Thursday, 1 December 2016

November 2016

Hello again.

We are spending less time outside in the nursery at the moment.  The past few weeks have been spent tidying up in preparation for the colder winter months and there's really not that much to do outside right now.  We still inspect the plants on a daily basis just to make sure they are all doing well, but many are now bedded down with their heads covered for their winter rest.  We still have some colour on the nursery however, with our evergreens just coming into their own.  

Winter gives us a chance to think about exciting new projects due in the spring.  We are always interested in new varieties coming on to the market, and plan to expand our range to include some of these, as well as add to our existing range of tried and tested favourites.  

We are hoping to bring new plants that are especially tolerant of coastal conditions which many of our customers have expressed an interest in, and as we are only a few miles inland it makes sense.  We are also looking at plants that are resistant to rabbits and deer as well as looking at more plants that will benefit wildlife such as birds and pollinating insects.  We are also hoping to add a range of alpines which are so popular, and summer bedding for borders, baskets, tubs and containers.  

Many people will be actively feeding the birds during the autumn and winter months, but don't forget you can also provide the future for them by planting native species of trees and shrubs.  This time of year is perfect for planting them.  

We are currently busy preparing ground for our brand new polytunnel.  Although the vast majority of our plants are very hardy, having the polytunnel will mean we can offer protection to some of our more vulnerable plants, such as young plants and seedlings. Most of the plants we grow will withstand the cold very well, but young plants are susceptible to winter wetness.  They do not like their roots sitting in cold wet soil and many are prone to drowning if left in wet for too long.  

We have had an amazing display of Hesperantha coccinea 'Oregon Sunset' this month.  A real 'hot shot' during the cold November days.  Heuchera 'Circus' also looking good right now.

I expect lots of you are busy getting ready for the Christmas holiday season. You may even be lucky enough to receive some gardening gifts.  One of our relatives has asked for three bags of manure....we live next door to the Rheidol Riding Centre, where they keep about forty horses, so there's a ready supply of well rotted manure anytime we want it.  

We hope to have our polytunnel up and ready for plants very soon, so more on that next time, until then enjoy your time this Christmas.  

Rob & Debs

Monday, 24 October 2016


Autumn is now upon us again.  Many of our plants have been cut back in preparation for their winter rest, however there are still plenty that are going strong and giving off a colourful display.  Our Heucheras have been going through their seasonal colour change throughout the year giving another dimension to their appearance.  They are an interesting group of plants to have in the garden, and provide colour all year round.  

We attended two local agricultural shows this year.  
The Capel Bangor Show was our very first show.  We met lots of lovely local people who showed a great deal of interest in what we have to offer.  We gave out lots of advice and sold many of our plants.  We were highly commended for our stand and are now the proud owners of our very first award.  

We also attended the Talybont Show where we refined our display and made it a lot more attractive and appealing.  

We are now members of the Ceredigion & District Growers Association and next year we will be attending some of the plant fairs they organise each year.  Small independent growers often grow many plants that aren't widely available through garden centres, including many rare and unusual varieties, and the best thing of all is that because we grow the plants ourselves, we have lots of knowledge to pass on to our customers.  It's all exciting stuff. 

Some of the plants looking good at our nursery right now are:

These are all in sock and available at our nursery or via our website now.  Just click on the name under the photo to go straight there.  Don't forget if you wish to click and collect from our nursery near Aberystwyth, you can do that by selecting local pick up and you wont be charged postage and packing.  

Thanks for dropping by, until next time.

Rob & Debs

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

May showers

Hello and welcome back.

The sunshine and showers we've been having lately have made a real difference to the growth of our plants.  After a slow cold and wet start the plants are finally shooting up at last.  

Lots of changes have been going on in the nursery this month.  We have a new potting shed which is currently being spruced up with paint and will help us to keep things tidy and organised around here.   
There has been lots of potting up, checking and tidying the plants ready for sale, and making sure they are healthy and free from pests and diseases.

We have visited some growers that are new to us, which has enabled us to bring you lots of new plants and we are updating our website as fast as we can with photos, information and stock so please pop over to Daisy Chain Plant Nursery Ltd and take a look.  

There will be lots of exciting projects over the coming months and we will be watching carefully for the new trends at the RHS shows coming up.  With the Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner you can bet there will be lots of new plants and ideas that many people will want to incorporate in their gardens and we will be looking out to see what we can bring to our customers.   

Looking good at the nursery right now:

These are all in stock and available on our website now.  Just click on the name under the photo to go straight there.  Don't forget if you wish to click and collect from our nursery near Aberystwyth, you can do that by selecting local pick up and you wont be charged for postage and packing.  

That's all for now don't forget you can follow us on:
And of course go to our Website

Until next time, take care and happy gardening

Rob & Debs

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Exciting Website News

It's time to say hello again and welcome back. 

After a long and wet winter we are now pleased to be seeing longer days, more sunshine and less cold, although its still pretty wet here in west Wales.  It doesn't seem to have put the plants off though, and many of our herbaceous perennials are now peeking their heads above the soil and showing good signs of growth.  Our evergreen shrubs and Phormiums are looking good too.  

We have been making good progress with our website and would like to say a massive thank you to Jake for all his hard work in the background helping us with all the technical stuff in getting ready for its launch.  We are pleased to tell you that after many hours work and much problem solving our website is now live.  

You can find us at:

We are updating our stock as it becomes available and will be adding new many new lines in the coming months.  Larger plants are available on click and collect, or if you would like to visit us at the nursery by appointment then please contact us at: and we will be happy to make arrangements.  

Looking good at the nursery this week:

Corydalis 'Blue Heron'

Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'

Euphorbia 'Baby Charm'