Monday, 23 April 2012

In the beginning...

Today marks a new chapter of my life. Not that I have decided to join the 21st century and start a blog! But setting out on a new journey to start our plant nursery.

It has been in the pipeline for a good few years now. I started out in horticulture 6 years ago at the tender age of 21 after gaining an apprenticeship with a local landscaping company. My horticultural journey has evolved in many ways since then. I went to Sparsholt College to gain a qualification in horticulture which was a good start from which to progress and develop.

After working for different gardening company's all over the south of England my passion for plants was developing and I knew I had to follow my dream of starting a nursery.
I gained a keen interest in naturalistic planting styles and observing plants in their natural habitats. Influenced by the work of great plantsman like Piet Oudolf, Noel Kingsbury and Neil Lucas I knew I was on the right track.

After months of searching we found a perfect site for Blooming Wild nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of North Dorset. We are renting a plot of land in an existing plant nursery, which has the added bonus of having two natural water sources.

We have done a lot of clearing work already and are looking forward to carrying on. This is our year to set up the nursery so we can have a full growing season next year.

This blog will be a place for us to share our experiences of setting up our business. We are expecting many highs and lows! Watch this space........

Here is a few pics to show you what we have been up to.

After a lot of elbow grease we got the site cleared.

Much more work to be done!


  1. Wow - what a fabulous site and a fantastic job you have done clearing it.
    Good luck with your new venture.

  2. Hi Karen, thanks very much. We're really looking forward to getting the groundwork finished so we can surround ourselves with the plants we love!