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Holly Trees, Not Just For Christmas
Posted 5th December 2016 in Blog

Over the course of time when running a nursery you really get to know which plants are a star performer for you, and in the last few years we have really come to appreciate the finer qualities of the holly tree.  

 

                                                              

                                                                             

 

                                                                   

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Show Dates 2017
Posted 17th November 2016 in News
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Deck the Halls
Posted 21st October 2016 in
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Christmas
Posted 30th September 2016 in News
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Preparing for winter
Posted 14th September 2016 in Nursery Ramblings

Preparing the Iris beds

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New Batch of Bay Trees
Posted 23rd August 2016 in Nursery Ramblings

We have a new batch of Bay Trees at the Nursery

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 2016
Posted 10th June 2016 in RHS Shows

RHS Chelsea - 2016

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Agapanthus production
Posted 8th March 2016 in Nursery Ramblings

Our Agapanthus production is in full swing.

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Kumquat harvest means kumquat marmalade…..
Posted 19th October 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Its that time when we need to think about moving the citrus trees into the big tunnel. 

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Nearly time for the winter Holly Trees
Posted 1st September 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Winter comes alive with sparkling frosted leaves and bright red berries!

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Joining Bamboo Root Barrier
Posted 25th August 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

A pictorial guide in one method of joining bamboo root or rhizome barrier together to help control the growth or spread of hardy bamboo plants.

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Iris propagation in full swing
Posted 10th August 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Well it's that time of year again and the Iris are being spilt down and rejuvenated ready for the gorgeous blooms next year.

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The best value flowers ever!!!
Posted 31st July 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Agapanthus are one of the most amazing plants, long lived flowers of intense colours of whites, blues and purples.

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Summer colour
Posted 19th July 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Warm summer evenings and warm summer colours, not just from the sunsets :)

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Hampton Court 2015
Posted 30th June 2015 in RHS Shows

It's GOLD again, thats 5 years in a row :)

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Chelsea 2015
Posted 5th June 2015 in RHS Shows

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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Temporary phone problem 10/03/15
Posted 10th March 2015 in News

We are currently having a problem with our phone line, it has been playing up for the last 2 days. If you wish to contact us please email us using the contact page.

We will have it fixed very soon.

All sorted :)

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We are at the RHS FLOWER SHOWS 2015
Posted 13th January 2015 in RHS Shows

We are please to announce that we shall be exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show and Wisely Flower Show in 2015.

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Christmas Deliveries 2014
Posted 15th December 2014 in News

For delivery on a pre Christmas service, orders must be received by midday on 22nd December

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RHS Wisley Flower Show 2014
Posted 26th August 2014 in RHS Shows

Dont forget we will be at RHS Wisley Flower Show next week

2-7 Sept at Wisley, Surrey

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Time for a rest!
Posted 11th August 2014 in News

Well the bulk of the shows are over for the season and its time for some sleep!

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We are off to RHS Tatton Flower Show 2014
Posted 18th July 2014 in RHS Shows

All loaded up and raring to go! Tatton Park 23-27 July.

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Another Gold at RHS Hampton Court and best floral exhibit!
Posted 16th July 2014 in RHS Shows

We won another Gold Medal at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and also Best Exhibit in the floral marquee!

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Todd's Botanics will be at GROW London
Posted 18th June 2014 in News

A New Show and we can't wait, Hampstead Heath here we come!

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RHS Secret Garden Sunday on June 1st
Posted 27th May 2014 in RHS Shows

Next Sunday June 1st, we will be exhibiting at the latest Secret Garden Sunday at The RHS Lindley Hall. 

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The beauty of the Loquat Tree (Eriobotryia japonica)
Posted 27th May 2014 in Nursery Ramblings

Its madness that this beautiful tree is not that widely used in this country!

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Easter Delivery
Posted 16th April 2014 in News

Please note that any order placed after 2pm on Wednesday 16th April won't be dispatched until Tuesday 22nd due to the Easter Holidays. For emergency deliveries orders placed up until midday on Thursday 17th can be delivered on Saturday morning if the Saturday option is checked at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenice.

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New Stock for Website
Posted 28th February 2014 in News

We have lots of lovely new plants online!

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Exciting New Range of Plants Online!
Posted 28th February 2014 in Nursery Ramblings

Its all go at the nursery at the moment, we have lots of new stock to sort, photograph and launch online.

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RHS Show dates announced for 2014
Posted 13th February 2014 in RHS Shows

We are delighted to be attending the following RHS flower shows for 2014

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Gift Wrapped Plants as Presents
Posted 20th January 2014 in News

Plants can make an ideal gift for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. Here is an example of how we can gift wrap your order to make it even more special.

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Christmas Deliveries
Posted 10th December 2013 in News

Online Order Deliveries for Christmas

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The Perfect Christmas Gift
Posted 10th December 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

We make life so easy for you. So here is the perfect gift for that 'awkward to buy for' person.

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Beautiful Citrus Archway
Posted 2nd November 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

Wow what great idea!

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St. Jude 3 Todds Botanics (McGregors Tunnels) 1
Posted 30th October 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

Well, we got the warnings, thank you to the MET Office but there was little we could do.

1 tunnel damaged, 2 tunnels destroyed BUT our oldest tunnel a McGregors Polytunnel, beat the weather!

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We're at the RHS Wisley Flower Show in September
Posted 3rd September 2013 in RHS Shows

Todd's Botanics will be exhibiting at the RHS Wisley Flower Show

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Stipa barbata a most beautiful and unusual ornamental grass
Posted 12th August 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

We are busy collecting and sewing the seed of the beautiful ornamental grass species Stipa barbata.

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Hampton Flower Show Gold 3 Years straight
Posted 30th July 2013 in RHS Shows

Well we have done it again. Gold for the third year on the trot and Best Herbaceous dispaly and Runner Up to Best in Show (The Tudor Rose Award)

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RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2013
Posted 23rd July 2013 in RHS Shows

Well its a Silver for us this year at Tatton Park!

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Trachelopsermum jasminoides in the Italian Alps
Posted 1st July 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

Who says Trachelospermum's aren't hardy! Look at this fantastic use of a beautiful plant.

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We're are at BBC Gardener's NEC Birmingham
Posted 12th June 2013 in RHS Shows

Todd's Botanics are exhibiting all this week from today until the 16th June, if you havnt got a ticket you can still book through the BBC Gardener's World Live website, tickets have sold out for Saturday but other days are available.

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Growing Olive Trees in the UK
Posted 3rd June 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

Olive trees for sale in the UK from an award winning nursery.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Posted 28th May 2013 in RHS Shows

Todd's Botanics are proud to have been awarded a Silver Gilt Medal (one point off Gold!) for our display of Olives and Drought Tolerant Perennials.

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Visit us at the Summer Fair at Olympia
Posted 13th May 2013 in News

Todd's Botanics will be exhibiting at the Spirit of Summer Fair in Olympia London from Wednesday 15th-18th May. 

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Growing Citrus Trees in the UK
Posted 2nd May 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

A guide to the Citrus trees we have for sale and how to look after them.                                                      

Citrus Limon (Lemon tree)                                                                                                               Citrus aurantifolia (Lime tree)                                                                                                             Citrus sinensis (Orange tree)

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Why not plant a grapevine this year?
Posted 4th April 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

We are very excited to now be selling beautiful little grapevines. Vitis vinifera AGM.

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Beautiful Pinus pinea
Posted 8th March 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

This time of year we really need to have structural, evergreen beauty in our gardens. Fed up with the usual choice? Why not give Pinus pinea some thought.

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Looking forward to Spring
Posted 6th February 2013 in Nursery Ramblings

Exciting new range of plants to be launched shortly.

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RHS show dates for 2013
Posted 15th January 2013 in RHS Shows

Todd's Botanics are exhibiting at the following shows in 2013;

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Christmas holiday
Posted 21st December 2012 in News

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From all of us at Todds Botanics. 

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Light up your Olive Trees
Posted 18th December 2012 in Nursery Ramblings

Olive trees and topiary such as Box, Bays and Yew look so wonderful lit up with small fairy lights, either side of the front door or in the garden. 

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Last Orders Before Christmas
Posted 14th December 2012 in News

All orders for delivery before Christmas must be with us by 10am on Wednesday 19th December

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Its looking like a beautiful day!
Posted 12th December 2012 in Nursery Ramblings

Winter has arrived, and it looks so beautiful here in north essex.

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Todd's Botanics add more RHS shows for 2013
Posted 1st December 2012 in RHS Shows

2013 so far, is looking like a very busy year ahead for Todd's Botanics.

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Todd's Botanics will exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Posted 11th November 2012 in RHS Shows

Todd's Botanics are thrilled to be accepted once again for the Chelsea Flower Show, 2013 is the centenary year of the show, so it will be an extra special event. 

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Todd's Botanics Joins Not On The High Street
Posted 16th October 2012 in News

Todd's Botanics joins Not On The High Street!

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Planting ancient olive trees in the nursery.
Posted 18th September 2012 in Nursery Ramblings

Over the weekend we took the oportunity to plant two of our very old olive trees.

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RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show 3 - 5 Aug 2012
Posted 1st August 2012 in RHS Shows

This weekend we'll be exhibiting locally at the RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show in Chelmsford, Essex. 

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Opening Times
Posted 20th July 2012 in News

Starting from Friday 3rd August we will only be open by appointment.

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Gold at Hampton, two years in a row!
Posted 4th July 2012 in RHS Shows

We're absolutely delighted that our garden for baby Arthur was yesterday awarded a gold medal at the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. For the second year in a row we've managed to achieve gold, so we're very happy indeed.

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Silver-gilt at Chelsea, two years in a row!
Posted 5th June 2012 in RHS Shows

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is over for another year, and for most, it’s not to be thought about again until May 2013. But for us at Todd’s Botanics we are already thinking about our plans for next year’s event, and our hopes of securing that elusive gold medal!

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Cut By Fire
Posted 16th May 2012 in News

Todd's Botanics are pleased to announce that they are now sole distributors for Cut By Fire benches. 

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RHS London Plant & Design Show
Posted 9th February 2012 in RHS Shows

We're now busy with the final preparations for the RHS London Plant & Design Show, being held at the RHS Horticultural Halls, on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th February.

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A garden for all seasons
Posted 7th February 2012 in Nursery Ramblings

Even in mid-winter, the world of horticulture continues in earnest. Read about our final design project of 2011, which consisted of an exciting seasonal garden in picturesque Suffolk…

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Silver-gilt at Tatton Park
Posted 25th July 2011 in RHS Shows

Following on from our successful exhibit at Hampton Court, we travelled up the M6 to Cheshire for the Tatton Park Flower Show. We received lots of great feedback from people who had seen us at Hampton Court, thank you for all your kind comments.

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It's Gold at Hampton Court!
Posted 5th July 2011 in RHS Shows

We are delighted to have been awarded a Gold medal at this years Hampton Court Flower Show, and double delighted to have been shortlisted for best in show!

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Silver-gilt at the Chelsea Flower Show
Posted 24th May 2011 in RHS Shows

We've had an eventful build up to the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show, but now the all important judging has taken place, the results are in and it's time to step back and enjoy our efforts. Please have a read about how we fared.

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Chelsea...no pressure
Posted 14th May 2011 in RHS Shows

Todd’s were at Grand Designs London last week, this week at Malvern and next week at Chelsea so we are a little busy right now, as well as being open to the public and designing and creating new gardens and landscapes. No complaints though, growing plants has to be the best job in the world!

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What a beautiful morning
Posted 23rd April 2011 in Nursery Ramblings

Walking around the nursery this morning reminds me why I do this job. I wanted to share a few pictures with you...

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Shows for 2011
Posted 1st April 2011 in RHS Shows

Come and see us at the various shows around the country this year.

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Nursery Ramblings (an Update)
Posted 1st March 2011 in Nursery Ramblings

This is by no means a quiet and calm time of year for us nurserymen...

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The Winter Blues
Posted 21st January 2011 in Nursery Ramblings

Now the temperature has risen slightly I can just about lift my chin and focus my eyes on the scene around that is supposed to be the nursery...

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The Winter Freeze
Posted 18th January 2011 in Nursery Ramblings

This winter is the coldest so far at the nursery, -14c and it’s not over yet.

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2011 at Todd's Botanics
Posted 5th January 2011 in News

2011 is going to be another exciting year at Todd's Botanics; we are off to the dizzy heights of the Chelsea Flower Show again.

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Welcome to our new website
Posted 10th December 2010 in News

Our new website is now online. We will soon be taking orders online so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss out on any great offers!

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