Reflections on the Year that Was

It’s amazing to think another year has passed and never has the saying ‘how time flies’ been more relevant! This year has flown by! Looking back on 2012 it’s been a very difficult year in the horticultural world.

The year started with great promise, with garden centre and garden designer sales very strong up to March. It was a month which saw temperatures in the mid-twenties and nursery staff in shorts and T-shirts. Our 30th anniversary season looked as though it was to be a vintage!

All positivity was then dashed in April when local authorities up and down the country implemented hosepipe bans for domestic and at some point professional users. Two very dry years subsequently lead to these measures as reservoirs and aquifers began to run dangerously low.

Then the irony!! No sooner had the hosepipe ban been put in place, the heavens opened and it didn’t (hasn’t!) stopped raining since! The phrase ‘driest drought on record’ started to be used in conversation! The combination of the ban and bad weather throughout what should have been our busiest months was disastrous!

The team at How Green Nursery

There was a mini revival with the Queens jubilee and of course the Olympics. Colour schemes were all the rage with red, white and blue plants selling like hot cakes! We end the year on an up-beat note, with very strong sales throughout the Autumn. We will take this positivity forward into 2013 and hope we all have a bumper year!

We have expanded our business again this Winter and will be offering over 500 new plants next season and in greater numbers. Look out for our bumper new 2013 catalogue, being printed as we speak and available on request from January. We now have a new storage/dispatch depot, a new tunnel in the pipeline and more standing grounds.

We are hosting a series of public open weekends again which proved very popular this year. Check our website for further details. We will also be running a series of events for the landscape/garden designer trade with special offers and discounts.

So from us all at How Green Nursery, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming season! ****Be sure to checkout our Christmas quiz! Download our current availability from this website and find it there. Put your brains to the test (or Google!), relax with a tipple of your choice and conquor the 70 questions posed. Prizes galore!!****

Welcome to our new website!

One small step for man, one giant leap for how green nursery…

We are thrilled and excited to be launching our website, we hope you’ll find it an interesting and valuable resource for all things relating to our wholesale nursery, as well as plants in general.

On this page, we’ll post regular news and views from the nursery. We’ll keep you up to date with all our latest developments, new plant varieties, buying trends, and new for 2012, our public open days!

You can download our weekly availability list just by clicking the box on the right and also find information on our recommended plant of the week. To help you with your plant choices, we are aiming to build a fairly comprehensive image gallery of the plants we grow, a great addition to our weekly list and the catalogue, which is published annually.

What a fitting way to celebrate our upcoming 30th Anniversary, by launching this website and us into the 21st Century! Big thanks go to Natalie at Ginger & Fig, who designed and made it for us. We hope you like it as much as we do!