are delighted to be able to offer a range of cell grown plants.
Cell grown plants are a little more expensive than bare root field
grown stock but they have the great advantage of having been raised
in small containers (or cells/plugs), filled with a growing medium. The
cells have been designed specially to prevent the root spiralling
and to promote fibrous root growth. This method of production has
been developed by a specialist nursery in Britain and most of the
seed used is from native plants and we are pleased to be able to
offer their excellent stock to you.
The bare root stock we have offered over the last fifty years is
of excellent quality but, by its nature, transplanting involves
a shock to the growth of plants which takes time to recover. With
the cell grown stock the root system remains intact, and the fine
fibrous feeding roots are sent out with the plant enabling rapid
establishment once planted out. If the plants are cared for properly
after planting the success rate is very high, thus eliminating replacing
the plants we are offering in cells are generally slightly smaller
than those offered bare root, because of their method of growth
in the cell they establish faster and will often catch up or even
overtake the size of bare root stock. They also have the great advantage
that they can be planted out when not dormant thus allowing all
year round planting. This means that you can choose the time to
plant when the weather is pleasant or when it is convenient to you.
Watering of any newly planted stock is very important whether it
is bare root stock or cell grown,
The root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae (a
symbiotic fungus which enhances the absorption of nutrients by the
feeding root hairs) and added fertiliser. We would recommend using RootGrow when planting but if the soil is in reasonable condition extra fertiliser is not necessary when planting. However, if the soil is lacking nutrients bonemeal or similar fertiliser should be added.
The uniform compact size
of the cell grown plants makes planting considerably easier than
the planting of bare-root stock as the roots are often long and
straggly and need a large hole.
Available in bundles of 10 cells (plugs) - shown as Cg in the catalogue listing.
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