Family and Community Day .. Sept. 25th
FAMILY & COMMUNITY DAY OPENING HOURS..
It's looking like this weekend is going to be a GLORIOUS time for a browse in the Nursery. With temps in the mid 20's , we are all itching to get in our first summer crops and we have a HUGE range SUPER Vegies and Flowers to choose from !
We are open Regular Hours of 9-5 to assist you with ALL your Gardening needs and any questions or advice you may have on the road to success in your patch !
The Chicks are back in town!!!!!
... and we are so happy to have our first batch of BEAUTIFUL baby Chickens back in the Nursery again!!! As the weather is still quite cool, they will need to kept indoors with a light on until they grow their real feathers, but that will happen before you know it !!. We have our usual assortment... Rhode Island Red, Australorp, and White Leghorn crosses that are sexed and will grow into BEAUTIFUL Shiny, Healthy Laying hens. We also stock ALL you need to set them up... Organic feed as well as drinkers and feeders. Pop down soon and have a look.. they will win over your heart for sure!!!!
Rhodos ready to BURST !!!
Big Fat Plump Buds... are all ready to burst into bloom over the next few Months. Truly, some of the MOST show stopping plants of the Spring garden, have got to be ....Rhododendrons and Azaleas. They are the perfect choice for a shady position. With a HUGE variety of Colours (Flowers and variegated leaves) as well as blooming times, these Evergreen, cold hardy shrubs put on a spectacular show every year . Their requirements are few, but fairly specific... Friable, Well-drained soil on the acidic side of the ph scale. The enjoy lashings of well rotted Compost/ Cow manure and a good layer of Mulch (we have loads to choose from), in order to keep their surface roots cool in Summer. Once established they are a joy to look after. Any shaping or cutting back should be done directly after their flowering period.
New and Exciting Natives !!!
It's a cacophany of colour at the moment as stunning new Native plants arrive in the Nursery. Beautiful Philothecas, Grevilleas, Waratahs, Banksias, Kangaroo Paws etc are flooding in. If you are looking for some eye catching and colourful plants to bring the birds and the bees into your garden, you simply can't go past these Australian Beauties. Long gone are the days when Natives were boring!!!!!
Show Stopping Magnolias!!!
Pictured here is the incredible Magnolia 'Black Tulip' adored for its sensational purple/red blooms . This small tree is well suited to Small gardens, Townhouses, or Courtyards, giving a truly stunning Spring display. As well as this beauty we are stocking 'Felix' 'Cameo' 'Vulcan' and 'Genie' and a few more as the new season trees continue to arrive. These Magnolias have been been developed by some of the Worlds TOP Magnolia br,mmmmneeders and make excellent Garden specimens...
GREAT RANGE of Garden Art & Giftware
Are you looking for GIFT WARE or a quirky GARDEN ORNAMENT.... We have a diversity of Styles, and a price range to suit all budgets.. Whether it's a statue or water feature for out in the garden, some stunning Wall Art for the deck /Patio, or a soothing set of Wind Chimes... Garden art offers you the chance to jazz up your backyard space with colour and flair. Check out some of the wonderful pieces in stock now !
Worried about Tender Seedlings ???
Protection from Frost is just one of the uses for this handy cloche kit ... it can provide a bit of shade for tender seedlings in our HOT Canberra climate, as well as keeping your seedlings SAFE, out of the reach of birds etc. The Cloche will also assist in warming the soil, which will in turn, give plants a much needed head start in Spring. No Gardener should be without one !
Spoilt for Choice !!!
That's how you'll feel when you check out our range of Vegie seedlings this Spring. Our range is HUGE... aside from our amazing assortment of Tomatoes, we have a fantastic choice of Capsicums (HOT Chillies too), Cucumbers, Pumpkins and Zuchinnis, Eggplants and Lots and Lots of Greens for your summer salad including the new 'Wasabi Salad' .
We've got ALL you need for Soil preparation, as well as our Wonderful Healthy Earth Fertiliser to help give your babies a Kick start. You'll need to grab some mulch too, in order to keep in that moisture as the days warm up. And... don't forget the snail pellets or Slugga traps/tape to protect your tender young plants.
Any questions... make sure you chat with us about any Gardening problems you might be having!!!
RED LOVE Apple in stock NOW !!
WOW !!!! Red on and Outside AND on the Inside.. Australia's 1st RED fleshed apple 'RED LOVE' 🍎is in stock now. If you are looking for something new and different, this is a top choice. After 20 years of development, this New apple is available for one and all.. this dwarf selection is very suitable for planting in the Garden or in a Pot. It is said to be a good eating AND juicing apple (Claret coloured juice!), and also good for cooking. Also very ornamental with its rosy pink spring blossom.. lookin good!
The unmistakable scent of DAPHNE !
As winter drags on, we are constantly yearning for beauty in our Gardens... a flower that makes our hearts sing... and gives us the promise of Spring !
What better fits the bill than Daphne odora !!!! Strolling past the shade house today, it was impossible to miss the gorgeous scent of this much loved evergreen shrub. Like clockwork, this garden sweetheart begins to open its pink and white blooms just as we are declaring our displeasure with the Winter chill !!!!
Plant your Daphne in humus rich well drained soil, in a position that receives morning - early mid-day Sun. It definitely enjoys some shade during our HOT Canberra Summers. Aside from that, they take VERY little attention. Don't over water, and top dress with lashings of well rotted manure and a good quality mulch, and you will be rewarded for many years to come... and.... you will be SMILING mid-way through our chilly Canberra Winters!!!!
New Season Deciduous Trees are in !!
This is an exciting time of Year in the Nursery as the the New Season Deciduous trees, and our New Season Fruit trees arrive by the truckload !!! Cold it may be, but our hardy crew are full steam ahead trimming roots, soaking in Organic nutrients, and then getting every one potted into our top quality potting mix for your convenience. (Here you can see Bruno and Scott receiving a BIG load off the truck this morning !) We have a TERRIFIC range this year and we cater for our gardening customers with the smallest of plots (courtyards/ townhouses etc.) to those with hobby farms and large Rural blocks of land. Our qualified staff can advise on just the right tree for your situation, as well as instructions on preparing a planting hole, staking, fertilising and mulching to ensure your 'baby' gets off to the right start.
Over the next few weeks, we will be pumping out new stock daily, so be sure to pop down and check it all out.
Remember... trees add incredible value to your home.. they help to cool in in summer, as well as giving privacy and vibrancy to your garden... they will richly reward you for years to come. !!!!
Gift Cards !!!
Can't decide what to give that special someone?? A Heritage Nursery Gift Card is the perfect solution.. choose the denomination you desire and pick from one of our beautiful little cards... so handy, ... they fit in the card section of your wallet.. just scan on purchase to deduct the amount... no more hanging on to old receipts !!!
Bare rooted Herbaceous Peonies and Tree Peonies in stock now !!!
We've got our LARGEST selection of Herbaceous Peonies EVER this year... 'Lady Alexander Duff, 'Delachi', 'Early Delight' , 'Lady Bird' , and 'Mossi' are just a few to whet your appetite ! These Peonies will flower in mid spring.
Out in the Nursery and potted for your convenience, we have a GREAT assortment of Tree Peonies , including Japanese varieties. Both will give you a BRILLIANT display in mid to late Spring. The colour range is larger than those in the Herbaceous group and the Japanese selections are said to have some of the LARGEST blooms of all, in highly vibrant colours.
Whichever type you choose... these plants are not very demanding. They BOTH love Lime... applied yearly, and enjoy humus rich soil with a top dressing of mulch. They appreciate at least 1/2 day of sunshine and good drainage... then sit back and enjoy the show!!!!
Asparagus and Potatoes !!!!
Oftentimes in Canberra, one feels like there is not too much to look forward to in the Garden during Winter. Minus Morning temps and short wintry days, have us all dreaming of Spring, although it is only just June. But, for us in the Nursery... Winter is an exciting time!!!! For example.. just today, we received out first INCREDIBLY LARGE Purple Asparagus Crowns, along with a TOP assortment of Certified Virus Free Seed Potatoes... Now THEY get our Culinary juices flowing!!!!
Although is is too early for Potato planting, it is a good time to grab a few bags of your favourite varieties before they walk off the shelves. They will happily keep out in the shed or garage until planting time. The Asparagus Crowns can go in Now... a DEEP well dug trench, loaded with well composted soil is the perfect setting. Choose a place in full Sun, and somewhere they can grow for MANY years to come.
If you have any questions regarding planting out any of these crops, or other delights for your edible patch, be sure to drop in and have a chat with one of our Professional staff !! We love talking about Growing your own.
New Season ROSES have arrived!!!!
It's ALL happening in the Nursery at the moment with the arrival of our New Season Roses. Over the next few weeks, we will be trimming Roots, soaking them in our magic solution of Seaweed and Nutrients and potting them up in a quality potting mix for your convenience.
By handling our Roses in this manner, we can be assured that you are taking home your New Roses in TOP condition.. no drying out of tender new roots here !!!
Our Range is BRILLIANT as usual, with a wide range of NEW RELEASES for all of you looking the latest available in 2017.
We hope to see you all out here soon...
Fruit and Nut trees are in !!!!
So... you've got your vegie plot organised, and you may have some small fruiting shrubs and vines established... but wait..... there's more.. it's time to plant some Fruit trees!!!!! There is nothing better than heading out into the Garden and plucking luscious, fragrant fruit off your VERY OWN tree ! No matter where you buy your fruit, it NEVER tastes as good as home grown. These days there is no excuse for not having at least 1 or 2 trees in the yard as new Breeders have developed MANY Dwarf, Columnar and Miniature trees. Even those of you with tiny gardens or courtyards are able to grow some of your favourites in large pots . Our 2016 trees are flooding in to the nursery where we trim their roots, and give them a soak in a Seasol, Plant Starter rooting hormone, and Healthy Earth liquid fertiliser for approx. 1 hour, before potting them up in our quality potting mix. We have the LARGEST selection of Fruit and Nut trees in the district, including MANY Rare and hard to find cultivars as well as a HUGE range of Heritage varieties. Come and visit soon and we can advise on siting, soil preparation etc to ensure your trees get the very best start !
Monty's Surprise is here !!
That's not an Apple... now, THAT'S AN APPLE !!!!.. Behold Bruno, with these incredibly large Monty's Surprise fruit.. trees NOW AVAILABLE in our Nursery. Monty's Surprise was bred in New Zealand is on dwarfing rootstock (up to 2 mtr high), good for eating and an excellent Cooking Apple (you might just need 2 apples for a pie !*!*). It is partially self pollinating and we stock the other varieties you need for pollination. Drop in soon and grab a tree before they disappear. While you are here you can check out our great range of Heritage fruit trees in stock.
Citrus for everyone!
Whether you have a traditional sized backyard, or just a small courtyard, there is always room for at least 1 Citrus tree.
Bruno has just returned from Victoria with an van full of EXTRA LARGE, SUPER HEALTHY trees. They will delight you with their glossy green leaves, sensational smelling blooms and tasty, vitamin packed fruit . They are VERY happy growing in Pots or directly in ground provided they have protection from frosts. On north west side of the house is ideal in Canberra. We have a HUGE range to choose from ... dwarfs, to full sized always on offer... some GREAT NATIVE Citrus too !!!!
Incredible Edibles.. grow the lot !!!!
Potatoes, Shallots, Rhubarb and Asparagus aren't the usual vegies you think of as you while away the hours indoors on these cold wintry days.. but.. there is NO BETTER time to plan for self sufficiency than NOW !!! We've got a GREAT selection of certified Seed Potatoes, 2 yr. old Asparagus crowns, plump Golden and Red Shallots, and chunky Rhubarb crowns that will all add diversity to your plot on your road to self sufficiency.
Hurry down soon so you don't miss out !!!!
FANTASTIC FEATURE TREES !!!
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL, Stand alone feature for your Courtyard or Patio ... Or... have a shaded little nook in the corner of the Garden crying out for something unique, you simply MUST consider one of our Grafted Weeping Japanese Maples!
We have a terrific selection including some CHOICE, Collectors specimens Ie: 'Ellen', 'Lemon and Lime Lace', 'Tamukeyama' and 'Orangeola' just to name a few.
We have a huge range of LIghtweight Pots that will provide a great home for these FEATURE trees without doing your back-in !!!!!
Thanks Graham Ross!!!
Graham Ross ( grahamross_betterhomes ) has given us a BIG thumbs up regarding our wonderful selection of 'Donkey Balls' Tomato...
He writes via instagram... "A great harvest of Donkey Balls' Tomato, a seedling gift from Bruno @ Heritage Nursery Yarralumla during Canberra Home Show. Thanks heaps Bruno and the boys @ Heritage
We're SO pleased he is enjoying them, as we think they are Tops too!!!
If you didn't get around to growing them this year, we suggest you grab a plant or 2 next Spring and see for yourself how yummy they truly are!!!!
Autumn 2016 Catalogue
We all love the change of seasons.. it's a time for Inspiration and Rejuvination, particularly after a long HOT summer. Our Autumn catalogue is packed full of Plants and Products to motivate you to come down for a visit. As always, we are interested in your Gardening exploits/ how you went over Summer/ Succeses and Failures etc etc. Autumn is a wonderful time for planting, renewing Garden beds/ dividing perennials, planting Spring flowering bulbs and so much more. See you all soon !
DIGGERS LAUNCH !!
What a fantastic day was had at the Diggers launch yesterday. Alongside you can see Bruno and Clive Blazey 'shaking' on the new partnership, as well as Bruno and Hedy with Deb and Peter, producers of our wonderful 'Healthy Earth' fertiliser, who came along for the festivities . We had a full house of fantastic customers, great food, and speeches ( Cedric Bryant was a fab MC). All in all, it was a brilliant gathering
Celebrations at the Nursery !!
The Nursery is all a-buzz today as we ready ourselves for the Launch of our Partnership with the Diggers Club. We will be hosting Clive and Penny Blazey as well as other local Gardening identities and Media folk to help us celebrate this exciting new Venture. As well as their EXTENSIVE range of Heirloom seeds, we will also carry some of their Books, Posters etc. As we all strive towards creating an Oasis in our wonderful city, and becoming more and more self sufficient in our home vegie gardens, the Diggers organisation is a natural fit in this pursuit. We feel really honoured that that have chosen us as as their Partner in reaching this goal !!!!
Spring Catalogue 2015
The Nursery is alive with Colour and Scent... Spring is finally with us and we want to share it with you. By clicking on the Link below, you can download our latest Catalogue and get a peek into what's on offer.. Drop in for a visit and see why so many Canberra Gardeners consider us to be their 'Destination Garden Centre' !!!
The Beauty of Orchids
Looking for a gift for a Gardening enthusiast ??? You can't go past an orchid ! They're easy to look after and will flower for ages, lasting FAR longer than a bunch of flowers. In general they need a light spot and minimal water, and good gardeners will successfully be able to bring them back into flower. Why not choose an Orchid next time you are looking for the perfect living gift.
Who can imagine, Pasta Sauce without Basil, Tabouli without Parsley, or Curries without Coriander. They are essential to our cooking and we all know, dried herbs just don't make the grade !!!
This season, as always, we are carrying an EXTENSIVE range for all our budding "Master Chefs" out there. Herbs that will thrive in our sunny Canberra climate, as well as a few unusual ones for those of you up for a challenge. Choose from our large pots of "Cut and Cook" ready to use ZEST herbs from Oasis, or our HUGE variety of Culinary, Medicinal and Tea Herbs from the Renaissance range.
Remember.. even on the tiniest Balcony we can usually find a spot for at least ONE single pot of parsley..!!!!!!