WINDFALL NURSERIES

Specialist Norfolk Grower
of
Walnuts, Fruit Trees, Garden and Woodland Trees 
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We are a small family business, it's more of a way of life, built on generations of expertise in the growing of trees. We present a range of selected trees, all of which are produced by us using skilled techniques to ensure that the trees have attractive and desirable characteristics for your garden, small-holding or land. 

We present a relatively small portfolio of trees and it is easy for the purchaser to navigate and compare options. We are focused on providing excellent value. Our prices are very competitive, but this is not at the expense of quality.  We use cost effective measures in production and in nurturing the trees through all  stages from inception to arriving at your doorstep. This includes the recycling of materials and packaging.

We encourage you to think ahead when buying your trees. We can grow to order and help you to plan your project, whether it is placing just one tree in a small garden, or developing a plantation or orchard. Our trees have many qualities as amenity, decoration, providing edible fruit and nuts, timber or fuel, habitat for animals, carbon offset, nuts for oil, diversification for smallholders and farmers and even as financial legacy crops. 

By keeping our prices low, we have significant demand for our trees and we have limited numbers of each species and variety. There are no middlemen. We know each tree and it is selected for you from the field. We therefore encourage you to plan ahead and order in advance of the autumn bare root season.

We hope that you enjoy our collection and that you find what you are looking for.

 Choosing Your Tree

Firstly think about what you want the tree for: its eventual size and shape, ease of maintenance, the aesthetics or what it produces - its fruit or nut, timber quality, coppicing ability, can it be grown as a hedge or a spectacular centrepiece, does it need a pollinator for bountiful fruit production? 

Walnut Trees - alongside the Common English Walnut which we grow from selected seeds, we produce a variety of  grafted walnuts each with specific characteristics.  So whether you are looking for a small walnut tree with a large, tasty nut, or a reliable vigorous timber tree as an investment crop, we can assist. The following walnuts are available now for dispatch during the summer in pots and can be planted. From November they will be sent as bare-root trees. Further varieties of walnut will be available from 2021.

Most popular walnuts:       English Walnut,      Broadview,      Shouldham,      Buccaneer

Self-fertile walnuts (no pollinator required):   Saturn,    Broadview,     Buccaneer,    Cowling

Walnuts with nuts suitable for eating:   Broadview,    Shouldham,     Buccanner

Eating Walnuts with high oil content:   Izvor 10

Walnuts suitable for timber and legacy crops:  NG38,    NG23,    MJ209

Walnuts for smaller spaces:  Broadview,    Shouldham ,   Buccaneer,    Cowling

Walnuts with red kernals: Red Danube

Fruit Trees  - we grow varieties that will thrive in most situations in the UK. Again, the trees are mostly grafted varieties and have different characteristics, the fruit can sometimes be dual purpose (culinary and eating) or very specific. Fruit trees are usually better grown in pairs to encourage pollination and heavier cropping. Most of our trees will crop after two years.

Most popular fruit trees (other varieties are available):

Apples:        Bramley (cooking),    Cox (eating),   Spartan (crisp red apple),  Egremont Russet (heritage)

Crabapples:  Neville Copeman  (juicing or jelly)  John Downie (juicing or jelly) 

Pears:          Conference

Peach:         Peregrine

Plum:          Victoria , Cambridge Greengage

Quince:       Vranja

Ornamental and Woodland Treesit is all in the mix. Often different species paired together will contrast and improve the design. Diversity provides for year round colour, improves habitat for wildlife.

Most popular ornamental trees: Acer Drummondii,   Acer Crimson King,

Jaquemontii (Himalayan Birch)

Most popular woodland trees: Juglans (Walnut), Quercus (Oak),

Carpinus betula (Hornbeam),   Betula Pendula (Silver Birch)

Small trees for the garden: Acer Drummondii (dwarf),  Acer Crimson Sentry, Prunus Nigra (ornamental plum), Gleditsia Sunburst and  Gleditsia Ruby Lace

Interesting foliage/ flower: Gleditsia (Honey Locust) - available potted now, Laburnum, Acers, Crabapple

Weeping habit: Fagus (Beech) -  green or purple

Fastigiate (column shape ) -Quercus (Oak), Carpinus (Hornbeam) or Fagus (Beech)

If you would like help in selecting and or designing your project please use our contact form or call.

Broadview (Shouldam) in flower 2020
 

AGROFORESTRY & LANDSCAPE DESIGN

We can help you plan your landscape project using trees from our portfolio, but we can also grow or source locally any companion plants that may be recommended as part of your planting scheme.

Our projects have included:

 

Rescuing an ancient walled-garden orchard in Warwickshire by reproducing old lost varieties before they were destroyed by development and providing a new orchard of apples and pears to plant of exactly the same varieties. This involved producing over 100 grafted clones, some of them unique ancient seedling trees over 100 years old.

We have provided interesting trees to landscape new - build projects and conversions of old buildings.

Our largest and longest project is the planting of an investment crop of timber walnuts. This secures land and is a legacy for future generations as well as providing a crop and an appealing landscape for the current generation. 

We are increasingly looking to incorporate poly-culture techniques to ensure environmental sustainability and we are increasing our range of companion plants, such as the nitogen-fixing Eleagnus which sit side by side our walnut trees. We also recommend planting for bees whenever possible as this increases pollination. We grow a range of herbal plants and shrubs suitable for flowering areas within the trees.

If you are planning a project, consider involving us at an early stage so that we can grow or source to order any plants and trees that you require for your project.

FOR SPECIAL REQUESTS & ORDERS

Address:
Aubaine Farm, Sandyfield, Langhorns Lane, Outwell, Norfolk, PE14 8SH
Phone: 07964 180965
Email:  ed.carlile@outlook.com
 
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