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2016 Catalogue.

By Sharon Lowndes | 28/08/2015

Fairweather’s 2016 Catalogue now available Are new 2016 catalogue is now available. All copies have been posted to our mailing list. If you have not received your copy yet then please contact One of the more unusual ways to deliver a catalogue was when Patrick visited on of our French customers. Off the coast…

Lupinus Rachel de Thame from Fairweathers Nursery

West Country Lupin Range

By Sharon Lowndes | 29/04/2015

Great new additions to West Country Lupin range at Fairweather’s West Country Lupins Lupins hadn’t changed much since the introduction of the Russell hybrids back in 1939. Then in 1996 Sarah Conibear from West Country Nursery saw a Channel 4 programme called ‘Bloom’ which featured Lupins and this inspired her to select the best forms and…

Where are nurseries going?

By Sharon Lowndes | 27/03/2015

Patrick Fairweather’s article from newPlantsandFlowers and Fairweather’s Newsletter. “Where are nurseries going?”, asks Patrick Fairweather of UK based Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery rhetorically in a recent mailing. He notes that during the last 2 years significant changes in the supply of young plants to our customers have been seen. “Large growers are been squeezed on price…

Sometimes less is more!

By Sharon Lowndes | 05/03/2015

Vinca Ralph Shugart             Vinca Ralph Shugart is one of the best lesser periwinkles that you can buy. Flowering from spring into summer , a great ground cover, evergreen and fully hardy. It grows in sun or part shade and in most soils. What more could you want from a plant! Ralph Shugart is available as 9cm now. Please…

Lets Twist and shout!

By Sharon Lowndes | 25/02/2015

Agapanthus Twister Agapanthus ‘Twister’ is deciduous, hardy and bi-colour. It’s a great addition to any Agapanthus range or as a stand-alone product. Bred by Andy de Wet in South Africa, this unique Agapanthus is the first to market that is deciduous and bi-colour. Twister has big, full, prolific, bright flowers and its hardiness means it…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

By Sharon Lowndes | 19/12/2014

Merry Christmas from all the team at Fairweather’s

Apprentice of the month

By Sharon Lowndes | 17/12/2014

Well done to Drew We are very please that Drew has been awarded Apprentice of the Month for November. Drew started his Apprenticeship in September  and attends Sparsholt College one day a week.  Drew is looking forward to spending time in each department on the nursery during the new season ahead.

Agapanthus 'Snow Pixie'

How to grow Agapanthus

By Shaun Bowen | 07/11/2014

These tips will help you keep your Agapanthus plants looking great. Planting in the Garden – Agapanthus thrive in well-drained soil, in a sunny site that receives sun for most of the day. In heavy soils, mix in grit when planting to improve drainage, otherwise follow the instructions on the reverse of the label. Dwarf…

Saints Foundation Logo

Fairweather’s and the Saints Foundation

By Shaun Bowen | 23/08/2014

Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery has been helping provide employment opportunities for young adults. See how the Saints Foundation programme has helped participant Drew Mainwaring get on the employment ladder at our wholesale Nursery: From the Saints Foundation website: Southampton Football Club embraces its role within the community and is committed to ensuring the power of football…

Trollius dancing Flame

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2014

By Sharon Lowndes | 23/05/2014

Top Twenty Plants of RHS Chelsea Flower Show From over fifty entries into the  RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition we were delighted to have  one of our own selections shortlisted into the top 20. We will be adding this and 2 other shortlisted plants to our range in the near future. Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’ This show…