cotty1000


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Starting up a nursery

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 16:35

I wonder if anybody with any experience can give me a few pointers about starting up a nursery.


I am wanting to do it part time as a supplementary income, with hopefully free labour from retired parents,but I want to know the steps that I need to take. These are things that I think I need to do.


1) find land with water supply for use. Must be able to put a polytunnel on. (Do I have to ask the council permission for this?)


2) work out which plants to sell?where do I find out which plants I can't propagate due to ownership issue?


3) start working, can bulk buy seedlings and grow on? How much do I propagate and grow from seed myself? Do I import lots of stock from abroad?


4) start selling


I love gardening but haven't set up a business before.


Any advice will be gratefully received.


Thanks

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:26

6 might be marmalade. I might move them from their pots into smaller pots or in the garden and see what happens

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:20

They always look so similar I can never tell 

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:19

Number one actually survived last winter

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 17:32

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I need some help please identifying my Rudbeckia. I would like to know which ones are perennial and which ones won't survive the winter.


Thanks

Plant ID please

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:12

It's a sedum spectable

Online perennial plug plants

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:44

Can anybody recommend any national collection nurseries or plant fairs to attend?

Online perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:50

Just checked out that website. Seems pretty good. Do they change what they sell every few weeks?

Online perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:58

I am looking to order some rudbeckia and helenium plug plants and I've noticed that prices vary from £3-£6 for one plant. 

Which online stores are best for value? I have not had much experience buying plants on the internet.

Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 19:10

What we are thinking of doing is forking the lawn and spreading sand and possibly lawn  fertiliser into it,then re-seed with the dogs off the grass.

Does this sound right?

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