We are welcoming several new plant nurseries to the HOLME PIERREPONT PLANT FAIR this coming Sunday, 24 March including this wonderfully named nursery – Giddy Kippers Plants.
Jo Storr and Barry Underdown have always loved plants and it seems that plants brought them together.
They actually met over a gardening book at their place of work. They originally started growing plants for themselves, their families and then friends and their expertise spread and word spread and suddenly they had lots of people asking them for plants. In the end they decided they should give it a go.
As they are giddy about growing that seemed to be a great name for their business so GIDDY KIPPERS PLANTS was born! Great name Jo and Barry.
They grow a variety of perennials, a few annuals, vegetables and herbs – all locally to where they live in South Yorkshire. They are a vibrant couple, eager to share their knowledge and passion and they now offer a garden design and planting advice service. I do hope you will make them welcome at the fair.
Other new nurseries include Plant Wild – Lindsay Lister – grows British native wildflowers for meadow, woodland, cottage garden and wetland areas, with UK native spring bulbs. All sold in 9cm pots and grown in peat free compost. She also offers wild bird feeders too.
Joanne Williamson from SEEDS TO SOW is another new stand, selling all things seeds from vegetables, flower, herb, chilli seeds and she will also be bringing some rather special gardening tools and garden gifts with her (perfect for Mother’s Day).
In all there will be 16 plant specialists attending including Ashdale Nursery, Cooper’s Nurseries, Linda Scott Hardy Plants, Plant Wild, Piecemeal Plants, Ruth Hall, Seeds to Sow, Ribblesdale Nurseries, Plantazia, Bridge Farm Plants, Hempholme Plants, The Herb Nursery, Stannard Plants, Bright & Beautiful, North Staffordshire Hostas, and of course Giddy Kipper Plants.
Some interesting garden accessories will be joining us too – the wonderful Tambrath Welding Co with obelisks, arches, seats and hanging baskets, Upcycl Ed who brings amazing fire pits and barbecues all made from … you guessed it, recycled metal and new to Flower Power is Amorosa who attends most of the big shows, selling plant supports, interesting recycled items and obelisks.
As always BRING CASH to avoid disappointment as many of the smaller stands do not have card facilities and to save on plastic, consider bringing your own bags too. The weather forecast is …. sunny intervals, fine with a slight breeze – perfect for visiting a plant fair and exploring the wonderful spring gardens.
We open at 11am. Free parking. Children free. Admission £4.00 (gardens, grounds and plant fair) and you can now BUY YOUR TICKETS ON LINE at www.holmepierreponthall.co.uk