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Plants arrived well packed and in excellent condition. Have grown excellently since planted, very very pleased with Victoriana and will certainly use again.
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Here's an insight into what been going on recently (and not so recently) at Victoriana...

Spring Hasn't Quite Sprung! Posted: 19/03/2018
Over half way through March and Spring hasn't quite sprung. Meantime here at the nursery we are more than busy! More...

The Mad Rush Begins! Posted: 05/02/2018
As the prop beds start to heave under the strain, our production schedule winds itself up to full tilt - the madness has begun! More...

Blown Into The New Year Posted: 04/01/2018
After a wet and windy start to the year, we're back to work at Victoriana and starting to think of sowing and propagation - but not being in too much of a hurry! More...

A Proper Autumn! Posted: 13/11/2017
Frosty starts and bright sunny days make it easy for us to crack on with our Autumn liftings - elsewhere the tidy up continues! More...

The Autumn Tidy Up Starts Posted: 13/10/2017
As we all recover from another fantastic Chilli Fest it's time to turn our attentions to tidying up and preparing for the onslaught of Autumn. More...

A Surprisingly Early Autumn? Posted: 04/09/2017
Autumn arrives earlier than we expected - and we start to prepare for Chilli Fest. More...

A Change In The Weather Posted: 03/08/2017
After the heat of late June and July, Winter seems to have arrived just a little early this year! As we try to keep on top of the mountain of fresh produce we start our Autumn propagation. More...

Recovering From The Scorcher Posted: 11/07/2017
After the scorching weather at the end of June, we make the most of the cooler weather and get on with a jolly good tidy up. More...

June Already Posted: 05/06/2017
After a manic few months, we finally get a little bit of time to make a start in our own garden - and do a little bit of catch-up. More...

Flat Out In April Posted: 04/04/2017
April already - where is the year going? With a lovely dry start to the month, Spring is most certainly with us - and we crash on with trying to keep up! More...

Farewell To The Fuchsia Lady Posted: 10/02/2017
With sadness, we announce the passing of Joan Shirley - co founder of Victoriana, Mum, Nanny, the Fuchsia Lady. More...

The January Rush Begins Posted: 05/01/2017
A new year and a new start to the gardening season. Time to start thinking about planting and sowings to make sure we don't end up behind before we know it! More...

Finally A Frosty Autumn Posted: 01/12/2016
For the first time in a few years the frosts come early and we get a proper Autumn! On the nursery the growing cycle continues as we slowly creep to the New Year. More...

Autumn - At Last! Posted: 13/10/2016
After Summer extending itself gloriously into September, Autumn finally arrives, but thankfully just about holds out for our Chilli Fest! More...

Nearly Chilli Fest! Posted: 26/09/2016
After a busy early September, everyones attention at the nursery is drawn to preparing for our forthcoming Challock Chilli Fest. More...

From Disaster To Bumper - In Just a Month! Posted: 04/08/2016
After a year of wondering if the weather ever was going to cheer up, and whether our plants were going catch up - let alone produce anything - July arrived and disaster became bumper! More...

Not So Flaming June Posted: 08/06/2016
After a cold, wet and grim May, June finally breaks for a few moments - and we get a chance to start the big catch up! More...

April Is No Joke! Posted: 12/04/2016
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Spring Is On Its Way Posted: 14/03/2016
The crazy month of March has arrived. After Winter in a week the weather improves to give us near perfect growing conditions of bright sunshine by day and cold by night. More...

Will The Wind Just Please Blow Away Posted: 20/01/2016
Having been blown from January into February we take some time out of potting to do a little bit of mending. More...

A Wet & Windy Start! Posted: 08/01/2016
After a wet, windy and grotty December, 2016 arrives in a similar vein. Time to think about the year ahead - but time also time to exercise patience. More...

The End Of A Busy Year Posted: 24/12/2015
After a more than busy year we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More...

Autumn - Well Perhaps, Maybe... Posted: 02/11/2015
After a grotty and wet October, November arrives in a blaze of sun - and we start to wonder if the Autumn will ever arrive! More...

Autumn Arrives Early Posted: 13/09/2015
With a wet and chilly start, Autumn arrives early. More...

Chasing Our Tails Posted: 17/07/2015
After a more than mad few months, on some days we still feel like we're chasing our tails to catch up - but thankfully we now think we're wining more days than losing. More...

Mad May! Posted: 14/05/2015
April disappeared as fast as it arrived! And now nearly half way through May we get a few moments to put together a clip of what is going on around the nursery. More...

No April Showers! Posted: 17/04/2015
The busy month of April is with us and we are more than flat out! More...

The Perfect End To Winter Posted: 07/03/2015
With frosty nights and bright sunny days, the beginning of March seems to be just about as perfect as it can be for us here at the nursery - and we are making the most of it! More...

February - And Flat Out Posted: 05/02/2015
With the first month of the year already behind us, we finally get some decent Winter frosts. Meanwhile we're flat out busy as plant production at the nursery hots up! More...

2015 - Happy New Year Posted: 19/01/2015
2015 gets off to a wet and windy start. Meantime at the nursery thoughts turn to the busy season ahead as we install new prop beds. More...

Jack Frost Finally Turns Up Posted: 11/12/2014
A week into December and we finally get a decent frost! A busy time on the nursery as we finish off our pre-Christmas dispatches - and time to thank our customers for all their custom. More...

Wet & Mild Posted: 14/11/2014
With it being so mild, November has somewhat crept up on us. Then as we realised it was time for lifting the heavens opened and turned the ground to gloop! More...

A Soggy Start To Autumn... Posted: 17/10/2014
After a soggy start to the Autumn we finally get some dry days and are able to get out and get on outside. And with Autumn on us already we have much catching up to do. More...

Hotting Up For Chilli Fest Posted: 11/09/2014
With Autumn seemingly wanting to come early this year, we're busy preparing for our Chilli Fest - and also busy clearing area for new planting schemes. More...

A Change In The Weather Posted: 11/08/2014
After a hot and dry July, we're pleased to see cooler temperatures and rain - but not so pleased to have the high winds! More...

Catching Our Breath... Posted: 11/07/2014
After a busy season, we catch our breath for a moment - and start to plan for a busy Autumn! More...

Finally Catching Up! Posted: 14/06/2014
After a more than busy few months, we finally have time to draw breath and start the catch up of jobs around the nursery! More...

May... Or March? Posted: 08/05/2014
With more frosts in the first week of May than we had in January, we ponder what has happened to Spring - and crack on with all that needs to be done! More...

Which Way To Turn? Posted: 02/04/2014
April and the weather has turned warm and dry, meaning we're flat out in every direction at Victoriana - but what should we do first! More...

Finally... A Change In The Weather! Posted: 05/03/2014
The beginning of March and finally the weather seems to have turned! Some frost would be more than welcome - but we're happy with what we've got! More...

No Sign Of A Drought Posted: 06/02/2014
With no sign of let up from the wind and rain, we keep our chin up and start gearing up for the Spring! And ream of drier days! More...

In Like A Lion Posted: 08/01/2014
Not the best start to the New Year, but never the less here at Victoriana we're filled with enthusiasm for the year ahead! More...

Is Winter On Its Way? Posted: 10/12/2013
Nearly mid-way through December and it is still so mild. A busy time on the nursery as our bare root dispatches continue - and we plan for the New Year. More...

November Already - Oops! Posted: 01/11/2013
After a more than busy October, that ended somewhat breezily, November is here and we start our Autumn liftings - and enjoy the first of the Autumn crops! More...

Creeping Into Autumn Posted: 05/09/2013
After a warm August, we're just a little bit surprised it's September already - but September it is, and Autumn creeps in with cooler mornings and evenings. More...

More Than A Little Warm... Posted: 02/08/2013
The weather broke in early July, and now its time to reap the benefits of all that effort spent earlier in the garden! It also just goes to prove nature catches up. More...

Catching Up - And Celebrating! Posted: 02/07/2013
July 2013, and not only are we celebrating finally getting on top of jobs, we're also celebrating our 50th anniversary! More...

Spring Arrives... Just In Time! Posted: 04/06/2013
Thankfully the weather finally changes to something more seasonal - and everywhere things leap into growth! Meantime we continue to catch up. More...

As Busy As The Bees Posted: 06/05/2013
The weather has broken and at Victoriana everyone is working flat out to catch up and keep on top! A busy start to the month with so much to do! More...

A Positive Outlook Posted: 05/04/2013
Despite the dreadful March and first few days of April, a busy time at Victoriana and a time to remain upbeat and positive - with plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. More...

Some Welcome Sunshine! Posted: 05/03/2013
After a dreadful February, March starts with good promise - and there is so much going on around the nursery we don't know which way to turn! More...

Whilst The Sun Shines... Posted: 04/02/2013
A break in the weather at last - and a chance to get on with jobs left over from last year - before this year's jobs get on top of us. It's all go at Victoriana in February. More...

A New Year - & So Much To Do Already! Posted: 09/01/2013
Such a busy time of year and so very easy to get behind before we know it! And the continued damp and wet weather doesn't help either! More...

A Perfect Start To The New Year Posted: 01/01/2013
1st January 2013 - the sun is shining, its dry and there is no wind. The perfect start to a New Year. More...

A Welcome Cold Snap - Or Not? - Victoriana's 2012 Update Posted: 05/12/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for December 2012. After the awful November we've had - some welcome cold and dry weather starts the month. More...

A Break In The Weather Posted: 03/11/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for November 2012. Finally the weather becomes more settled and seasonal, so time to catch up a little. More...

Time To Slow - Or Perhaps Not Posted: 04/10/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for October 2012. As Autumn approaches it is time for a big tidy up - and to start judging pumpkin competitions! More...

Welcome Friends Old & New Posted: 17/09/2012
A second update for September 2012 from Victoriana. Its been a struggle, we're a day or two late - but welcome to our new web site! More...

A Busy Start To The Month Posted: 01/09/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for September 2012 - and Stephen explains how we're all to busy to do long clips as we prepare for our new website launch! More...

August Or April? Posted: 01/08/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for August 2012 - and despite the weather progress on the nursery has been good. More...

When The Wind Blows! Posted: 01/07/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for July 2012 - and at the nursery the weather continues to play havoc with the growing season. More...

Flaming June? - We Don't Think So! Posted: 01/06/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for June 2012. With the cold weather continuing everyone on the nursery works to the motto of "do the best you can". More...

Will Spring Spring? Posted: 01/05/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for May 2012. Grotty weather, a busy season and happy news about a successful operation and a wedding in the 'family'. More...

Crawling Into Spring Posted: 01/04/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for April 2012. After a warm March, cold night temperatures return - and a busy production schedule the vegetable garden falls behind. More...

Spring Has Nearly Sprung! Posted: 01/03/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for March 2012. The weather is warming up, light conditions improving and it is all stations go! More...

A Welcome Cold Snap Posted: 01/02/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for February 2012. Despite the unseasonally warm weather having made it easy to get on, the cold snap is very welcome. More...

2012 - Happy New Year Posted: 01/01/2012
Victoriana's monthly update for January 2012. Welcome to a wet, windy and unseasonally warm New Year - and already we're behind with sowing the onions! More...

Time For A Rest Posted: 01/12/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for December 2011. Time for reflection on the year that has nearly passed - and what a year it has been! More...

An Early Autumn Posted: 01/11/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for November 2011. A cold snap at the end of October brings Autumn early - yet the warm ground makes for a perfect planting season. More...

Relax - The Harvest Is In! Posted: 01/10/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for October 2011. Looking forward to the Autumn, the weather is yet to break - and its nearly Pumpkin time of year! More...

The First Sniff Of Autumn! Posted: 01/09/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for September 2011. Autumn is in the air and we get to enjoy a plethora of fruit and veg! More...

The Bees Settle In Posted: 20/08/2011
An update on how the the bees are settling in - and how the hive is progressing. More...

Time To Feast! Posted: 02/08/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for August 2011. Over halfway through the year and the vegetable garden is producing so much its a struggle to eat it all. More...

The Bees Arrive! Posted: 01/08/2011
A short video clip on the bees arriving at Victoriana. More...

A Sad Day Posted: 22/07/2011
22 July 2011 - a day that will stay in our minds for all time as we had to say goodbye to our very very much loved Polar Bear. More...

Phew, What A Scorcher - Or Not? Posted: 01/07/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for July 2011. The warm weather of June means the weeds have overtaken us - but the veg garden is flourishing too. More...

A Glimmer Of Summer Posted: 01/06/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for June 2011. As Spring slips into (a not very warm) Summer its time to satrt catching up on jobs. More...

Whilst The Wind Blows Posted: 01/05/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for May 2011. After a warm April we rush to get all out bare root stock planted and struggle with plants growing too quickly! More...

Spring Has Sprung Posted: 01/04/2011
Victoriana's monthly update for April 2011. Lots going on at the nursery with our 'new' veg tunnel going up and production in full swing. More...