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About Us

Perennial Specialist – The Nursery

The Story So Far

After leaving school I started worked as a trainee nurseryman at a traditional growing nursery (Hyrons Nursery, Amersham, Bucks). I successfully completed a 3 year day release course but the nursery was always where I was happiest and learnt so much. Sadly the nursery succumbed to the developers many years ago but I still meet people who say they miss the nursery because it propagated the vast majority of the plants and therefore knew about them. It was during this time the seeds were sown of one day starting my own nursery.

My next stop was a larger nursery, still growing and propagating, but not such a broad range of plants. I was mainly involved with Fuschias, Geraniums, Dahlias etc. The latter being what they are famous for, which probably explains why we grow so many Dahlias for our P.Y.O. area on the nursery. I still gained valuable experience and it was another step towards my own nursery, Home Farm Plants, Bovingdon.

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Elatum Delphiniums

We are passionate about Delphiniums and have built up a specialist Elatum Delphinium section. These are very tough hardy perennials and can withstand very cold winter temperatures. See our Delphinium Gallery page for more information. We do not currently provide a mail order service.

Perennials

We grow a wide range of perennials on the nursery, using the traditional methods of propagation eg. seed, division or cuttings. They are all grown under natural conditions (not forced) so to make a natural transition to your garden.

Home Farm was built in 1888 so the cottage garden theme of perennials seems a natural progression for the nursery.

Since we also have a seasonal cut flower area, a large number of our perennials are also excellent for cutting. We are constantly increasing our range of perennials, please contact us for our current list.

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P.Y.O. Cut Flowers

During the spring/summer and autumn months you can wander through our cut flower area and choose your own blooms such as Daffodils, Tulips, Aster, Larkspur, Gladioli, Dahlia, to name a few.

You can pick your own shape, colour, size and variety of bloom you are looking for and we will cut them for you while you wait. (You can’t get any fresher than that!) So whether you are flower arranging, need a gift, or just cheering yourself up, come along and see what we have. Check for availability due to weather conditions.

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Hanging Baskets

Hanging basket imageWe sell a range of hanging baskets, which are available from the end of May/early June to provide your garden with added colour.

We will also make up any old baskets/containers you may have. The baskets/containers will be made up, grown on, and once all risk of frost has gone, usually end of May early June we will make contact to arrange collection.