- Most orders are despatched unbagged but if you require our bagging service we can accommodate that
- We have co-extruded bags (white on the outside to reflect sun and black on the inside to retain moisture around the roots) normally used by foresters OR
- We have very heavy duty black bags normally used by farmers and landowners
- Both options reduce the quantity of plants we can get onto a pallet (which costs us, not you) and incur considerable labour cost so there is a small charge for this service
- Please add the quantity of plants you are buying ie this price is per plant being purchased. If you do not want all plants to be bagged, please ring the office to give us further details
|Product Options||Bagging Options||1+||5000+||Quantity Qty|
|Black bags (for farms) - order same quantity as plants||£0.01 (ex. VAT)||£0.01 (ex. VAT)||
|White bags (for forestry) - order same quantity as plants||£0.01 (ex. VAT)||£0.01 (ex. VAT)||
As a trade nursery, we normally despatch stock unbagged (packed horizontally on pallets) but we can offer two bagging options. In both cases, there is a big additional labour cost to us in putting stock into bags, and then the air in the bags takes up a considerable amount of space on the pallet which means that we get many fewer plants onto a pallet compared with unbagged stock eg for 1+0 seedlings instead of approx. 10,000 plants per pallet, we'd only get approx. 5,000 plants per pallet if they are bagged. Given that we pay the delivery cost on orders over £3,000 + VAT, supplying stock in bags is a significant extra cost for us for some customers. We therefore show the pricing per plant for unbagged and bagged separately on our website.
We have two bagging service options. Very heavy duty black bags (normally used by farmers, landowners, landscapers etc) and co-extruded bags which are white on the outside (to reflect sunlight) and black inside (to retain moisture on the roots) normally used by foresters. Please order the one that is most appropriate for you. The pricing for this service is calculated on a price per plant basis and this covers our labour cost and the extra pallet delivery cost of bagged stock.
This section gives definitions on the specifications of plants that we sell. We are specialists in field grown (or bare root) plants which are grown in two ways. The majority are grown from seed, some are ready within one growing season (seedlings or 1+0's) and some species require two growing seasons (1u1's). In addition to growing from seed we also grow from small plants or cuttings (transplants) which are much more widely spaced (taking more land, more irrigation water, fertilisers and labour). There are only a handful of bare root wholesale nurseries in the UK and of those even fewer grow transplants but Ray Jenkins has many years' experience of transplanting so we grow these in large volumes. Ray has written this blog about the benefits of bare root plants and how they are grown and another blog which gives further detail on bare root specifications.
The detailed specifications are shown below. If you are in doubt about what specification to use please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the project (and photos if appropriate) and we will advise you.
1+0 - field grown in one season from seed, known as a seedling (sometimes called a whip), generally a slender single stem plant. These are the cheapest specification and are particularly suitable for planting where weed competition will be less intense, soil is shallow or on exposed windy sites. Gives a high root to shoot ratio and minimal plant "check".
2+0 - a 2 year seedling, field grown from seed in the same seed bed in two growing seasons where the species cannot be grown to a saleable plant from seed in one season
1U1 - 2 year old plant called an undercut, field grown for two seasons in the same seed bed and undercut by machine (a sharp blade cutting the roots under the soil level) after the first year to develop the root structure. We do this with several species which take 2 years to develop (eg oak, beech, hornbeam)
1+1 - 2 year old plant (transplant) grown from seed in the first year and then transplanted into a different area of the field and spaced out for the second growing season - a robust plant with a larger and more robust root system than seedling or undercut plant which will enable it to better withstand drought and weed competition. Often the best choice and the staple norm for farm hedging and this specification is a requirement of the Countryside Stewardship Grant
1+2- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two growing seasons giving a tall, stocky, bushy plant
2+1- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further growing season, giving a strong bushy plant
3+1 - as above but field grown for a further growing season for more height and a very bushy plant
1+3- 4 year old, one year field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for three years, giving a very strong, bushy plant
2+2- 4 year old, two years field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two years - a very mature plant suited to certain species like beech and hornbeam where we can offer almost instant hedging
and some that are a bit different.....
P9 - a plant grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel in a 9cm pot (for holly which germinates poorly in the field)
Cell grown - a plant grown in small deep cells (like a small yogurt pot) and then lifted out of those for transportation. Commonly used in forestry and large hedging projects. Very high quality plants with excellent success rate. See our blog on the benefits of cell grown plants.
C+1 or C+2 - a 3 or 4 year old plant initally started as hardwood cuttings grown on for a year as cell grown plants and then lined out in fields to grow on for a further 1 or 2 years (a technique used for Cherry Laurel)