I drove to Acorn (MK) Nurseries this morning to choose and collect some well established ‘Red Robin’ shrubs for a customer.
On the way back I popped into Alban Hill Nurseries , a few minutes apart, to see what spring plants were available. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafted my way.
In the words of Oscar Wilde, “I can resist anything but temptation”…
By the way, I thoroughly recommend both nurseries. Acorn Nurseries is much larger and has more choice, however, there are no facilities to speak of and that is reflected in the prices. On average they are pretty much 50% less than what you would pay in a garden centre for the same plant. Alban Hill is smaller and not as cheap but it does have a lovely coffee shop which serves food too.