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14 December 2012

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Still time to order your Christmas tree

Got your Christmas tree yet? Last chance to order!

Let us take the time and effort out of finding your
perfect Christmas tree!

Order a gorgeous premium grade Nordmann fir today, and we'll deliver straight to your door in time for Christmas.

Lisa Bond did, and wrote to us earlier this week to say:

"My Christmas has been so much less stressful, thanks to your wonderful service!"

PS ...we might also save you from a drenching in this rain...


Schoolkids? (check) ...wellies? (check) ...trees? (check!)

Schools Jubilee planting project update

As promised last month, we're bringing you up to date on our 'Plant a tree, make air for free' project. Schoolchildren have been out planting trees donated by Ashridge Nurseries, in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee year.

Update on our schools Jubilee planting project


Plant your bareroot hedging over the Christmas break

Bareroot hedging is best planted before the winter frosts set in

We're fast approaching Christmas, with all of its distractions, good and bad! And if you're thinking of planting hedging ready for 2013, it's best to get them in before the new year (and before the hangover)...

Browse our range of hedging plants


C-c-caring for bareroot plants in c-c-cold weather

How to take care of bareroot plants in cold weather

The ups and downs of British weather - actually, just the downs - bring unexpected frosts and iron-hard ground. Here's an article that will help you take good care of your delicate bareroot plants when it's c-c-cold outside.

Caring for bareroot plants in cold weather


Video: Pruning a two-year old fruit tree

Pruning a two-year old fruit tree

If you planted an unbranched maiden last year, it should be looking a lot more like a proper tree now! But there's some more careful pruning to be done if you want to be rewarded with a solid, fruitful tree.

Watch our guide to pruning a two-year old tree


Our favourite Christmas evergreens

Festive holly

Plants have played a role in festive celebrations for centuries. But why holly? Why kiss underneath the mistletoe? Where did poinsettias come from? And why do we bring trees indoors and decorate them?!

A history of festive plants


Recipe: Preserved pears

Recipe: Preserved pears

As well as being a lovely dessert recipe in itself, put your preserved pears in an attractive bottle and you have the perfect present too! Oh, and we're giving away a free pear tree when you spend £50! (excluding VAT & delivery)

Preserved pears recipe | Browse pear trees


Enter our photo competition! The theme is 'Winter Whites'

Enter our photo competition, win one of three prizes!

Wow, you've treated us to some fantastic photography so far - the quality of entries is just brilliant! Remember, get your photos to us by 21 December, and you could win £25, £35 or even £50 to spend with us.

Give us your best shot! (see what we did there?)


Get your FREE Ashridge Nurseries 2012/13 catalogue

Request your 2012/13 catalogue

Fill out the form on our website and we'll pop our new 2012/13 catalogue in the post to you. It comes with a special code that you can give to a friend, saving them £20 on their first order! (minimum £35 spend excluding VAT and delivery)

Request your 2012/13 catalogue


Topical tip: Planting raspberry canes

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Getting a bumper crop from your raspberry canes time and again requires you to follow just a few simple steps. Of most importance is not planting too deeply, and making sure that those shallow roots get plenty to drink!

Planting raspberry canes | Browse raspberry plants


The power of friendly fungi!

Rootgrow - a factsheet on friendly fungi

Rootgrow is an amazing product that gives outstanding results. You should consider using it every time you plant - one single dose helps establishment, growth and fruiting throughout the plant's life.

Read more about Rootgrow | Buy Rootgrow


50 bird-friendly hedging plants in an RSPB-approved mix

RSPB bird-friendly hedging

Create a year-round bird haven with a mix of Hawthorn, Wild Cherry Plum, Wild Privet, Hazel, Spindleberry, Guelder Rose, Blackthorn, Dog Rose and Crab Apple. And 5% of every purchase goes to the RSPB.

Just £58.00+VAT per pack (Bulk discounts available!)


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