting. 

    Our Advice to You: 
    If it is summer and you can't wait to get planting, order Pot grown plants now. 
    Otherwise order bare-root plants for delivery in the winter months. 
    In both cases it is usually a good idea to order early.

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