We have a small selection of plants grown at Wishtree and propagated in our permaculture nursery. We grow edible and unusual plants which we use in our garden designs and for community projects.
Free postage on all plant sales. Please contact us for more details on the plants available and to order.
Current availability –
Elaeagnus Umbellata – Autumn Olive
Semi – evergreen shrub growing to approximately 5 metres tall and wide. Great for attracting wildlife and has small, edible, orange berries. It makes a fantastic jam and no, it doesn’t taste like olives!
It is nitrogen fixing so great as a chop and drop plant or good for windbreak and screening.
A beautiful, yet temperamental plant. We use it for ground cover and making liquid soap for washing hands and hair. The later is an activity we have done with our Early Years Education. Prefers well drained soil in full sun to semi-shade. We’ve tried this is various locations. It has done well on in raised beds and getting just over a metres tall in a more shady areas.
It’s a great bee plant too.
We hope that all our plants arrive to you in good condition. Unfortunately we can’t be responsible for how they behave on their way to you, but do try to make sure their travel wear keeps them well protected and safe.
When your plants arrive, we recommend you plant them straight away in thier final home, or place them in water till you can. Planting them straight away will reduce stress to the plant. Feed with a liquid feed, such as comfrey and nettle.
Please let us know how your plants are doing. Send us photos of the their new home and we’ll post your picture on our social media pages. The most interesting photos will receive a free packet of seeds.
We do not take any responsibility for any ill effects you may receive as a result of eating any of the species we have mentioned here. We use our knowledge and experience to determine if we think plants are edible or not. We recommend speaking to an expert before eating any plants you are not familiar with.