trees are container grown, initially in 4 litre deep pots, in peat free
compost. After two seasons they are often transplanted to 7 litre pots.
The prices are set according to the pot size. See below for prices. At
the nursery, the visitor will have the choice of between 1 and 4 season
old trees, though the range of older trees will be more limited as most
leave us earlier in their lives. Courier delivery is limited to 4 litre
pots - the younger trees.
We do not grow bare rooted trees. There are pros and
cons for both container grown and bare rooted trees. Container grown trees
can be bought and planted at any time of year and can even be kept in
their containers for some time, with care, if planting is delayed or customers
are moving house. Bare rooted trees are sometimes larger but can suffer
a check or even die back, because they lose fibrous roots when dug up.
Our trees are not grown to a particular form, eg espalier, and are ready
for training rather than ready trained. We do not grow 'family' trees.
Please order over the telephone (01844 237415) or by email. For those
collecting, email orders are fine, but for mail order delivery we need
some specific details, and presenting card details by email is not secure.
By all means email, but a further telephone call will be necessary. Please
be sure to include which rootstock you prefer - details are on the relevant
web pages - and include alternative varieties if you are happy to be flexible,
when some choices are out of stock. Generally it is best to let us know
what you want so that we can check stock and telephone or email back.
PRICES from July 2021
For several years we have not increased prices, while costs have
risen significantly. Regrettably we must now make a modest increase.
Please note, our container grown trees are in 4 litre or 7 litre pots,
but only the 4 litre ones can be sent by mail order. The number available
in 7 litre pots is limited. Not all new trees grow equally and where the
size is a bit less than normal, we usually reduce the price accordingly.
Pears, Quinces and Medlars
£25 in 4 litre pots, £30 in 7 litre pots
Cherries and Peaches/Nectarines
£28 in 4 litre pots, £35 in 7 litre pots
figs, currants, gooseberries, hops and other soft fruit bushes
- all in 4 litre pots
Vines -£15, Figs - £20, Currants - £12,
Raspberries - £12, Gooseberries - £15, Hops - £12, Jostaberries
and Worcesterberries - £12, Rhubarb - £12
Where we graft new trees from wood supplied by customers from their old
trees, or when grafting to order, the price is the same for a one year
tree as above. Normally, for such trees, ordered in advance, payment is
not required until closer to the time of supply, though for some larger
orders a deposit may be required.
We always prefer to see and assist customers at the nursery, as well as
avoid the time consuming and costly business of packing parcels, but we
realise many customers need orders delivered. It is worth pointing out
that our trees are flexible and several can be fitted in the rear footwells
of most cars. If the trip is impossible we can send trees by next day
courier, usually quickly, if in stock. 'Next day' does not mean the day
after ordering and in the current climate 'next day' is sometimes not
Order Packing and Delivery Charges
We have, regretfully, had
to increase our delivery charges.
Sending out pot grown trees, in their pots, with the weight and volume,
is more expensive than others might quote for sending smaller bare root
trees. The advantages of pot grown trees unfortunately carry this extra
burden. The couriers who will accept large parcels are less than the fingers
on one hand. The few that do charge excessively for them. Our costs of
packing time and processing, materials and high courier charges are significant,
and all these costs have recently risen substantially. We regret that
we have to charge so much for delivery. Even with the increased charges
we will still have to subsidize mail order deliveries. The new charges
barely cover the costs of the couriers. The ever more expensive packing
materials and cost of time in packing and processing deliveries are still
not included in the new charges. They might have to rise further.We always
prefer customers to visit the nursery and collect trees. Please, do if
you can. If you know of a national carrier/courier that will take large
parcels, exclusing FedEx and XDP, please let us know!
The mainland UK delivery charge
1 tree or soft fruit £22.00
2 trees or soft fruit £25.00
3-4 trees or soft fruit £35.00
For each tree or soft fruit, beyond four, add £4.50
For some northern areas of
Scotland courier tariffs are substantially higher and we would have to
charge extra. Please consult the website for details of specific postcodes
affected and ask us for a quote.Please
click the link below for details. It might be preferable to arrange delivery
to a friend or relative in a cheaper area.
Please note that we do not send trees outside Britain.
We accept the well known debit and credit cards, but there are many other
cards in use that charge merchants much higher commissions, so please
do not present those. Cheques should be made payable to Mr D and Mrs C
Delivery Charge Areas - Click HERE