Bare Root Field Grown Stock
Now is the time to think about autumn/winter planting and place orders whilst stocks are available.
When I started in the horticultural industry there were very few garden plants grown in containers. Stock was grown and sold straight from the field, our seasons running from November through until early April, there were very few sales outside these
Modern advances have meant that plants are now available throughout the year in containers, however field grown stock is still very much available and is far cheaper to buy than container grown. Winters are much
milder than they used to be so the bare root season now runs from the middle of November until late March.
Roses, hedging, conifers, fruit trees (soft and top), ornamental and native trees are all available in bare root
Planting a bare root or field grown plant is much the same as container grown planting however there are a few rules:
1. Don't plant in frosty conditions, heel into good soil
or compost until weather conditions permit.
2. Make sure that roots have been soaked in water prior to planting.
3. Planting pit should be twice size of plants root system allowing
enough space for good application of planting compost or really well rotted manure.
4. Always plant to the same depth at which they were grown in the nursery, burying will kill.
firm plants in by gently treading in to exclude air pockets.
We can provide a complete range of bare root stock, email us with your requirements.