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Week 49 – Wallflowers
02 Dec
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Week 49 – Wallflowers

 

Wallflowers now available

Nine varieties of wallflower now available. We sow between 15 and 20 seeds per pot to give a decent amount of flower. Still a bit young as you can see from the pictures but from our experience a lot of people prefer them that way. Make a mix up with some of our hardy other herbs for a bit of winter interest.

Don’t forget there is a chance of a part trolley if you cant quite make a full one. Contact us to see if we are in your area next week. Full trolleys anywhere in the country not a problem obviously.

 

 

 



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Week 48 – 2023 prices.
25 Nov
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Week 48 – 2023 prices.

work.

We have always tried to be fair and whilst we are a business, and here to make money, we realise you are the people in the front line and if your sales suffer, we suffer.

The horticulture industry is obviously very energy and labour hungry. The cost of labour and even the sourcing of labour becoming a major part.  The cost of heating the nursery has risen by an astounding amount. We run a biomass system with a backup diesel heater. Biomass is a sustainable wood pellet burning system. Pellet price has risen from £198 per tonne to an astounding £600 per tonne! This turns a delivery from £5346 a load to £16200!  Red Diesel has almost doubled. Compost has risen by 33%

We have invested over the last few years in automated machinery to help keep prices stable.

With regards to transport, in 2022 our fuel bill increased by 32% we absorbed that extra expense, when a lot of other companies levied a surcharge.

We are waiting for some final prices from our suppliers and as soon as we have those we will be contacting you with the new prices for 2023.



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Week 46
13 Nov
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Week 46

The method behind our madness…
An explanation of how we work to give you a better understanding when placing an order.

 

The Web Shop
The web shop opens on a Friday lunchtime(ish)  The reason it isn’t open all week is because we have to move plants around the nursery. To fill in gaps and to put new stock down. Our system is then updated so that our staff can find the relevant plant in the relevant location. Once this is completed we can then open the web shop.
   

Availability
The web shop is a live stock shop. If you can’t see it we have either sold out or its not available at that moment. We do operate on a first come first served basis generally. Obviously this means the earlier you put your order in, the greater choice you will have.

   

Delivery order cut off time
We close the web shop for delivery orders on a Monday at 12 noon.  We have to do this for a few reasons. Any order outside of our delivery area has to go on another transport company. They generally collect on a Tuesday. We currently deliver around 90% of our own trolleys. This gives us 4 days to get them despatched. So we have to get as many out as we can from Tuesday onwards. Monday and Tuesday are therefore our busiest days.

Collections in the height of season are sometimes moved to Wednesday onwards. This is due to the sheer bottleneck that happens on a Tuesday.

 

Delivery.
We load all the trolleys on the morning of delivery. This ensures that most of our trolleys are delivered within 6 hours of leaving our nursery.



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Week 45
31 Oct
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Week 45

Point of Sale Boards and Bench wrap

We can supply you with point of sale cards and bench wrap to brighten up and highlight your sales area FREE OF CHARGE. The boards measure 42cm x 60cm and available in three designs, Strawberry, Wild flowers and Herbs. The Bench wrap is supplied by the metre. Just tell us what you need and we will measure and cut it for you. These items  can be ordered on the webshop or give us a call!

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 



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Week 44
27 Oct
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Week 44

Wild Flowers in 10.5cm Pots

Available from week 44, a selection of wild flowers will be available. Sown from seed over the last few months, some of the varieties have already had a month in the cold room to trick them into coming into life.

They will go outside  and harden through the winter ready for the new season.

 

Not all varieties are available this side of Christmas, please check the web shop for availability.

Betony

Valerian

Toadflax

Perrenial Flex

Ladys Bedstraw

Oxlip

Cowslip

Field Scabious

Jacobs Ladder

Clustered Bellflower

Birds Foot Trefoil

 


 

Top Sellers 2022 – Are you stocking them all?

We are all guilty of stocking all the main varieties but not looking at what new things are selling. The influence of social media and the countless gardening and makeover shows can make a big difference on certain lines.  With 2023 looking like a potentially tricky year, we all have to maximise our sales on the people who cross the threshold!  Don’t forget we stock  over 200 varieties!

1 Litre  Herbs Position 9cm Herbs
Lav Hidcote – Lavandula ang. 1 Mint Garden – Mentha spicata
Lav Munstead – Lavandula ang. 2 Lav Hidcote – Lavandula ang.
Mint Garden – Mentha spicata 3 Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Parsley Curled – Petroselinum crispum 4 Parsley Curled – Petroselinum crispum
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis 5 Tarragon French – Artemisia dracunculus
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum 6 Thyme Common – Thymus vulgaris compactus
Thyme Common – Thymus vulgaris compactus 7 Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Basil Sweet – Ocimum basilicum 8 Coriander – Coriander Sativum
Parsley French – Petroselinum crispum 9 Basil Sweet – Ocimum basilicum
Coriander – Coriander Sativum 10 Parsley French – Petroselinum crispum
Sage -Salvia officinalis 11 Dill – Anethum graveolens
Sage Purple – Salvia off. ‘Purpurascens’ 12 Sage -Salvia officinalis
Mint Moroccan – Mentha Spicta 13 Verbena Lemon – Aloysia triphylla
Dill – Anethum graveolens 14 Dill – Anethum graveolens
Rosemary BBQ – Rosmarinus Officnalis Barbeque 15 Lav Munstead – Lavandula ang.
Oregano -Origanum vulgare 16 Sage Purple – Salvia off. ‘Purpurascens’
Oregano Hot & Spicy – Origanum vulg. 17 Oregano -Origanum vulgare
Tarragon French – Artemisia dracunculus 18 Oregano Hot & Spicy – Origanum vulg.
Fennel Bronze -Foeniculum vulgare 19 Rosemary BBQ – Rosmarinus Officnalis Barbeque
Thyme Lemon – Thymus citriodorus 20 Thyme Lemon – Thymus citriodorus
Thyme Lemon Variegated – Thymus citriod. ‘Aureus’ 21 Rosemary Trailing – Rosmarinus off.
Verbena Lemon – Aloysia triphylla 22 Thyme Creeping Red – Thymus serpyllum
Marjoram Compact- Origanum vulg. ‘Compactum’ 23 Chamo Lawn – Chamaemelum nobile ‘Treneague’
Fennel Green – Foeniculum vulgare 24 Thyme Lemon Variegated – Thymus citriod. ‘Aureus’
Lav Vera – Lavandula int. 25 Chives Garlic – Allium tuberosum

 

 



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Week 43
20 Oct
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Week 43

Over Winter Hardy Herbs

Herbs don’t just have to be a Spring thing. We have a nice selection of hardy varieties that will look great outside over winter.  If you would be interested in a winter hardy selection we would be glad to guide you or happy to collate a trolley of our choice.

Above is the winter residence of our early season herbs and wildflowers. This enables the plants to establish a decent root system  and toughens them up ready for your garden now or in the spring.

Care Cards

For 2023 we will be supplying care cards with two barcodes on them. One is variety specific and one generic. This will replace the sticking labels we have previously offered before.

Don’t Forget

The webshop is open from Friday afternoon to Monday Noon,
for delivery orders the same week.

The webshop remains open for collections all week
click on this link to go to the webshop

 https://www.webshop.countryherbs.co.uk

 



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Week 42
14 Oct
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Week 42

The 2022 season is winding down but there is still a wide variety of herbs available for delivery or collection. Don’t forget we can supply herbs 52 weeks* a year!

Even though 2022 is drawing to a close we are well into preparation for 2023. Wild flowers Herbs and Lavenders have been potted to over winter. This ensures that when you buy in early 2023 our plants are hardy enough to withstand those odd frosty nights.

*Limited varieties off season



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30% Reduce Peat

30% Reduce Peat

We’re currently trialling 30% reduced peat and working towards further reductions in the times ahead.

With already going peat free with our Wild Flowers, we are hoping each step will help towards the environment.

Here’s to adapting and improving our ways.

 

 

 



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Plant Passport Update January 2020
24 Jan
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Plant Passport Update January 2020

Here at Country Herbs & Plants we have been working closely with Plant Health and are pleased to announce that we are compliant with current regulations as follows:

  • At present we are permitted to issue a multi genus plant passport reference document in the plant passport format on the end of every trolley (We have added this new feature to our delivery notes)
  • Legislation states at present this is compliant enough however, to help our customers we are also attaching a tray end label in the plant passport format to every tray.
  • We are also currently working on our plant passport being on each individual care card going forward for the future.

We Hope this clarifies any questions you may have and we are keeping updated with any changes!



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Our Environmental Contribution

Our Environmental Contribution

We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly. We work closely with a local recycling company who take away all or polythene and film, cardboard PE plastic and PS plastics. Our general waste is also sorted by a company who send nothing to landfill. Waste plants are composted. We are also 20% peat reduced.



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