Nursery production

We aim to grow a healthy plant that is sure to perform in your garden. We believe that a clean nursery is essential for plant health, and many people comment on how clean our nursery is. The nursery is inspected by DEFRA Plant Health about 4 times per year to ensure that all our plants are healthy and free from notifiable diseases. Wherever possible we use organic practices and have reduced our chemical usage to just a few sprays per year. We use fresh brewed compost tea, plant tonics, organic fertilizers, peat reduced composts, garlic, seaweed and soapy sprays to grow healthy plants that will perform in your garden. Our potting programme is for more than 100,000 pots per year, so we are highly mechanised with automatic irrigation, mixing machines, potting machines and electric buggies to move plants around. There are usually about 4 staff on the nursery, with more in summer. 

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Millais Nurseries aerial picture
Millais Nurseries aerial picture
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Rooting cuttings
Rooting cuttings
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Meyer potting machine and big bale breaker
Meyer potting machine and big bale breaker
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A rare sight! A tunnel full of rare 3 litre species rhododendrons
A rare sight! A tunnel full of rare 3 litre species rhododendrons
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Colourful dwarf rhododendrons on the nursery
Colourful dwarf rhododendrons on the nursery
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Specimen plants up to 120cm in size
Specimen plants up to 120cm in size
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Colourful specimen sized plants
Colourful specimen sized plants
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Compost tea brewer
Compost tea brewer
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Organic plant sprays
Organic plant sprays
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