Welcome to Daleside Nurseries...
We have over 500 varieties of Perennials to choose from.
A rose for every occasion.

April .....

Now the daylight hours are getting longer, and the weather, hopefully warmer, it is time to venture out into the garden. Check plant and tree stakes are firmly in the ground. Make sure tools and lawnmowers are clean, sharp and serviced. Walk round the garden and plan or make a list of jobs to do for the coming months.

Plant of the Month..... Magnolia

leonard messelMagnolias are the true aristocrats of the tree and shrub world. Most are deciduous and produce spectacular displays of goblet or star-shaped flowers in spring before their leaves have emerged. An evergreen form, M. grandiflora, will flower intermittently throughout the summer and into autumn. Some smaller growing types, such as M. stellata, will happily grow in a container for many years. Magnolias are relatively trouble-free to grow. They respond well to rich living and generally these requirements are easily met; a good, moist, humus-rich, but well-drained soil that’s not too thin or too chalky. For alkaline soils try M. stellata, M. x leobneri, M. wilsonii or M. seiboldii. Plant in a sunny or semi-shaded position and mulch annually with composted bark and for the early flowering species, provide some protection from spring frosts. Pruning requirements are minimal and best done immediately after flowering. It is only required when the plants are young in order to give them shape or to thin congested branches on old specimens. 

Sweet Peas.....

Just 3 of the 13 varieties of Sweet Peas we will have to offer this year.....


Valerie Harrod - Well scented Spencer type of coral pink blooms on cream. Very elegant large flowers which make for a striking bloom.




Kings Hi Scent - Cream centred flowers with violet edges. One of the most fragrant sweet peas.




Charlies Angel - Blue flowers, overlaid with lavender. Strong fragrance.



We have doubled the size of the Rose area, giving us much needed space to show you our wide range of varieties. They have all been potted into containers, ready for Spring and Summer. Its an ideal to buy them when they are in flower as you can see their colours. The extra cost is rewarded by having our professional compost that they are grown in, a benefit especially when they are being planted in old or existing rosebeds.


Pompanella (Floribunda) - Medium pink, slight fragrance. Plant in sun in a well-drained fertile soil.

HEIGHT: 90cm.  SPREAD: 50cm.



Memories... Award winning Dianthus. Absolutely beautiful! Compact plant with outstanding spicy fragrance. Whetman Pinks version of the famous 'Mrs Siskins' introduced in 1863. Flowers repeatedly during April and September. Highly fragrant. 

HEIGHT: 28cm. 


Dianthus Doris - One of the best known Garden Pinks. Pale pink semi-double blooms with a carmine ring. Free flowering and an excellent garden plant and cut flower.

HEIGHT: 35cm. 

Trees, Shrubs and Perennials..... 

Choose from over 170 varieties of trees, 170 varieties of hardy perennials and over 300 shrubs....

betula costata daleside                

Betula costata Daleside - A beautiful deciduous tree with creamy white bark, that peels in large flakes. Rich golden leaf colour in autumn. Suits all soils and aspects.  



Synthyris missurica stellata - Spikes of dark violet-blue flowers adorn this hardy perennial during late spring. Clump-forming, hardy perennial. Moist, well-drained soil in full or partial shade.

HEIGHT: 15-25cm. 


Chaenomeles x superba Crimson & Gold - A dense shrub of blood-red flowers with gold anthers during early spring. Sun or semi-shade in good soil.

HEIGHT: 1.5m. SPREAD: 1.5m. 

What else is happening at the nursery.....

                Tomato Plants - Several varieties are ready now, but further varieties available soon.
                Erica Carnea - A nice range of heathers are available, use to add instant colour to your garden.
                Hanging Baskets - We have just delivered Bettys handmade hanging baskets. We can make you hanging baskets to your specific requirements or have a great selection ready to take away.

Antirrhinum 'Liberty Classic' - Very attractive, semi-double flowers on compact plants. Ideal for containers and pots.

HEIGHT: 25-30cm. 



Jobs for April..... 

  • Control weeds, before they get established.
  • If the conditions are good, start to feed lawns.
  • Feed trees, shrubs and roses with a quality general pupose fertiliser such as Vitax Q4.
  • Repot plants that are showing signs of being pot-bound.
  • Keep a close eye on any pests and diseases, they can quickly get out of hand during mild spells.
  • Plant potatoes.
  • Tie in climbing plants such as roses, clematis and honeysuckle.

For a more extensive list of gardening advice, have a look at the Daleside Garden Calendar for hints and tips, on what you could be doing in the garden at this time of year.  We regularly update the calendar with details of activities for the coming months.


Availability Lists - Regularly updated lists showing all the plants & trees we have in stock.  
It is well worth viewing our online Gallery, for anyone who appreciates the beauty of plants and flowers. All the photographs are taken by our in-house photographer and are available to purchase.  

Product Availability Lists

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