Saturday, 25 March 2017

Spring has sprung!

The weather is warming up now and it seems like today has been the warmest this year!

As for the plants, they are really starting to move now, the unheated greenhouse is full of Sarracenia buds I think the first flower will open sometime next week. All the temperate plants ie. Venus Fly Traps, Sarracenia, Sundews and Cobra Lilies are now standing in around an inch or so of rainwater and we will keep this topped up from now until the end of the growing season (November time).

(Left) Sarracenia alata flower buds about to open.
(Middle) Dionaea muscipula Akai ryu putting on new growth.
(Right) All of last years traps have been cut back now from the Sarracenia plants, to allow the new growth plenty of light this helps strong healthy growth.

Now is a great time to buy Sundews as they are just starting to come out of Winter dormancy and are at their strongest. Our Sundews have been unheated over winter and have been down to as low as -2c.
  

(Left) Drosera admirablis Neat rosette forming sundew, ideal for unheated greenhouse.
(Middle) Drosera capensis alba This is a really easy to grow sundew, and THE ideal beginners plant.
(Right) Drosera filiformis just starting to come out of Winter dormancy.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

New Payment Gateway

We are using a new payment gateway called Klarna. Klarna checkout is quick and easy to complete and you will only need to enter absolutely necessary details.



Customers can use familiar payment methods, or benefit from Klarna’s ‘pay after delivery’ option, meaning they will be able to receive their goods and pay 14 days later, interest free.
Using pay after delivery, customers can complete purchases without having to enter card details or remember passwords. Mobile shoppers can experience true one-click purchases across all stores using Klarna.

You will still be able to use paypal or bank transfer if you wish.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Open Weekend Date

The dates for our next open weekend will be on the 12th & 13th of August 2017 from 10am to 4pm each day refreshments provided, and a wide range of plants available for the beginner to the keen collector including many rare forms, well worth a look.

We are at -
Stroudwood Nursery 
Stroudwood Lane
Lower Upham
Southampton
SO32 1HG


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Update on our plants




The plants don't look their best this time of year but don't panic! Just cut back all the dead and brown leaves keeping the plants tidy and leave the green ones. New leaves will start to grow around the end of February.




Our temperate plants, venus flytraps, Sarracenia and hardy sundews  have been down to -3c in the unheated green house this week, they need to rest so do not be tempted to bring them inside.




Saturday, 7 January 2017

Cephalotus winter care

Winter care for Cephalotus



This overcast, damp foggy weather we have had here on the nursery this last week can be the kiss of death for Cephalotus. Be vigilant and remove any dead pitchers or leaves, these are best pulled out gently rather than cut off. 



Remember to keep the plants just damp rather than wet on capillary matting (available on our website). 

At this time of year never overhead spray the plants with water and make sure no water dripping onto the plants from above as this could cause rot or botrytis (grey mould).

We keep our plants unheated over the winter and have had temperatures as low as -9c! Plants have been fine as long as they are not too wet. By keeping these plants at lower temperatures you will find your plants are more colourful.


Greenhouse cleaning

We have been cleaning the glasshouse glass inside and out for the new year to get plenty of light in for the Spring growth.