Welcome to Seaside Plants
Plants offered on this site are propagated and grown on our small family nursery.
Coastal areas have requirements of their own, they can suffer from salt laden air, howling gales, very high light levels and in some cases shallow dry soils over shale or rocks.
Creating a shelter belt - Although coastal conditions can often seem harsh and unforgiving, by planting a tough outer belt of salt and wind tolerant shrubs and trees it is possible to provide protection for many other plants including quite exotic and tender species.
Coastal conditions are warmer due to the influence of the sea, which keeps the temperature up; as the sea temperatures tend to be warmer than the land.
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Care of Young Plants Throughout Winter Months
Plants dispatched at this time of the year should ideally be given some protection. Putting young plants, i.e. grown in 9cm pots straight into the garden might be hard for them. This of course depends on your knowledge of particular climatic conditions in your area. If you are not sure what would be best simply pot on your young plant in well drained and not too rich compost, keep sparingly watered and leave in a sheltered spot where the pot doesn’t get frozen or in a well ventilated porch/greenhouse. Use a 2-litre pot – approx 16cm (6”) diameter.