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Afternoon Tea at Priory Farm

Afternoon Tea

July 28th, 2017

Afternoon Tea – £12.50 per person or £40 for 4 Monday – Friday 2 pm – 4 pm including an assortment of finger sandwiches; cheese & chutney, egg mayonnaise, and ham & tomato, homemade warm raisin or plain scone served with strawberry jam & Cornish clotted cream, a selection of bite size cakes to accompany […]

Garden Diary: June

June 3rd, 2017

Bulbs and flowers Plant out annual summer bedding plants now the risk of frost has passed. Cut down spring bulb foliage as soon as the leaves start to yellow, lift and divide overcrowded clumps. When sweet peas start to flower, keep picking them to encourage more flowers. Dead-head and cut back oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them close to ground level […]

Garden Diary : May

May 21st, 2017

Bulbs and flowers This month sees some of the fastest growth of the whole year, so get on top of perennial weeds as they start to show, dig out or treat with a systemic weed killer. Keep watch for pests, especially on young shoots and tips. Wash off any aphids with soapy water. Lift , […]

Join Our Team

March 10th, 2017

Baristas – Front of House Café position (Full time, permanent contract)   Priory Farm Nursery in Nutfield, Surrey are looking for experienced Baristas and Café assistants to join their expanding Front of House team in the on-site Cafés. Your duties will include making delicious hot drinks as well as replenishing stock, operating tills and running […]

Compost Drive Thru

March 8th, 2017

We will shortly be opening our new compost drive thru. We are currently in the process of moving out drive thru to make it easier for you to buy and collect your compost and aggregates. 1. Pick Select the compost or landscape supplies you need. 2. Pay Order with a member of our team at the […]

Garden Diary: January

January 3rd, 2017

Bulbs and flowers Cut off old hellebore leaves. This greatly reduces the risk of hellebore black spot and allows the buds to be seen before the new leaves come through. Don’t compost any leaves with dark patches. Keep borders clear of fallen foliage which will cover new bulb shoots and provide hiding places for slugs […]

Cafe Refurbishment

December 29th, 2016

Our Main cafe will be closing from 4th January for refurbishment and we will re-open on Saturday 4th February. However, you can still find a great selection of hot and cold food and warming drinks in our Cafe Bar, located at the back of the Nursery. We have temporarily increased the number of tables to accommodate […]

Christmas closure dates

December 23rd, 2016

Christmas Eve: 9am – 3pm (cafe 2.30pm) Christmas Day: closed Boxing Day: closed 27th: closed 28th: closed 29th: 9am – 5pm(cafe 4.45pm) 30th: 9am – 5pm(cafe 4.45pm) 31st: 9am – 5pm(cafe 4.45pm) New Year’s Day: closed Merry Christmas from all at Priory Farm Nursery

Garden Diary: December

December 5th, 2016

  Bulbs and Flowers Protect any choice, border-line hardy bulbs and perennials with a dry mulch, securing with netting if necessary. Keep alpines free of fallen leaves. They hate to be wet in winter and could rot. Sow sweet peas now for early, bigger plants. When the first leaves appear, move them to an open […]

Garden Diary: November

November 11th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers   There’s still time to plant spring bulbs, especially tulips. If your soil is very heavy, some grit underneath will help with drainage. Stand all pots up on bricks or feet over the winter to help with drainage and reduce the risk of freezing. Try making a ‘multi-storey’ bulb planter: a layer […]

Garden Diary: October

October 4th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers   Try to complete spring bulb planting this month. Plant barerooted or potted wallflowers for the spring. Trim off old leaves of hellebores to reduce the risk and spread of leaf spot. Continue to lift and divide perennials. Add compost to the new planting locations. Lift cannas and dahlias after the first […]

Garden Diary: September

September 10th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers  Plant Autumn flowering bulbs such as hardy cyclamen, nerines and colchicums. Start buying and planting your spring bulbs early, while the best selection is still available. Buy now and store tulips  in a cool dark place as they are best planted later in the year.  Follow the instructions –especially planting depths. Continue […]

Plant Library: Astrantia, Salvia, Caryopteris, Astilbe

September 5th, 2016

Plants of the Month : September  In need of a little inspiration? Our Plant Manager, Dan Rand, has carefully selected four hot picks of the month ready to plant now!   This month we want to bring the bees to your garden.   Astrantia ‘Major’ or ‘Roma’ Beautiful pink or white flowers complement any garden […]

Garden Diary: August

August 9th, 2016

Watering is vital this month, not only for containers and glasshouses but for new planting and flowers or shrubs close to a wall. Bulbs and flowers Deadhead pelargoniums and other summer bedding plants. Continue to dead-head perennials and cut back when flowering is over. Dead head dahlias regularly, taking care not to remove new buds […]

Garden Diary: July

July 4th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers There’ll be lots of exuberant growth, so it’s time to cut back plants that have flowered. This will encourage a second flush on repeat flowerers and the production of fresh foliage. Removing old leaves and stems will let the late flowering plants get some light, air and water and expose any hidden […]

Plant Library: Geranium (Pelargonium)

June 29th, 2016

  Geraniums come in many varieties, the most common being the ivy leaf (trailing) and zonal (upright). The variation of colours and the basic care these plants need make them ideal for summer bedding, hanging baskets and containers, perfect for the gardener that don’t have much time but want an instant appeal. A sun lover […]

Garden Diary: June

June 6th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers Plant out annual summer bedding plants now the risk of frost has passed. Cut down spring bulb foliage as soon as the leaves start to yellow, lift and divide overcrowded clumps. When sweet peas start to flower, keep picking them to encourage more flowers. Dead-head and cut back oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them close to ground level […]

Plant Library: Sambucus

May 22nd, 2016

Sambucus also know as elder berry is a striking shrub often with delicate blackened purple or green lace effect leaves offset with white or pink flowers, blooming in the summer. Berries may follow in autumn giving you all round appeal. Plant in Well-drained but moist soil in Partial Shade, Sambucus can tolerate full sun but make […]

Garden Diary: May

May 19th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers This month sees some of the fastest growth of the whole year, so get on top of perennial weeds as they start to show, dig out or treat with a systemic weed killer. Keep watch for pests, especially on young shoots and tips. Wash off any aphids with soapy water. Lift , […]

Plant Library: Aquilegia

May 15th, 2016

Aquilegia is a delicate clump-forming herbaceous perennial producing bell-shaped flowers with spiked petals in soft peach, pink and lilac along with a striking deep purple. This pretty plant is perfect for an old fashion cottage style garden. Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first […]

Plant Library: Digitalis

May 8th, 2016

  Digitalis or foxglove produce a showy display with their long, slender stalks producing bell-shaped flowers available in shades of pink, peach, purple and white, looking particularly good placed at the back of a border to create height. Ultimate height of 1.5-2.5 meters. This is a perfect addition to any garden, especially a wild, woodland garden attracting wildlife and insects. A popular […]

Plant library: Iberis Masterpiece

May 1st, 2016

  A spring favourite is also known as Candytuft, perfect to cascade over rocks and walls or for ground cover. Petite white flower clusters blooming in spring with dark evergreen foliage. This pretty perennial is perfect for lightening up any garden. A sun lover growing well in poor soil conditions, but thriving in moist but well-drained soils. Easy to care […]

Plant Library: Halimium Lasianthum

April 17th, 2016

  A small bushy evergreen also is known as woolly rock rose, boast bright yellow cup-shaped flowers with a deeper shade in the centre, Bringing a burst of colour to your garden, particularly suited to an informal or cottage style garden and it’s also a favourite among birds. Bringing year round interest with lush green leaves and flowering late spring and summer. […]

Plant Library: Dicentra ‘Bleeding heart’

April 10th, 2016

  Striking late spring flowering perennials are easy to grow and look attractive anywhere, particularly a cottage style garden. Pink hearts shaped flowers with white tips hang on an arch with delicate fresh green leaves. Plant from March onwards and flowering from April till June, as its one of the earliest to flower, it’s best […]

Garden Diary: April

April 7th, 2016

Bulbs and flowers Continue to lift and divide herbaceous plants. Finish dead-heading and cutting back. Leave penstemons until the end of the month, to protect the new shoots from late frosts. Protect delphiniums and other perennials from slugs and snails. Plants are at greatest risk when the young shoots first emerge.  Deal promptly with any […]

Plant Library: Lithodora diffusa ‘Heavenly Blue’

April 3rd, 2016

    Delicate vivid blue flowers and dark green hairy foliage make this ground covering plant idea for a rockery display in any garden. This fully hardy evergreen shrub will give you an abundance of colour in spring and summer. Low mat-forming, with its eventual height being 15cm and an eventual spread of 60cm. Loving […]

April Flower Forcast

April 2nd, 2016

April marks the beginning of spring with this comes colour! Embrace spring with clashing citrus tones, vivid pinks and flashy reds.   look out for Shamrock Chrysanthemums Gerberas Freesias Tulips Anemones Bluebells and of course Daffodils   Please bare in mind that we can’t guarantee that we will have the flowers above, out stock changes […]

Plant Library: Narcissus Bridal Crown

March 22nd, 2016

Home Grown It’s the first day of spring! what signifies this more than a Daffodil.   Attractive layered white petals with a yellow and orange core, strong and sweetly scented and protruding from a long stem, make them ideal for patio pots or lining pathways so the fragrance can be enjoyed. With Easter soon approaching they […]

Easters Approaching

March 21st, 2016

  With Easter approaching, we can well and truly feel like it’s spring. With the sun making an appearance, flowers are blooming and leave appear greener, this is the perfect time to start enjoying your garden again. Nothing says Easter or spring-like Daffodils, Look out for varieties like the highly scented Bridal Crown, Tete-a-Tete and Golden Ducat, get creative and create a display. Easter is […]

Plant Library: Helleborus

March 13th, 2016

  Helleborus common name Lenten is perfect for giving that much-needed colour in your garden at this time of year. Flowering from February to march these pretty perennials, often evergreen and in an array of hues, most with interesting markings are perfect for brightening up the gloomy corners in your garden. Loving partial shade but needing protection […]

Weekend Assistant Vacancy At Priory Farm Nursery

March 6th, 2016

Job Vacancies Weekend Assistants (Temporary, seasonal contracts)   Priory Farm Nursery are looking for additional members of staff to join their expanding café team in readiness for the forthcoming Spring season! Duties may include serving and assisting customers, replenishing stock, operating tills, clearing tables, etc. Applicants should be friendly and personable with good customer service skills […]

Plant Assistant Vacancy At Priory Farm Nursery

March 6th, 2016

Plant Section Assistant (Full time, permanent contract)   Priory Farm Nursery in Nutfield, Surrey are looking for an additional member of staff to join their expanding team assisting in the Plant Area. Duties will include serving and assisting customers, replenishing and looking after plant stock, operating tills, etc. Excellent plant knowledge is a must for […]

Cafe Assistant Vacancy At Priory Farm Nursery

March 6th, 2016

Cafe Assistant – Front of House (Full time, permanent contract)   Priory Farm Nursery in Nutfield, Surrey are looking for an additional member of staff to join their expanding Front of House team in the Café. Duties will include welcoming and serving customers, replenishing stock, operating tills, running food and clearing tables, etc. Previous experience […]

Plant Library: Camellia

March 4th, 2016

Each week we will be picking a plant to showcase and tell you how to care for it so check back and enjoy.   A very traditional English favourite complementing any garden, bringing an abundance of colour in late winter and early spring with large, showy double and single flowers in white, pinks and reds perfect for […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

March 4th, 2016

Need a little inspiration for mother’s day? We have you covered with our last minute gift guide. Why not treat her to the tools she needs to improve her garden Briers cotton grip gardening gloves £2.99, Kent & Stowe hand trowel £7.99, plant stake £1.99, Unwins Dahlia & annual flower seeds £1.99, Suttons Antirrhinum seeds […]

Priory Farm Nursery flowers

Mother’s Day Is Fast Approaching

February 24th, 2016

Show your mum how much you love her by making her day special with one of our beautiful hand tied bouquets made to order by one of our dedicated florists. Think about tulips, lilies, lisianthus or gerberas to bring that glimmer of spring to her home or why not go with something a little different […]

Priory Farm Nursery New Website – just launched!

December 18th, 2015

Every week we plan to update our blog with the latest news, product updates and special offers from the nursery, plus give you a sneak peak into the progress of the plants growing right here on our nursery.