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Help us recycle
We don't use any plastic bags for plant purchases here at Slack Top nursery. Instead, since we began in 1985, we recycle cardboard boxes by making them into exact…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 01/06/2009 at 10:26 pm in Nursery news
 
Alpines from around the globe
The indoor alpine display is looking particularly stunning at the moment, so make sure you don't miss it! Some of the highlights include Haberlea rhodopensis which grows on shady…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 15/05/2009 at 09:59 pm in Nursery news
 
Another Gold Medal
Yipee - we've won another gold medal for our alpine container display at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show 09. Huge thanks to all of you who offered us such…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 29/04/2009 at 03:16 pm in Shows news
 
Rare miniature species Narcissus
We grow the beautiful Narcissus rupicola (pictured) from our own seed and they take roughly 4 years of TLC before they flower! Standing only 4 tall, they can be…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 06/04/2009 at 09:02 am in Nursery news
 
New look to the indoor display
We've given the little indoor display 'greenhouse' an update this spring. Because of our altitude, things can be late to flower in the garden, so rather than have a…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 16/03/2009 at 09:20 am in Garden news
 
Hepaticas open the season!
Slack Top nursery is now open, and Hepaticas are in full flower. We've got several very good forms including our own 'Cobalt' (a very dark blue) and var. rubra…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 16/03/2009 at 09:10 am in Nursery news
 
On the wild side!
Aside from plants, our other passion is wildlife and we're lucky enough to have a great range around the nursery. To date we have spotted 71 bird species including…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 13/02/2009 at 06:31 pm in General news
 
Slack Top Nursery wins coveted PREMIER medal
Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2008 Hebden Bridge nurseryman Michael Mitchell, owner of Slack Top Nursery & Garden, has won a coveted Premier medal for his display of alpine and…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 31/01/2009 at 05:49 pm in Shows news
 
Alpine course at Harlow Carr
If you're interested in finding out more about growing alpines, there is a half-day course at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in February each year – for further details contact…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 31/01/2009 at 05:46 pm in General news
 

The nursery is closed over the winter months (from October) but we're looking forward to reopening on 1 March, whatever the weather… and it could be anything! We've had…Read more >>
Posted by Slack Top on 31/01/2009 at 05:43 pm in Nursery news
 
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