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November 2020 Update | We are back to our regular spring trading hours of 10am to 3pm – seven days a week. We are continuing to maintain the appropriate operating procedures in the nursery to comply with current COVID-19 distancing and hygiene regulations.

  IN THE NURSERY | Roses in blossom | MORE

  SPRING FLOWERING | Beautiful Hybrid Clematis | MORE

NOVEMBER HOURS | 10am to 3pm – seven days a week. Keith.

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The nursery stocks a unique range of quality plants for all gardens. Each season sees a new range of colours and inspirations in the nursery and Keith ans Desiree posess the horticultural expertise to make sure the right plant finds the right place in the right garden. Tilba Nursery is particularly renowned for its range of cottage and perennial plants – including many rare and seldom grown varieties. This range of quality of plants, sourced from the best specialist growers, sees cottage garden enthusiasts from all parts of NSW (and even interstate) regularly visiting to track down plants simply not available anywhere else.

Bees are really enjoying the Agastache ‘Royal Scepter’ currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #inthenursery #spring #perennials #agastache
Antirrhinum hispanicum ‘Trailing Pink’ - compact, trailing snapdragon featuring large pink flowers. Currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #inthenursery #perennials #spring #snapdragons
The delicate Epimedium 'Flowers of Sulphur' currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #inthenursery #perennials #spring #epimedium
We have a new batch of grafted eremophilas in the nursery this week - including the stunning 'Pink Pantha'! This new hybrid (E. glabra x E. nivea) features soft, grey foliage and bright pink flowers. Keith. #inthenursery #nativeplants #eremophila #spring
Osteospermum '3D Violet Berry' - currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #inthenursery #perrenials #spring
Clematis 'Lasurstern' blooming in the nursery - just one of our spring collection of hybrid Clematis currently in bud or flowering. Keith. #inthenursery #clematis #spring
Daisies are putting on a show in the nursery at the moment. We have a big range of colours and forms in stock and more arriving this week. Keith #inthenursery #perennials #spring #daisies
Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' - currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #daisies #spring #inthenursery #perennials
We currently have a good collection of grafted flowering gums - (Corymbia / Eucalyptus ficifolia and hybrids) in the nursery - with some plants already starting to flower. Varieties in stock include 'Summer Red' (pictured), 'Summer Beauty' and 'Wild Fires'. These hardy, grafted plants put on a vibrant floral display in spring / summer and make a stunning feature in any garden. Keith. #inthenursery #nativeplants #graftedgums #corymbia #eucalyptus
Mammillaria zeilmanniana (Rose Pincushion Cactus) is a low-growing cactus which features a striking combination of soft white spines and sharp brown spines with hooks - plus attractive pink flowers in spring. Currently starting to flower in the shop. Keith #intheshop #inthenursery #cacti #cactus
Prunus cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ features the attractive dark foliage this species is renowned for - but has an upright, narrow habit which makes it a great option for smaller gardens or tight spaces. Foliage is reddish-bronze when young before maturing into darker shades. Spring flowers are initially white before changing to a pale pink with pink/red stamens. Currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #inthenursery #trees #spring #prunus
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' is a hardy shrub with distinctive foliage which changes colour across the seasons. Spikes of cream, lime and green flowers also appear from late winter through spring. Does well in coastal plantings. In stock and flowering now. Keith. #inthenursery #euphorbia #foliage #spring
Epimedium ‘Merlin’ flowering in the nursery. This compact perennial features delicate purplish flowers and deep red young foliage. In stock now - a great option for a shady spot in the garden. Keith. #inthenursery #perennials #epimedium #spring

Apart from cottage plants and perennials the nursery also carries an extensive range of Australian natives (many unusual or rare), cacti and succulents, citrus, berries and unusual food plants, roses (old fashioned, modern and species), rare and interesting exotics – plus seedlings and herbs. We now also carry a range of indoor plants in the shop | more

NOTE | for more information and images of new stock in the nursery see our In the Nursery page or follow us on Instagram / Facebook for daily updates.

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Great to see more wildflowers out this year with all the rain weve had! Thanks for sharing Beautiful Tilba. Keith. #spring #news

Tuesday November 17th

Great to see more wildflowers out this year with all the rain we've had! Thanks for sharing Beautiful Tilba. Keith. #spring #news ... See MoreSee Less

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They are beautiful,I have them all around our garden as well,Nature at its best.

We still have some beautiful roses in flower in the nursery - and more plants arriving this week. Drop down for a look if youre after some new additions to your rose garden. Keith. #news

Sunday November 8th

We still have some beautiful roses in flower in the nursery - and more plants arriving this week. Drop down for a look if you're after some new additions to your rose garden. Keith. #newsSpring colour in Tilba Tilba with roses starting to flower at Tilba Nursery - images by Silverdory Productions ... #spring #tilbatilba #bringyourcamera ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the third anniversary of our re-opening as Tilba Nursery in our new Tilba Tilba location! A big thanks to everyone whos dropped in over the years - weve been so lucky to have received such wonderful support and friendship from our amazing customers! Thanks again - and hope to see you soon :) Keith and Desiree. #news

Wednesday October 28th

Today is the third anniversary of our re-opening as Tilba Nursery in our new Tilba Tilba location! A big thanks to everyone who's dropped in over the years - we've been so lucky to have received such wonderful support and friendship from our amazing customers! Thanks again - and hope to see you soon 🙂 Keith and Desiree. #news ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Keith and Desiree, I for one feel very blessed to have you in the neighbourhood. You’re always so welcoming and ready with help and good advice ❤️❤️

Congratulation, I can’t believe 3 years 😃🎉🎈🍾! It’s just amazing. Well done both of you.❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations, it is a beautiful place you have created 🌻

Congratulations Keith and Desiree. Always enjoy your advice. Thank you 🙏

Wow, three years. Congratulations, love the rain.

I enjoyed it very much Congratulations

I cannot believe you have been open in that great spot for 3yrs. Your plants are always so healthy & we receive great advice each & every time we ask for it. Well done Keith & Desiree.

Congratulations Keith and Desiree. I have learnt so much about gardening thank you.💕

Congratulations Keith Mundy

Where has that time gone?

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Just a reminder that the nursery is closed today - Monday Oct 12 - but we will be back on board again from Tuesday. If youre looking for fruit trees to add to your home orchard we still have a range of potted plants available - including Cripps Pink apples, currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #news #spring #apples

Monday October 12th

Just a reminder that the nursery is closed today - Monday Oct 12 - but we will be back on board again from Tuesday. If you're looking for fruit trees to add to your home orchard we still have a range of potted plants available - including 'Cripp's Pink' apples, currently flowering in the nursery. Keith. #news #spring #apples ... See MoreSee Less

No Thursday Talk again this month but here are a few handy tips for selecting fruit trees for your garden.

The Home Orchard (from my Gardening Gabble column in the Triangle Community News - October 2020)

With the increasing need for self-sustainability and a move back to the home orchard, there are many things that should be taken into consideration to be successful with this project.

Fruit trees come in many shapes, forms and varieties and their individual requirements are important to successfully grow them and produce great crops and a personal satisfaction that you are being self-sufficient.

Firstly, the need for sunlight and adequate space to grow in is of paramount importance when making your selection of what to grow. Many trees like apples and pears are large growing and take up considerable space in the orchard. They are, when in full leaf, large shade throwers - so the consideration of where to plant them in the orchard needs good planning. They can severely shade other plants around them - particularly if you want to share the space with herbs and vegetables.

Secondly, you need to ask what are the requirements that a tree might need to produce good crops? Does it need another variety of tree to cross pollinate, will it require more water than other trees in the orchard or can it handle stronger prevailing winds than other trees? These are just some of the considerations that need to be thought about in the layout.

Another important factor not often thought about is that many trees require a prolonged period of winter chill for proper maturation of flowering buds - with 1000-2000 hours of temperatures below 10 degrees C the usual requirement. Given this, many coastal gardeners often have poor results with apples, pears, cherries and nut trees that all require winter chill.

There has been a lot of work done in recent times by plant breeders to develop smaller growing varieties of trees that fit into a smaller sites and are ‘self-pollinating’. This allows more trees to be used in the space available - with many of these compact forms well suited to be planted as an espalier. This allows the use of fences to create garden ‘rooms’ within the orchard to add another dimension to the space.

Evergreen fruit trees like citrus, olives and avocados also throw a shade, but all year around. Many of these are grown on dwarfing root stock so they can adapt well to pot culture and smaller sites. Dwarf forms are well suited to large pots with a premium potting mix - just make sure you fertilise and water regularly.

Finally, it must be remembered that all fruit trees require regular ongoing maintenance - including pruning at the correct time of the year, fertilising regularly to keep them thrifty and preventative pest and disease control. As with all garden plants it is best to prevent the pest or disease from initially occurring than to control it once identified.

Your local nursery person can guide you in your selection of trees for your orchard. If you have missed out on the winter bare-root stock, fruit trees will also be available later in the season as container grown plants.

Keith Mundy - Tilba Nursery

From ‘The Triangle’ - October 2020 #news #spring

Wednesday October 7th

No Thursday Talk again this month but here are a few handy tips for selecting fruit trees for your garden.

The Home Orchard (from my 'Gardening Gabble' column in the Triangle Community News - October 2020)

With the increasing need for self-sustainability and a move back to the home orchard, there are many things that should be taken into consideration to be successful with this project.

Fruit trees come in many shapes, forms and varieties and their individual requirements are important to successfully grow them and produce great crops and a personal satisfaction that you are being self-sufficient.

Firstly, the need for sunlight and adequate space to grow in is of paramount importance when making your selection of what to grow. Many trees like apples and pears are large growing and take up considerable space in the orchard. They are, when in full leaf, large shade throwers - so the consideration of where to plant them in the orchard needs good planning. They can severely shade other plants around them - particularly if you want to share the space with herbs and vegetables.

Secondly, you need to ask what are the requirements that a tree might need to produce good crops? Does it need another variety of tree to cross pollinate, will it require more water than other trees in the orchard or can it handle stronger prevailing winds than other trees? These are just some of the considerations that need to be thought about in the layout.

Another important factor not often thought about is that many trees require a prolonged period of winter chill for proper maturation of flowering buds - with 1000-2000 hours of temperatures below 10 degrees C the usual requirement. Given this, many coastal gardeners often have poor results with apples, pears, cherries and nut trees that all require winter chill.

There has been a lot of work done in recent times by plant breeders to develop smaller growing varieties of trees that fit into a smaller sites and are ‘self-pollinating’. This allows more trees to be used in the space available - with many of these compact forms well suited to be planted as an espalier. This allows the use of fences to create garden ‘rooms’ within the orchard to add another dimension to the space.

Evergreen fruit trees like citrus, olives and avocados also throw a shade, but all year around. Many of these are grown on dwarfing root stock so they can adapt well to pot culture and smaller sites. Dwarf forms are well suited to large pots with a premium potting mix - just make sure you fertilise and water regularly.

Finally, it must be remembered that all fruit trees require regular ongoing maintenance - including pruning at the correct time of the year, fertilising regularly to keep them thrifty and preventative pest and disease control. As with all garden plants it is best to prevent the pest or disease from initially occurring than to control it once identified.

Your local nursery person can guide you in your selection of trees for your orchard. If you have missed out on the winter bare-root stock, fruit trees will also be available later in the season as container grown plants.

Keith Mundy - Tilba Nursery

From ‘The Triangle’ - October 2020 #news #spring
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Were open 10am to 3pm right across the long weekend - drop  in for a browse if youre after some fresh spring colours for your garden! Keith. #news #spring

Sunday October 4th

We're open 10am to 3pm right across the long weekend - drop in for a browse if you're after some fresh spring colours for your garden! Keith. #news #spring ... See MoreSee Less