planted Bottoms' Corner in 1999, fulfilling a
long-held dream to
create a new hazel (Corylus avellana) woodland. The three hectare wood is now yielding good quality hazel sticks.
Take a look at the price list below, for three products that we sell a lot of each year. We have supplied hazel
for lots of other uses and are happy to cut
and supply to your specification if we can. If you need poles of
or for other uses, please let us know.
years we have supplied hazel for rabbit purse net pegs and
long nets, Christmas wreaths, arty picture frames, basket making, yurt
poles, hurdle uprights, den building...
supports, garden sticks, as an alternative to bamboo canes,
Hazel pea sticks
The bees knees for peas! Yes these branching hazel tops are the best
solution for any scrambling plant - peas, sweet peas, nasturtiums...
They also provide excellent leaning posts for those leggy herbaceous
plants; the likes of delphiniums, that can so easily be knocked down in
summer winds especially if your garden is in an exposed location.
You'll need to get them in early in the spring so that your plants can
grow through them. Because they are dark and quite attractive in their
own right, they won't look out of place whilst your plants get cracking
through the spring. You'll see them in some of the best gardens
around the UK.
Hazel bean poles
So much better than bamboo, hazel is naturally nobbly and provides
great support for any climbing plant including your rampant runners. We
reckon a bean pole is between 6'6" and 8 feet (2-2.5m) long, but we can
supply them longer or shorter. Once you've tried hazel, we are sure you
won't want to go back to bamboo.
A note on longevity
Hazel is a natural product and we don't treat it with any
preservatives. Left outside, bean poles and pea sticks will probably
last two seasons and perhaps another if you are careful in the
autumn in untangling the remains of plants from them and storing them
somewhere dry through the winter. They definiteley look scruffier in
their second year. The large, commercial gardens we supply buy fresh
sticks each spring.
hazel sticks make splendid kindling when they've done their work in the
garden - bring them inside, somewhere warm at the end of the summer and
they'll be just right by the first frost.
For more ideas for supporting climbers in your garden, click here
Join forces to cut delivery costs
This season's willow and hazel:
bean poles and pea sticks now available. Most
customers prefer them in spring,
but we are taking orders now. These are expensive to courier. Do you
have friends, neighbours or fellow gardening club members who might
want to share delivery costs? We would be pleased to quote for large
deliveries within about 50 miles of Gravenhurst. The more individual
orders we can combine, the lower our delivery charge per customer will
be. Delivery arranged to suit you but better for us around March/April.
Please contact us by email or give us a ring 01462 711815 or 07794 013876
We sell pea sticks in bundles of 15
Large bundles of hazel pea sticks for delivery to a commercial garden
Hazel regrowth in June after coppicing during the previous winter
Hazel claves - 30cm rods to be used to make music in a north London school
we sell willow too, cut from our own willow beds.
So if you need willow for basket making or all sorts of other uses,
have a look at our willow
or give us a ring on 01462 711815
hazel tops of between 1-1.8m (3-6'). Bundles
of 15 sticks
or less straight, unbranched poles. Less than 3.0cm diameter. 2 - 2.5m
(6' 6" - 8')
or less straight poles. 1.5m (5' 6"), 2-5cm diameter
stakes cut in September