Tel: 020 8500 2690

Chigwell Nursery

HIGH ROAD, CHIGWELL, ESSEX, IG7 5BL

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The Gardener’s Calendar

There’s always a lot to do in the garden, but do you always know when to do it?! Our Gardener’s Calendar offers regular timely gardening advice for everyone - whether you’re a bit of a novice or an experienced gardener, you’ll find our Calendar useful and easy to follow. See this month’s Gardener’s Calendar here

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The Chigwell Nursery

Gardening Club

Over 1200 local gardeners now belong to our Gardening Club! They receive special offers, news of forthcoming events and The Gardener’s Calendar - our regular email packed full of seasonal gardening advice.  Join us and become a member for free now!

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Chigwell Nursery greatly appreciates the help of the companies who have supplied some of the images on this website, including Hillier’s Nurseries, Farplants, David Austin Roses, the BTO, The Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company, Gardman, Bridgman, Stonemarket, Apta, Woodlodge, Kellkay, Taylor’s Bulbs & Grange Fencing.

Opening Hours


Monday-Saturday

8:00 - 5:00


Sunday

8:30 - 12:30

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BUXUS CATERPILLAR

There is a large problem in our area with Buxux caterpillar, which can reduce any Buxus to a skeleton almost overnight. Thius has resulted in the loss of many Buxus balls, pyramids and hedges recently, causing understandable distress. If you have Buxus we recommend treating with Bug Clear Ultra, which will give systemmic protection to your plant. If your Buxus is already affected, it's still worth spraying, however it seems that once the caterpillar takes hold it is very difficult to get under control. In the meantime, we are sourcing alternative plants to replace affected Buxus. Lonicera nitida is one option, but our prefernce is for Taxus baccta (yew), which makes a fabulous dark green, glossy-leafed hedge. It will grow happily in sun or shade and can be clipped into perfect balls and pyramids. At £3.99 the small Taxus hedging plants are the same price as the Buxus. We will be stocking an increasingly large selection of shaped Taxus as they become available, and hope you will find them a good alternative to Buxus if yours are unlucky enough to be affected.