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Daphnes at Downside Nurseries, 3rd April 2024

Three varieties of Daphne today for you: Daphnes are wonderful small shrubs with highly scented flowers.  To view our complete list of shrubs expected, please follow the link here to our shrub page The shrub area is outside, on the right of the second set of polytunnels. Evergreens are under the netting in the...
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Gardening for Bees

Earlier in March, Lorraine attended a fascinating talk by Richard Rickitt on “Gardening for Bees” as one of the University of Bath Gardening Club’s meetings.  Richard has produced an information sheet with some tips and recommended plants to attract bees into your garden and this PDF is now attached. It...
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Tomatoes at Downside Nurseries

For those of you who have frost protection, the first tomatoes are potted now. We have 13 varieties again this year from cherry to beefsteak. Honeycomb (yellow cherry) and Nagina (plum) proved to be very successful, so we have repeated them. Maskotka, our long-standing basket variety, was not available, so...
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