Of course! We encourage it! What’s more, we would encourage you to visit any nursery you are considering buying from before you make any commitments. In our experience, you are likely to be shocked by the reality behind the internet personas in the majority of cases. We have had many, many visitors tell us what an eye opener it was to visit both our nursery and some of the others they had considered buying from. Some online nurseries will even tell you that they do not allow visitors! We are well geared up for visitors here, with a comfortable visitor advice centre, staff on hand to help, and even wellie boots to borrow when it’s muddy. You may visit us six days a week with or without an appointment. For more information about visiting the nursery click here.
Absolutely! We pride ourselves on that fact. You can view them in person at the nursery or request images of the options if you live too distant to make that practical. Either way, one of our sales advisors will be very happy to facilitate to ensure you are fully confident with your choices.
How do I make sure my fruit trees will produce a crop?
Many fruit tree varieties require a partner of a different variety for cross pollination in order to produce a good crop of fruit. That means the two varieties must be flowering at approximately the same time ( in fact a few varieties require two partners, both of different varieties). To help people identify suitable partners, fruit trees are classed into pollination groups according to the time of the season when they flower. Apple trees are less problematic than other types as they are more widely grown in the landscape and their pollen can travel for miles (although the closer the partner the better the crop). Cherries, plums, and other fruits may need more careful consideration. Our advisors can help you select trees that will complement each other. For the independently minded, the trick is simply to check the pollination group code (A-E) and select partners of different varieties either sharing the code, or with a code either side (example: pollination group D can be paired with another D, or a C or an E, as flowering times will overlap).
How quickly do I have to take delivery/planting of my trees once I select them?
Without payment, we can only reserve trees for a maximum of 5 working days, and trees in flower cannot be reserved at all. However, once the order is confirmed and paid in full, we are happy to hold the trees for up to 90 days at no additional cost, and longer for a modest maintenance fee to cover ongoing care to keep them in good condition. It is not normally a problem should you need to amend your order at a later date.
Yes. With a 50% deposit we are happy to source and grow on special order stock for projects. There is no additional charge for this service if delivery is taken within 12 months. In cases where a longer lead time is required, a monthly maintenance cost will be agreed to cover costs of keeping them in top condition.
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