Olivers Nurseries
Maldon Road
Witham
Essex
CM8 3HY
© Olivers Nurseries 2017
Telephone
01376 513239
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
News
28th May 2017 ....

Olivers Own decorative hanging baskets are packed full of glorious trailing plants around a central upright geranium or begonia, to make the exterior of your home look fabulous all summer long. Deadhead regularly to encourage new flowers to open, water well, particularly during dry, windy spells, and feed with Tomorite weekly for the best displays. Choose from our ready-made selection or we will make baskets to your own personal order.

Looking superb at the moment are Olivers Own delightful dahlias. Perfect for patio pots and borders, they are happiest in a sunny, well-drained spot. Compact and bushy with big, beautiful double flowers providing colour all summer and autumn, dahlias also make lovely cut flowers. Tubers can be overwintered and last for years if protected from frost.

A shopping bag with a difference, such a clever design! The handles are part of the animal pictured on the bag, with the giraffe's neck becoming the handles. Fun shoppers available with other animals including cats, elephants and flamingos.

Pick Your Own and Maize Maze update:-
- We have just finished planting the last of the table top strawberries, variety 'Elsanta', and expect to open for picking from mid-June, until the end of July and into August. Can't wait!
- The maize is growing really well, the best ever, and we are marking out the path with GPS and canes this Friday, looking forward to an a-maze-ing summer!
4th June 2017 ....

Pick Your Own Strawberries now open!  From this weekend our delicious table top Pick Your Own strawberries are ready for picking. Irresistibly scrummy on their own, with cream, on cheesecake, made into jam, the choice is yours! Open from Saturday every day, come along, bring the family! Open 9 until 5 Monday to Saturday and 10 until 4 on Sunday. Last entry to Pick Your Own half an hour before we close. We look forward to seeing you!

With the recent hot, dry weather we highly recommend two plants that love the sun, gazania and arctotis.  Gazanias are also known as Treasure Flowers, opening their strikingly beautiful bold red and yellow daisy-like flowers to the sun all summer long.  Arctotis, or African Daisies, have fabulous pink or fiery, almost fluorescent, orange flowers rising above silvery foliage from June to the first frosts.  Quite drought tolerant once well established. Ideal for containers and borders. Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.

New metal lighthouse lantern with vintage style bulb now available in our outdoor living section. Perfect for use indoors and outdoors, with a weatherproof battery box and warm white LED. Timer included, can also be operated manually.
20th June 2017 ....

It's coming! It's what you've all been waiting for...the grand opening of our marvellous Maize Maze! The maze is the best it's ever looked, the paths are made and rolled ready to walk, we just need the maize to grow a little bit more.
In mid-July, just before the schools break for the summer holidays, we open the Maze and Fun Field. Come and try the various fun activities, or just relax with a picnic in the shade area after walking the Maze. Refreshments available from the Snack Shack, or visit The Strawberry Tearoom to round off your day with coffee and home-made cake.

Pick Your Own
The strawberries are ripe, delicious and abundant. We hope to be picking right into August. It's so easy from the new table top system, no bending down to pick from the ground, simply walk along the rows picking as you go, and the children can reach up and pick ripe fruits hanging from the table tops.  Raspberries will soon be ready, about another 10 days or so and they'll be ripe too. The lovely sunny weather we've had this year has aided ripening and sweetening of soft fruits.  The Pick Your Own area is situated next to the Maize Maze and Strawberry Tearoom, all on one site for your ease and enjoyment.

Extremely fragrant rose Arthur Bell 'Golden Bouquet' is absolutely irresistible. We're on our second delivery as they just fly off the shelves. Their gorgeous scent fills the polytunnel, causing all to comment on the wonderful fragrance as they pass by. Beautiful, tight red and gold buds open to golden double blooms, fading to pale yellow. Repeat flowers right through to winter, with healthy rich green foliage. Get yours now, while stocks last.
26th June 2017 ....

Olivers own amazing hanging baskets come in a range of colourful combinations, pictured here is a mix of Calibrachoas in blue, red and yellow.  Come and browse the beautiful selection we have to offer.

At this time of year gardeners are busy, clearing weeds, dead heading around the garden, pruning over grown hedges and general tidying.  This brightly coloured plastic wheelbarrow will come in handy to complete these tasks. Metal wheelbarrows are also available.