New 2013 Introductions
Introductions primarily from our own wild seed collections divided into 3 sections.
2012 was a kind year to us, although there are always flies in the ointment when the lid is off. We started the year with another one of Sue and Edward’s displays at the RHS Vincent Square Flower show in February earning us another gold. The rest of the shows we attended were further afield, apart from sadly what turned out to be the final Cottesbrooke Show. Fota near Cork was gratifyingly buzzy, while the Lucca Flower Show was the best ever for us despite the reduction in size of the show. Confirming the fact that our customer base is stretching further afield. We have decided to take on the challenge of Chelsea again in 2013. Our excuse is that we want to help them celebrate their centenary.
Alas there was no major seed collecting trip in 2012, none of the speculative arrangements we made came to fruition. In some ways it has been just as well as we have been so short staffed after loosing a couple of key members. Filling in the shortfalls has been very time consuming for me in particular, hence the website work is still not as up to date as we would like. Working our way through our collections has also been fruitful, with several new species as well as discrepancies coming to light, not least a new genus in the Hamamelidaceae from our 2003 collections.
Don’t forget we accept appointments all year round to collect containerised plants or select open ground plants for lifting at a mutually convenient time. Our sales area will not be open over the winter months, but the plants are accessible to our staff.
Please note our NEW OPENING HOURS reflecting the need to open our gates earlier in the day for visitors staying locally. As always all the details of our opening hours are on this site as well as a list of our events. For those of our customers who are unable to visit the nursery we are offering an online shopping experience, with deliveries throughout the UK and Europe, from http://www.mailorder.crug-farm.co.uk/browse.aspx . Where there are search facilities by many criteria (i.e. colour), as well as by plant name, while indicating availability, pot sizes and prices. Our carrier, City Link offer an overnight fragile service, which should have your plants delivered in fresh condition before 5.30pm the following day to dispatch (UK). We have specially made boxes in 3 sizes giving us the option of dispatching plants from 30cm (1ft) to 295cm (10ft) tall. Our carriage charges are by the box, (volume not weight) hence please consider ordering enough plants to fill a box, rather than one plant as the carriage charge would be the same. There is no minimum charge for the plants purchased. For additional queries on plant availability etc contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org . We try our best to reply to any queries, a brief e-mail can be the surest way of a prompt reply. For any other information visit our nursery website via www.crug-farm.co.uk where there is additional information on our events, accommodation and some seasonal plantings.