CARDIFF FLOWER SHOW 2017

April 12th, 2017

WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT CARDIFF FLOWER SHOW THE SUN DID SHINE AND THE PEOPLE FLOCKED TO OUR STAND AND LOVED THE DISPLAY OF BEAUTIFUL CLEMATIS ESPECIALLY GUERNSEY CREAM AND PICOTEE AS THEY WERE BOTH IN FULL FLOWER ,MORE NEWS WE ARE HAVING AN OPEN WEEK AS I TYPE THIS NOTE 5 MORE DAYS LEFT TO SHOP ,SO COME SEE US DOWN AT SHOWELL NURSERY NEAR CHIPPENHAM BEFORE THE EASTER BUNNY SNEAKES THEM AWAY 13TH TO 17TH OF APRIL 10 TO 4 ON THE LAST FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE SLIDING DOORS CLOSE FOR ANOTHER MONTH REGARDS MARCEL

WISLEY SPRING AND VINCENT SQUARE

April 1st, 2017

March comes to an end with a flurry of activity, last weekend we were at wisley spring flower show and we had a cracker we did not stop selling for all 3 days and the two stars of the cast were clematis SORBET and COUNTRY ROSE the public went mad for them with there nodding spiky flowers in shades of white and pale lilac ,and a victorian pink for COUNTRY ROSE,then onto vincent square for our first display of the year and a silver .and as i drove upto london on thursday morning at 2am i saw a hare and as it looked at me i thought maybe it was thinking who`s the mad one here ,anyway Cardiff flower show next week

the first open week of the year

March 19th, 2017

We opened our doors to our customers for the first time this year and we were greeted with a beautiful sunny day and we were busy from the start ,the best sellers were the beautiful deep purple clematis koreana brunette not surprising as all our plants are covered in bud and flower and then all our sollya hetreophylla a lovely evergreen climber native to tasmania which gets covered in miniture blue bells from june to september
and we also sold loads of viticella`s but then we always do and the last star of the show were the armandii clematis which we sold out of on the first day,next week we are of to wisley spring plant fair hope to see you there.

OPEN WEEK MARCH 15TH TO MARCH 19TH

March 12th, 2017

Hello everyone we are having an open week down here on the nursery and we have lots of plants ready for you to buy if you so wish ,what is looking good at the moment are all the alpina`s ,koreana`s and macropetala`s full of bud in an array of colours from the deepest purple in koreana brunette to the purest white in koreana Broughton Bride also looking great is the lovely evergreen clematis Michiko which are dripping in bud which will open to glistening white flowers ,there are plenty of big flowering clematis available aswell and if your tipple is a double
we have the following Charmaine deep ruby red ,Arctic Queen ,ice white Diamanthina deep blue ,and Josephine to name but a few ,Hope to see you all later in the week we are OPEN 10 TO 4 ON ALL 5 DAYS AND REMEMBER WE ARE BASED AT SHOWELL NURSERY BYE FOR NOW , MARCEL

SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER

February 28th, 2017

WELL WANT CAN I SAY ABOUT FEBRUARY, I HAVE BEEN OUT MOST WEEKS GIVING TALKS FROM OXFORD TO WILTSHIRE AND DOWN TO WALES OR ACROSS HOWEVER YOU LOOK AT IT BUT THE ONE THING I KEEP HEARING WE CANT WAIT TO GET OUT IN THE GARDEN ,AND AS FOR IN THE GARDEN THE CLEMATIS HAVE ALL GOT GOING AND THE VITCELLA`S HAVE DECIDED SPRING IS ALREADY HERE ,BACK TO LAST WEEK I GAVE A TALK TO BITTON GARDENING CLUB AND FOR ME IT WAS LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME BECAUSE MY TWO LITTLE GIRLS WENT TO PRE SCHOOL THERE MANY MOONS AGO IN THE VILLAGE HALL ,I USE TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST GIRL FROM THERE MOST LUNCH TIMES , I WOULD OPEN THE DOOR TO THE HALL AND JASMINE WOULD DO A LIITTLE SHIMMY DUCK UNDER MY ARM AND OF SHE WOULD GO HURTLING DOWN THE ROAD WITH ME RUNNING AFTER HER ,SHE WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE TROUBLE, NOW SHE`S SIXTEEN AND STILL IS ,ANYWAY ENOUGH ABOUT THAT WE ARE HAVING OUR FIRST OPEN WEEK OF THE YEAR IN MARCH 15TH TO THE 19TH 10 TO 4 ON ALL 5 DAYS AND WE HAVE LOTS OF PLANTS READY FOR SALE AND OF COURSE COFFEE ,AND LOADS OF NEW VARIETIES OF CLEMATIS NUBIA ,ACROPOLIS,DAIYU AND WONDERFUL TO NAME BUT A FEW ,HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON
Marcel

happy new year

January 20th, 2017

Its the middle of winter ,and it feels like it but down on the nursery things are just starting to show signs of life ,the shoots of a new season are starting to plump up on the viticella clematis ,and on the lovely clematis michiko the flower buds are starting to form and as i look to the far end of the nursery i see the nodding bells of clematis freckles and jingle bells glistening in the january sunshine ,-6 or -7 again tonite maybe stay under the covers for few more weeks. roll on spring wont be long

open weekend 9th to 11th september 2016

September 5th, 2016

we are having our last open weekend of this year ,so come and see us four new varieties of clematis GREEN PASSION A DOUBLE GREEN CLEMATIS , SEA BREEZE A NEW VITICELLA ,PALETTE A BEAUTIFUL PALE TO DARK LILAC REPEAT FLOWERING ONE ,AND THE EXQUISITE ANABELLA A LOVELY VIORNA HYBRID ,HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND

HYDE HALL AND TRACHELOSPERMUM PINK SHOWERS

August 19th, 2016

SO IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AT RHS HYDE HALL ,SO WE THOUGHT WHY NOT LAUNCH TRACHELOSPERMUM PINK SHOWERS ,THIIS IS A VARIETY THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A HILE IN THE UNITED STATES BUT NOT WIDELY OVER HERE OUR DISPLAY PLANT IS FIVE YEARS OLD SIX FOOT HIGH AND COVERED IN PRETTY PINK FLOWERS WITH A DARK YELLOW EYE AND THE SMELL TAKES ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD HUBBA BUBBA BUBBLEGUM THAT LOVELY SWEET SMELL AND AS FOR THE FLOWERING TIME JUNE RIGHT INTO SEPTEMBERR IT JUST KEEPS ON PRODUCING THEM AGAINST LOVELY DARK EVERGREEN FOLIAGE AND EVEN THE DEER DO NOT LIKE IT ,I THINK IT COULD BE A WINNER ,LETS HOPE SO !

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW TEA HOUSE FOR SALE £3,000

July 31st, 2016

are beautiful tea house is for sale ,view pictures to see what you get for your money ,any questions email me @sales@floydsclimbers.c o.uk

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW PART TWO

June 26th, 2016

Many thanks also to Caroline,Mary and Annette ,for the flooring ,and Ian for the Tea Pot