My mother started our nursery over 30 years ago, as a small family run nursery.

My Mother, Maureen Iddon, displayed roses and exhibited flower arranging at NAFAS shows. However, she found it difficult to obtain the unusual foliage and flowers she wanted to display in the Northwest of England, this situation lead to her ordering plants from all over Britain to use in her flower arrangements.

The initial solution my father came up with was building her a small cold frame, this she used to propagate plants for her own flower arranging. Soon many of her friends at the Flower Clubs started to ask her for supplies of these unusual plants for their own use.

In fact there were soon so many people contacting her to obtain these unusual plants that she realised that expansion was the only way to prevent people being disappointed. After the first year she bought a Poly Tunnel, and a couple of years later added a Greenhouse, thus her nursery grew and developed over the passing years into the professional specialist nursery that you now see.

I have been involved with the development and running of my mothers “Hardy Plants” nursery for most of my life. The natural option when my mother sadly passed away in May 2000 was that I would continue her legacy. My is aim to continue build on what my mother started and further develop the breadth of unusual plants from within my own areas of interest for the enjoyment of all.

I regularly display a wide range of our flowers and plants at most of the major shows and look forward to meeting you there. For a list of upcoming events we will be present at please view our upcoming events page, if you cannot meet us at these events please feel free to contact me through the contact us link here on our web site.


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The significance of Home Inspection Service

House Inspection is a general inspection, usually conducted before or during the sale process of a house, by a home inspector to examine the physical structure of the house. Various types of house inspections can be conducted, like termite inspection, pressure or oil test, etc. depending upon your property. Many companies offer home inspection services, but it is imperative to choose the best service provider amongst them to reap the true benefits from house inspection.

Most of the times, if you plan to buy a house through a reputed real estate agent or company, then they are often willing to get a house inspection conducted for you. This will involve basic examination of the entire system, like electrical, plumbing, thermostat, etc. that has been installed on the property. House inspections give you the real picture of the property that is beyond your eyes to see, as it can only be highlighted by the guidance and experience of a house inspector. There several ways to find a home inspector or a service provider and some of these have been listed below.

Take help from your friends, family, neighbors, etc. who have either bought or sold a property as they might have got an inspection done and hence they are the best source to help you out with finding a house inspection service. If this does not work for you, then the next step is to use the internet and search for the names of home inspection service providers in your region. Make a list of all the names you like after studying their websites. Carefully read the services and types of house inspection offered and compare them with other building inspection services.

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Another good tip that can be used when finalizing a house inspection service provider is the price charged for the services, and you can ask them about any discounts, bargains or offers, etc. Before you finalize a service provider for your house, check out whether or not they are holding a valid license or certification from the concerned state agencies to work as a house inspector. If you think about hiring an individual house inspector, then you can ask him about his past projects, his associations with reputed firms, etc. to judge him and his work experience.

Real estate agents are a good source for finding a house inspector or a house inspection service provider for your property. However, do not just blindly trust their choice without doing your research about them or interviewing them before hiring them. Also, ask them about other types of inspection required for your house depending upon its condition. Once you are satisfied with the response of one or two service providers, you can hire one of them and proceed with the inspection of your property.

In case you have a tight schedule all through the week, you should look for a service provider that can offer weekend building inspections Melbourne. Such companies are there willing to serve you. You, therefore, have no reason not to get a home inspection.