Looking Good: Tulip ‘Rockery Show Winner’

Top of our Looking Good List this weekend is Tulip ‘Rockery Show Winner’.

Tulip 'Rockery Show Winner'

An early spring-flowering Kaufmanniana Tulip, Rockery Show Winner is happiest in a rock garden or container. They are low growing, typically up to 10-12 cm high, and if left undisturbed will form clumps over time. These tulips are fully hardy perennials that thrive in full sun, in well-drained soil.

They certainly bring a splash of much needed colour to the winter weary garden.

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It’s official – we’re opening next Saturday, 5th April, and we’ll be open every Saturday and Sunday from then on until further notice.

To be honest, we were planning on opening today, but the van had other ideas and a replacement needed sourcing in double quick time. Instead of opening up I had to pick up the new one, and as tomorrow is Mothers’ Day we thought it best to postpone until next week.

We’ve been very busy in the off-season, trying to improve the nursery grounds and make the place safer for our customers. The paths had become uneven and slippery in places, so we’ve had them jet washed, picked up and relaid. We’ve also rearranged the retail area and brought in some display stands. Then everything received a lick of paint, and we even put some signs up, in our fetching new cerise and lime colour scheme.

Look out for our swanky new swing sign as you make your way along Main Street.

Look out for our swanky new swing sign as you make your way along Main Street.

So now the weather’s improving, and the clocks are heading back to British Summer Time, please come down to say hello – we open at 10am on Saturday 5th April.

Welcome to Blackfordby Nursery

Hello, welcome to the nursery, and welcome also to our new website!

This What’s on section is part blog, part news section. We plan to run some events and educational demonstrations during the spring and summer, and we’ll give the details here in due course. We’ll also give you news about special offers.

If you have visited the nursery last year you’ll know that I am always happy to offer advice about plants and where best to put them. I’ll be adding some of that advice here too.

We’re a small nursery in a small, village environment, so if you live locally please come and say hello. Although we’re small, our aim is to become the go-to place locally for plants and friendly planting advice.

You can keep in touch with us via social media as well – our Twitter and Facebook links are at the bottom of the page.