It's not uncommon for people to turn up wanting one or two trees... and leave with a boot full.
talents. Colours and textures are artfully positioned in rows side by side, adding to the delight of looking at the plants for sale.
Pete and Hannah strive to present plants that are both healthy and hardy. The result is that it's not uncommon for people to turn up wanting one or two trees, and drive out with a car boot full. Most wholesalers don't sell individual trees to the public but Pete and Hannah feel strongly that there is definitely a place for the personal approach that their nursery offers.
In between potting up seedlings this spring and summer, Pete is keen to indulge in more of his other passions, hunting and fishing. But first, he's going to get stuck in and clear up the far end of the property to make room for more trees because he and Hannah feel the demand is going to keep on growing.
People are often scared to get started but Pete has found all they need is a bit of direction and some ideas and away they go. Nine times out of ten, once the initial project begins to grow (literally), people are back for more.
“I'm not into just slapping trees in the ground any old how,” he says. “For good results, I have a personal mantra: right thing, right place, right time.
"To be honest, a bare piece of land is like a blank canvas to me. It just gets my wheels spinning and I love to problem solve, using texture and colour and layering to produce, not just a patch of native trees, but a sort-of work of natural art that is pleasing to the eye.
“And as long as I don't have to sit inside, I'm happy.”