Last one for 2018

Will be starting 2019 with a resolution to write this blog regularly with ideas, tips, new items you can grow.

We have our Early Bird offer on at the moment for our seeds, 25% discount until twelfth night. Just enter seedy18 into the discount/coupon box after choosing your seeds and save 25%.

Grow something different. Mulberries, these have the reputation for taking years to fruit. Grafted, named varieties will fruit the first year so you won’t have to wait. Look out for Illinois Everbearing, Collier, Pink Moldovan, these will produce a small crop of small fruit the first year and largest fruits and crops as the plants establish. If you haven’t got room for one of these as they grow to 3 metres then try the dwarf variety Morus nana ‘Issaii’ which will only make 2 metres and can grow in a pot.

Look out for next blog featuring Chestnuts and Walnuts!


Well November has left us with some of the coldest weather for a good few years. We experienced -6 on one night. i am reminded of the old saying however ‘November ice to bear a duck, rest of winter mud and muck’, lets see if it has any truth.
Hope you had your tender plants wrapped up? but at least it may have killed off a few of the bugs we seem to have accumulated after the last couple of very mild winters.
We have a new member of staff at the nursery, we have been joined by Rodent Control Manager – Billy. Billy is a black and white boy cat who seems to have decided the nursery is home with three square meals a day in return for presenting a few dead mice occasionally. He now has his own twitter account so you can follow him @Billythe mouser.
We are busy dispatching your fruit tree orders at the moment although this cold spell has put a stop to this for a few days, hope to resume next week.

Newsletter August 2016

Autumn Newsletter – September 2016

Welcome all existing and new subscribers to our newsletters, we normally publish monthly but there has been a bit of a gap this time. apologies for that but in this edition you will find details of up coming shows, things to plant and a few ideas for the garden in winter.

Shows first, many of you will have seen us at the Wisley flower Show in early September, regrettably we shall not be there this year! However we will be at Malvern autumn 24/25th September, probably near the cookery stage, the autumn harvest show 4/5th October and the autumn RHS Show, both at Westminster RHS halls.

We know many of you purchase your seeds, garlic and autumn onion sets at Wisley and so we would like to offer all our customers a special discount if you order on line over the period of the show.

20% off all orders made on line by Sunday 11th September! Use the code AUT2016 in the discount/coupon box at the checkout.

(applies to all orders placed on line up to and including 11/10/2016, does not include postage and packing costs. Please note some items may not be dispatched until November – bare root fruit).

What should we be planting for autumn/winter cropping and for next year?

Garlic – best planted October, needs the cold weather to produce good bulbs

Autumn onion sets – often giving better results than spring planted when conditions in spring are wet. Plant October harvest June.

Broad Beans – for an early crop next year, choose Aquadulce, The Sutton or robin Hood. Don’t plant too early, end October is fine.

Spring Onions – winter hardy variety such as ‘White Lisbon’.

Perpetual spinach ‘Erbette’ – sowings now will yield fresh young leaves over winter.

Winter salads – cold hardy lettuces such as Winter Density and Valdor, corn Salad or Lamb’s Lettuce, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustards, Rocket, Land Cress, all will yield over winter in a cold greenhouse or with a little protection outside.

Try our cold hardy winter salad mix for growing in boxes or pots in a sheltered position cut & come again all winter long.

Remember 20% off all these when you order at by September 11th and use code AUT2016.

It is also time to think of new plantings of fruit trees and bushes for autumn/winter, we have Fruit Days coming up in October – 7th/8th where you can taste Apples & Pears if you can get to the nursery or order on line.

Please don’t hesitate to e mail your queries or comments to we do our best to answer quickly.

We hope you have a good gardening summer and are reaping the harvest at the moment, hope to see some of you at the late shows.

Chris & Mike

Pennard Plants



New Web Site

After weeks we have a new web site, not perfect yet, still lots of work to do this end but designers have done a good job I think. Just one thing, Google has to learn the site is not a secure site anymore as we no longer take payment details, this is all done by SagePay so if you have us on your favourites please change the URL to commence http:// NOT https:// Hopefully there will be more blogging going on this end now.