The Nursery has reopened for 2016 and we are delighted to say that we are now the joint holders of the Plant Heritage, National Collection of HARDY CHRYSANTHEMUMS
We specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials as well as Cottage Garden Plants, Woodland plants, shade lovers, hardy Chrysanthemums, hardy Geraniums, Hemerocallis, choice bulbs and Grasses. All are grown in our inspirational gardens which are free to look around (except special charity days, when a small fee is payable) whenever the nursery is open.
Norwell Nurseries and Gardens have again been invited into the highly prestigious Gardens to Visit in 2016 book and website. We are the only gardens featured in Nottinghamshire.
Summer is here
Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 12:00
The dull damp early to mid summer has been given a mid July heat wave, plants have grown 50% bigger this year with the constant moisture and some have flowered well because of this and others haven't lived up to their potential. Our Rosa souliana is out now and a scentsational spectacle it is. 10 m high and 15 across with tens of thousands of pure white gold stamened chalices earlier the boods gave a grey misty sheen oave the foliage. Hard to believe that 5 seeds fitted into a tiny packet 12 years ago. It is the last of our large climbing roses to flower, starting with Rosa, Norwell, R. Bobby James, R. Astra Desmond and finally R. souliana, the air is so heady around it, its like being enveloped in a comfortable blanket.
On a more vibrant note, the Crocosmias are bringing zing to the borders now with Late Lucifer following from true Lucifer and then Paul's Best Yellow providing Apricot yellow tones, all upward facing and large. For those more interested in our wildlife than the plants (shame on you) the moorhens are now on their third brood this year. Never have we have had three from one pair, sometimes its just been the one. Thus we had one fledge from the first batch, two gawky teenagers are still being part fed by the parents and are milling around and I expect the 5 eggs to start hatching within a week. Come and see them before we shut for August and see the acrobatics of the Dragonflies as your very own air show. Oh yes and perhaps look at some flowers whilst you're here. Dr Andrew Ward
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